Thursday, July 16, 2009

The Effects of Professional Philosophers

Peter Singer has another op/ed in the New York Times Magazine, this one on health care. A colleague asked me a while back if there was a philosopher still living who has had any effect on contemporary popular American discourse. Peter Singer's work on the treatment of animals was the only one I could think of. Anyone I am missing?

On a related note, Hilzoy is leaving the blogosphere. She will be missed.