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Volume 53 • Number 3

July 2015



 

 

Philosophy without Philosophers


by Nicholas Rescher, Executive Editor

Abstract

The Directory of American Philosophers indicates that the membership of the American Philosophical Association more than doubled over the last generation. And the scholarly output of the profession has far outstripped its numerical growth as, under the pressure to "publish or perish," the productivity of academic philosophers has seen a striking increase. Over the generation-size period from 1975 to 2005, the number of professional journals increased from around one hundred to around three hundred, and the number of philosophical publications (books and papers) has grown from just over five thousand to about twelve thousand. And during this same period, the number of thematically specialized philosophical societies in America has just about doubled from around fifty to around ninety.


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