Saturday, March 15, 2014

Plato at the Googleplex

@platobooktour Rebecca Goldstein's new book responds to Lawrence Krauss and other misbegotten critics of philosophy.

Philosophy "won't go away" because even its most strident jeer-leaders must philosophize in order to mount their case that it's not a "progressive" endeavor. To paraphrase Woody's joke: those who can, do. Those who can't do, teach. And those who can't or won't acknowledge their own philosophical premises teach very poorly indeed.

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