Posted by: Sam Carson | 15 November, 2007

What are Philosophers experts at?

This interesting question was posed by Bryan Chaplin of EconLog at a recent conference on Social Philosophy and Policy:

Profs and grad students alike largely seemed to accept the following list of topics where members of their occupation actually have expertise:

  • Accurately describing the views of other philosophers, living and dead.
  • Checking arguments for logical validity/internal consistency.

Its worth a quick read.

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