David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Topoi 25 (1-2):63-67 (2006)
Philosophy in the West divides into three parts: Analytic Philosophy (AP), Continental Philosophy (CP), and History of Philosophy (HP). But all three parts are in a bad way. AP is sceptical about the claim that philosophy can be a science, and hence is uninterested in the real world. CP is never pursued in a properly theoretical way, and its practice is tailor-made for particular political and ethical conclusions. HP is mostly developed on a regionalist basis: what is studied is determined by the nation or culture to which a philosopher belongs, rather than by the objective value of that philosopher’s work. Progress in philosophy can only be attained by avoiding these pitfalls.
|Keywords||analytic philosophy continental philosophy history of philosophy horror mundi|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Agustin Vicente (2010). An Enlightened Revolt: On the Philosophy of Nicholas Maxwell. Philosophia 38 (4):38: 631- 648.
James A. Marcum (2011). Horizon for Scientific Practice: Scientific Discovery and Progress. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 24 (2):187-215.
Luciano Floridi (2013). What is A Philosophical Question? Metaphilosophy 44 (3):195-221.
Similar books and articles
Robert E. Goodin & Philip Pettit (eds.) (2006). Contemporary Political Philosophy: An Anthology. Blackwell Publishing.
Garrett Cullity (2008). Public Goods and Fairness. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 86 (1):1 – 21.
Thorsten Botz-Bornstein (2010). Is Critical Regionalist Philosophy Possible? Comparative and Continental Philosophy 2 (1):11-25.
Barry Smith & David Woodruff Smith (eds.) (1995). The Cambridge Companion to Husserl. Cambridge University Press.
Michael Krom (2007). The Relevance of Contemplation: Aristotle on the Philosopher and the Common Good. Philosophy in the Contemporary World 14 (2):30-38.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads129 ( #6,376 of 1,096,585 )
Recent downloads (6 months)7 ( #29,393 of 1,096,585 )
How can I increase my downloads?