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Stephen Downes

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Justin Weinberg, writes about "anew website features autobiographical essays by philosophers who were first-generation college students" called First Generation Philosophers. It's of interest to me because I also fall into that category of 'first generation philosopher', though I'm uncomfortable with the division of the world into academics and non-academics and of the suggestion that one is of a better class than the other (though of course I'm not from Oxford, Cambridge or Harvard, which 4/5 of the writers here are). Still, it's interesting to see their success at navigating a thin sliver of opportunity afforded by progressive governments during their time and how they are for the most part opposed to the class-based system inherent in traditional academia (even while benefiting from it, though I don't begrudge them that).

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