1. Ludlow on Progress in Philosophy

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    Peter Ludlow's presentation from a panel at the Harvard/ANU conference on progress in philosophy. Sept. 16, 2011.

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    • Kit Fine on "The Armchair"

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      • American Philosopher The Film

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        Who dares think a nation? What is the status of philosophy in a nation founded by philosophers? What are the risks of practicing philosophy in America? Does America have a "native" philosophy? Eight short films about philosophy in America and American philosophy by Phillip McReynolds. Please also visit my youtube channel youtube.com/user/americanphilosopher. Thanks for your support.

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        • Robrecht Vanderbeeken: "Endorsing a Pluralism between Analytic and Continental Philosophy"

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          Robrecht Vanderbeeken: "Endorsing a Pluralism between Analytic and Continental Philosophy" Since the rise of analytic philosophy, a virtual Berlin Wall seems to be inserted with respect to continental philosophy. If we take into account the difference between both traditions concerning the respective subject-matters, the pivotal goals, the modes of inquiry and scholarship, the semantic idioms, the methodological approaches, the ongoing discussions, the conferences and publications etc., it is hardly an overstatement to say that both traditions evolve insulated and have a conflicting relationship. From a meta-philosophical stance, the common and prima facie reply to this split is the encouragement of merging inclinations. I argue for another strategy. Based on a discussion of the intrinsic differences and their importance, I'm inclined to conclude that unification can coincide with a loss of authenticity, blurring the critical potential of both traditions. Hence, we must consider the endorsement of an agonistic pluralism between analytic philosophy and contemporary continental philosophy. The plurality of points of view render several opportunities for productive critiques and fruitful cross-overs between both traditions. Alas, the susceptibility for these innovations is vastly counteracted due to a widespread attitude of antipathy, ignorance and occasional vulgarization. 4 June 2007

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