What’s wrong with contemporary philosophy?

Topoi 25 (1-2):63-67 (2006)

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Barry Smith
State University of New York, Buffalo
Abstract
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
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DOI 10.1007/s11245-006-0023-0
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