Philosophy in the Age of Neoliberalism

Robert Frodeman, Adam Briggle, J. Britt Holbrook

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This essay argues that political, economic, and cultural developments have made the twentieth century disciplinary approach to philosophy unsustainable. It (a) discusses the reasons behind this unsustainability, which also affect the academy at large, (b) describes applied philosophy as an inadequate theoretical reaction to contemporary societal pressures, and (c) proposes a dedisciplined and interstitial approach-"field philosophy"-as a better response to the challenges facing the twenty-first century philosophy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)311-330
Number of pages20
JournalSocial Epistemology
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - Oct 2012
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Philosophy
  • General Social Sciences


  • Field Philosophy
  • Interdisciplinarity
  • Neoliberalism


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