Philosophy for the Few
THE SOURCE: “Philosophy That’s Not for the Masses” by James Ladyman, in The Philosopher’s Magazine, Second Quarter 2011.
It’s a common charge that philosophers do little of practical value and fail to make their work relevant and accessible to the general public. University of Bristol philosophy professor James Ladyman has had quite enough of this sort of rubbish. “I do not see why all philosophers, or even most, should be interested in communicating their thoughts . . . to the world,” he writes.