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Mark Zelcer
Brooklyn
Interests: Philosophy
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Great post! I like thinking about these things. Two things: Off the top of my head, I can't think of any contemporary systematic philosophers. It strikes me that philosophy is getting too big and complex to do that, whereas Plato, Aristotle, Kant, Hume, and even Mill could. Can you name any? I'd be curious. I tend to admire the approach. Also, there is a type of philosopher who just flits from topic to topic, making a modest, or perhaps not so modest contribution in one field after another without any attempt at systematization. I think this may be another kind of kind of philosopher. What do you think?
I want to engage in a bit of evangelism inspired by a piece in the CHE and a book review I recently read in NDPR. They both got me thinking about my own experiences co-writing philosophy as a grad student and visiting faculty member. Co-authorship is an approach to writing... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2014 at The Philosophers' Cocoon
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