Monday, January 08, 2007

Making Philosophy Relevant Again

Good article on philosophy and social justice:

Back in Aristotle's day, people used to think philosophers had all kinds of relevant things to say, Koeze says. He still does.

'Business is traditionally about measurable skills you can put on a list,' Koeze says. 'Can you type this many words? Do you have a degree in accounting? But that describes, at most, 50 percent of your performance. And when you get to senior management, it's 15 percent of your performance.

'The rest of it, I think, is about the concerns of philosophers,' he says. 'The questions of the heart. Motivation, desire, passion. Why do people do what they do? How do people think about things?'

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