This is an excellent but troubling statement from the popular perspective. It is also dated as it reflects problems that people had in dealing with post-modernism arising from post-structuralist thinking in the last quarter of the 20th century.

I could even say it has the feel of a marketing perspective prepping for a new product or service. But philosophy is very definitely not dead. It was prone and barely twitching at the turn of the century, but we face massive problems now that must be dealt with philosophically.

As was mentioned in one response, the intensity of involvement with self-driving vehicles and the ‘trolly problem’ is about as real as it gets.

The death of philosophy is something that is announced at the end of an era. Paradigmatic shifts require everyone to think like a philosopher. Shit doesn’t make sense anymore. What do we do?

Just one additional example: There is great thought going into the, now obviously, mistaken assumption that one branch of sentient creatures is all that matters in the universe. Physical objects are actors also. Things are not real but relative and seem to be responding to a range of intentions that may not involve biological entities.

I don’t like to do this but I do write about this stuff:

Discovering Hyperobjects

Respecting Diversity as Expedient Learning

Walking to the Future

Defending Our Future

A Bigger Change Than We Thought

Working philosophy is thinking about how we think about our ontology.

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