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Stephen Downes

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I think that my career has been to practice public philosophy, though I'm not sure philosophers (Properly So-Called Professors of) would agree with that. No matter. This article is a nice defense of the concept of public philosophy, and outlines some of the major steps the profession will need to take in order to have this wider impact on the world. And there's some urgency: "the world is in crisis. It's war, the soul of humanity is at stake, and the discipline that has been in isolation training for 2000 years for this very moment is too busy pointing out tiny errors in each other's technique to actually join the fight."

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