Why We Need More Philosophers Engaged in Public Life

UC-Berkley psychology professor, @TaniaLombrozo, makes an argument on the @npr13point7 blog for why we need more philosophers engaging in the public realm.

Say “philosopher” and most people imagine a bust of Socrates, obscure texts or intellectual tête-à-têtes in the so-called Ivory Tower, away from the muddle of real-life concerns. But three issues this past week made something clear: We need philosophers engaged in public life — and a public willing to engage them.

via Why We Need Philosophers Engaged In Public Life : 13.7: Cosmos And Culture : NPR.