But in modern times, religion among the educated classes in Europe and North America has lost ground, and intellectuals are neglecting the basic human need to find answers. Philosophy has shrunk in reputation and stature - it's an academic exercise.The last truly important movement in the world of philosophy was existentialism, in the post-war Paris of Jean-Paul Sartre, Albert Camus and Simone de Beauvoir.Every day millions of people turn to dating apps to find love.To date, more than 49 million Americans have given digital dating a try and the companies facilitating these matches are raking in billions.Now that women have at last gained access to higher education, we are waiting to see what they can achieve in the fields where men have distinguished themselves, above all in philosophy.At the moment, however, the genre of philosophy is not flourishing; systematic reasoning no longer has the prestige or cultural value that it once had. Philosophy once claimed to provide a rigorous method to search for the meaning of life, and it was a precious substitute for dogmatic religion.No one cares about philosophers - cultural criticism has come to the fore.Media and glitzy pop culture dominate now, and people need help to negotiate and survive it.
He was not a captive of abstraction and always kept his eye on society and its evolution.
There have been theories of language since then, but without the profound insight of the best philosophy.
Post-structuralism and post-modernism, by their slippery relativism, have destroyed the concept of philosophy.
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I feel women in general are less comfortable than men in inhabiting a highly austere, cold, analytical space, such as the one which philosophy involves.