Philosophy at a biggish university

To get an idea of what a philosophy department does or can do at a biggish (20k +) university, along with the troubles it often faces from the administration, read this NYT article about the philosophy department at Auburn University. It certainly portrays what philosophy can offer in a favorable light. But at the same time, the article does unwittingly take some swipes at philosophy, and gets things wrong. For a useful discussion, see this blog posting.

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One thought on “Philosophy at a biggish university

  1. ashok

    Thank you so much for the link! If there are interesting and unique happenings or papers or anything that you feel the entire blogosphere should know about, let me know, I’ll be happy to help either via my blog or some sort of promotion mechanism.

    I don’t think people realize just how delicate the intelligent side of the Internet is, how well it stays hidden. I’m curious as to opinions why that might be.

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