Is Philosophy Threatened? Is Philosophy Thriving?

Does a recent university decision to cut philosophy indicate that philosophy is threatened?

"The university's move to phase out all teaching in philosophy at undergraduate and postgraduate level led to international condemnation from some of the best-known figures in the field."

Loss of philosophy at Middlesex raises fears for humanities
http://www.timeshighe...

Does current reporting indicate that philosophy is thriving (in France)?

"Popular philosophy is booming in France."

Faced with big questions, the French turn to philosophers
http://www.irishtimes...

So is philosophy threatened/thriving? How is it determined if philosophy is threatened/thriving? Does it matter if philosophy is threatened/thriving?

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  • Tom

    Abe did an excellent job framing the dialogue around two very interesting pieces he culled from the Internet ( and I loved the graphics too!).

    May 18, 2010

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