On Progress in Philosophy

Metaphilosophy 44 (1-2):10-14 (2013)
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This article seeks to clarify the concept of progress in philosophy. It treats progress as a kind of development. But not every development is a progress. When we talk about progress, what really matters is the direction of development. In some cases it is relatively easy to reach agreement about this direction. But not in the case of philosophy, if we abstract it from the obvious and the trivial, like the number of books on philosophy. As a result, the article concludes that there cannot be progress in philosophy. Instead we see a continual multiplication of interpretations
Keywords history of philosophy  progress in philosophy  development  interpretation
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DOI 10.1111/meta.12011
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