Philosophy’s alleged sickness

Burroughs misunderstands the relationship between the academy and work: it is not corporatists who are making these demands of the academy, but the very job-starved people who fund us. There is no capitalist greed at work here. There are just people wanting gainful employment. Are we philosophers supposed to tell them that they are wrong?



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  1. Philosophers do not run universities; charlatans and snake oil salesmen do, and yes, they should tell desperate fools they’re wrong to waste their money there with little promise of a job or philosophical satisfaction.

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