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The Future of American Philosophy

Peter Hare

in Pragmatism with Purpose

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print May 2015 | ISBN: 9780823264322
Published online January 2016 | e-ISBN: 9780823266777 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.5422/fordham/9780823264322.003.0013

Series: American Philosophy (FUP)

The Future of American Philosophy

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This chapter examines the future of American philosophy: where it is headed, what challenges it faces, and what strategies from our past appear to be the most promising for solving modern problems. It expects internationalization to be the dominant reality in philosophy in the coming decades, and suggests that we must recognize this fully and that American philosophy in general and individual philosophers in the country need to respond to the challenge of internationalism in the most constructive, responsible, and just way. There are many reasons for this ongoing internationalization, including the Internet and the emergence of English as virtually a universal language among those who have received higher education in the last two decades. The chapter argues that the future of American philosophy depends in large part on how philosophical training and research relates to society.

Keywords: internationalization; American philosophy; internationalism; Internet; English; philosophical training; research

Chapter.  3938 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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