What shall we do with philosophers and philosophy?

Zbigniew Drozdowicz


The difficult situation of philosophers and philosophy at Polish universities leads one to ask significant questions, such as the one in the title of this paper, but also the questions directly related to it: on the sources and conditions of that specific crisis of academic philosophy, on the participation of philosophers themselves and contemporary philosophy in this very crisis, on the future of philosophy, and on such a university, where philosophical thinking and education will either not exist or be marginalized. None of these questions can be answered in a clear manner. In the presented remarks I do not attempt to provide such answers. I refer, however, to the positions of significant philosophers and point out where to look for such answers.


crisis of the humanities; situation of academic philosophers and university education; state of contemporary philosophy education; state of contemporary philosophy

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