Why Isn't There More Progress in Philosophy?

Philosophy 90 (1):3-31 (2015)
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Is there progress in philosophy? A glass-half-full view is that there is some progress in philosophy. A glass-half-empty view is that there is not as much as we would like. I articulate a version of the glass-half-empty view, argue for it, and then address the crucial question of what explains it.

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David Chalmers
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