Philosophy Upside Down?

Metaphilosophy 44 (5):579-588 (2013)

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Peter Baumann
Ludwig Maximilians Universität, München
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Philip Kitcher recently argued for a reconstruction in philosophy. According to him, the contemporary mainstream of philosophy has deteriorated into something that is of relevance only to a few specialists who communicate with each other in a language nobody else understands. Kitcher proposes to reconstruct philosophy along two axes: a knowledge axis and a value axis. The present article discusses Kitcher's diagnosis as well as his proposal of a therapy. It argues that there are problems with both, and it ends with an alternative view of what some core problems of the profession currently are
Keywords Philip Kitcher  pragmatism  reconstruction in philosophy  scholasticism  applied philosophy
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DOI 10.1111/meta.12046
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