WHILE SCIENCE CHURNS OUT a relentless series of quantum leaps within a matter of years (if not months), philosophy is accustomed to a much more leisurely ride. As a philosopher friend of mine recently remarked, “Major advances in philosophy happen in units of centuries, and even that might be an optimistic assessment.” And indeed, by their very nature, many of the questions that perplexed Kant or even Plato continue to engage the contemporary philosopher. Clearly, the pace of progress is a matter of perspective.
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