A New Philosophy for the 21st Century

Adam Briggle and Robert Frodeman of University of North Texas discuss A New Philosophy for the 21st Century in The Chronicle of Higher Education (via Ian Bogost). Some of the questions they ask can easily be applied to English Departments, such as:

  • What is the nature and extent of a philosopher's obligation to society?
  • How should this get worked out on a day-by-day basis?
  • Why is there no "lab" or "field" component for philosophy courses?
  • How can philosophic insights be translated or integrated with other disciplines and with the wider world?
  • What new approaches to philosophy should we develop?