Rediscovering Hegel

Rediscovering Hegel is not something I particularly want to do. But I did find this article quite interesting and it struck me as a good example of what I can appreciate about academic Philosophy. I do enjoy considering how people have struggled to express their ideas about the mental process and its implications. And I do think that people who have thought about this more seriously than I can be useful members of deliberative bodies such as “ethics boards” and so on. But their value to me is in the process of facilitating mutual understanding as a result of long exposure to how subtle differences in language use can lead to unnecessary conflict, rather than as arbiters of what is morally correct or scientifically valid. And many philosophers (or at least those advocating for their inclusion, or responding to people like Weinberg, Feynman, and Hawking) seem to get this wrong.

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