At Least It’s A Good Time For Philosophy

The lotus grows from the muck (image)

When the world is going to shit, it’s a great time for philosophy. As Brian Van Norden said, “philosophy is dialogue about important unsolved problems,” and gods know we’ve got plenty of those. Today’s dung heap of history is, to philosophers, a treasure trove.



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Indrajit Samarajiva is a writer from Sri Lanka, grumpily in Oxford for a while. Sign up for my newsletter at, and you can reach me at