Shayne Wissler
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Will Durant’s “Philosophy and the Social Problem”

March 15 2015

Will Durant’s PhD thesis, Philosophy and the Social Problem (1917), is a very unique and valuable work.

A key theme of his, which I agree with, is that philosophy has lost its way:

And that is why [philosophers] are so hard to understand. Even so subtle a thinker as Santayana finds them too difficult, and abandons them in righteous indignation. There is no worse confounding of confusion than self-deception: let a man be ho…