Tuesday, January 04, 2011

New year, new philosophical trends?

As the new begins a question for readers: what do you suspect will be the major philosophical trends of the future?

One suspicion is that work in so-called "experimental ethics" will only become more popular.

I also suspect that work in global justice will see two changes: one change is greater attention given to environmental ethics (this will get more mainstream) and there will be a shift to speak more to non-Western traditions than is often the case. While I believe differences between East and West are often exaggerated, I also believe that there are differences remain and that philosophical resources from one tradition can help inform how we address problems in the other tradition. This is not a project of comparative philosophy, but rather a project of expanding the canon.

What do others think......?

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