Saturday, June 11, 2011

Video: Does Philosophy Still Matter? | The New School

This is a very interesting video on a panel of philosophers talking about the future of philosophy and the problems of academia. It's a long video but its pretty interesting.  Discussion really starts at 8:50. 

 Panelists include Simon Critchley, professor of philosophy at The New School for Social Research and author of The Book of Dead Philosophers; Anthony Gottlieb, author of The Dream of Reason, a three-volume history of philosophy; James Miller, professor of political science and chair of the Committee on Liberal Studies at The New School for Social Research; Astra Taylor, independent filmmaker and director of Zizek!and Examined Life: Philosophy Is in the Streets; andCornel West, author of Race Matters and Class of 1943 Professor at Princeton University. The panel will be moderated by Lewis H. Lapham, editor ofLapham’s Quarterly
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