Date: December 11, 2011
Creator: Briggle, Adam & Frodeman, Robert
Description: This article discusses a new philosophy for the 21st century. The authors have devoted their lives to philosophy. They want the field to survive and, if possible, prosper. But it is increasingly doubtful that academic philosophy can thrive in an era of declining budgets, soaring debts, antipathy to tax increases, and new technologies such as distance education. Of course, philosophy is secure at America's elite universities. But what of the vast number of universities whose future is tied to the decisions of state legislatures or other financial conditions?
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences