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From politics to science to critical thought – ‘we need philosophy’

Philosophy is justified by longer term impact and not the shorter “research impact” of the current climate, according to a conference report in the THES March 31. Matthew Reisz reports:

At a time when the concept of research impact and other “intellectually bogus managerial and administrative ideas” are increasingly ubiquitous within higher education, it is urgent that we ask “why should philosophy exist as an academic subject?”.

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