How Philosophy Makes Progress
By Rebecca Newberger Goldstein for The Chronicle of Higher Education
This month’s article poses the question as to whether philosophy has become obsolete. After all, what philosophy has only been able to speculate about, science has provided evidence for (e.g. the nature of time and matter, and that grey stuff behind my eyes.)
Does philosophy, then, belong alongside Tolstoy and Proust, Dickenson and Frost?
Well, to find out, have a go at this article, which at times can be quite difficult (don’t worry if you at first don’t get the distinction between the two images of “us-in-the-world”). But if you can get through all the dense ideas and language, your brain will have had a pretty good mental workout.
Below are some of the important words that appear throughout the post: