Politics, Prosperity, and Philosophy
"No presidential candidate would call on doctors to practice medicine without biology or engineers to neglect calculus and physics. Nor should we dismiss philosophy in the name of finances, rules, or governance. It is, in fact, philosophy that gives these other aspects their purpose and direction and, in the case of the latter two, their substantive element as well."
Philosophy is often dismissed as useless in today's society and the fourth GOP presidential debate was no different. But what if the substantive debate the candidates have been clamoring for actually finds itself in philosophy? Ultimately, what is philosophy and what would our politics--and our world--look like without it?
J Street Musings l November 15, 2015