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German Philosophers Ponder Unexpected Proposition: Popularity

Gordon Welters

Wolfram Eilenberger, editor of “Philosophie Magazin,” in Berlin, savors the disciplinary boom. Philosophic discourse, he argues, should be conducted not only on university campuses but in the public square.
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In Germany, a country known for esoteric thinkers like Hegel and Heidegger, the growth of media focused on philosophy is drawing university philosophers out of the ivory tower and thrusting them into the mainstream of public life. As flattered as...

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