The future of philosophy

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Since philosophy has rather obscure connections with the material aspects of a society, it is difficult to make predictions about the future of philosophy even if one knew what the future of society was likely to be. There are certain trends which can be observed now and which might be expected to continue and deepen. There is likely to be more work on the application of philosophy to practical issues in medicine and professional life in general, with philosophers becoming much more involved in practical decision making. Philosophy is likely to attract also those who are interested in developing a counterculture to the increasingly materialistic tone of society. Although it would be unlikely that the character of philosophy would radically change, the ways in which it will be presented will probably alter to make it more amenable to groups in society who previously would not have been involved in it.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)81-90
Number of pages10
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Development
  • Sociology and Political Science


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