Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 June 2015

312 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199326020

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The Great Endarkenment

Philosophy for an Age of Hyperspecialization

Elijah Millgram

  • Argues that design analysis of intellectual tools should largely replace conceptual analysis within philosophy [i.e., this is an intervention in the "metaphilosophy" and "metametaphysics" debate]
  • Argues that specialization and division of labor are behind many traditional philosophical problems
  • Argues that the extreme forms that division of labor takes today pose new philosophical problems
  • Argues that specialization has very recently become much more highly articulated (`hyperspecialization'), that we don't know how to manage a society of hyperspecialists, and that the ensuing problems are practical and urgent