Who Needs Philosophy?

 

Shūnyam is not Philosophy [from Philosophia, ‘Lover of Wisdom’]. It is the disembowelment of Philosophy and its high pretenses.

 


Professional Philosophy, the organized practice of getting paid to teach Philosophy, is less than 500 years old. Plato famously returned a coin to a student who asked what the tangible material benefits of such learning were.

Today, Business and Law Schools, supremely practical, once considered ineligible for inclusion in the sanctum of a Liberal University and its high calling, are the major, often exclusive funding sources for the entire institution.

See: ‘The Bottomless Pit of Nonsense

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