(Don’t forget, she’s a speaker at Women in Secularism 3, a mere two months from now.)
The man who gave us philosophy as we know it is back, walking among us, going to TV talk shows, visiting Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, Calif., having his brain examined by a naïve reductionist neuroscientist, engaging with our current struggles.
For this we must thank Rebecca Newberger Goldstein’s inventiveness and intellectual courage. Her book, Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won’t Go Away, has just been published to rave reviews by people such as philosopher Colin McGinn. Goldstein’s goal is clear: to show
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