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11-03-2009 @ 12:20PM
1) Philosophy majors are statistically most likely to pass the Bar exam. Lawyers, more often than not, are English and Philosophy majors. It's hardly useless.2) But how sad is it that in order to be relevant, the discipline has to pander to these levels. As one who has a degree in Philosophy, these sorts of books always make me ill. They're not really philosophy and do more of a disservice than help it. If I had a dime for every half-baked paper I graded in college comparing The Matrix to Plato's parable of the cave, I'd be a millionaire. They don't really relate, so stop trying. And stop trying to encourage it by producing this crap.
11-03-2009 @ 12:54PM
Hm, my experience was to hear more comparisons between Descartes's evil genius and The Matrix. Oh well.I think that efforts like this to blend serious ideas with pop culture are a good thing. Anything that brings more critical thinking to the masses is a good thing in my book.
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