The Powerlessness of Analytic Philosophy

The Powerlessness of Analytic Philosophy

As far as cultural clout is concerned, analytic philosophy has none or very little. Analytic philosophers write, by and large, for themselves and their undergraduates. From time to time, one of them is brought from the darkness to write an op-ed or to pose as an expert on one “ethics” question or another; but these seem the exception rather than the rule. Of course, intellectuals in general have little public influence, though this varies from country to country. France and…

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