American Philosophy

One finds people bemoaning the state of “the philosophy profession” these days, but I never see it noted that it is American philosophy that is eating itself alive. I haven’t observed that philosophy in other countries is undergoing a similar crisis (though there may be some spillover). Title IX is an American thing (I won’t call it a law). From where I stand (I’m English) the problems we are witnessing are distinctively American, resembling other forms of American hysteria, intolerance, extremism, stupidity, mob mentality, and violence. Recognizing this may help in addressing these problems. (Sorry to be so blunt.)

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