The End Of Philosophy At The University Of Nevada, Las Vegas?

It appears that the Board of Regents of the University Of Nevada will be considering a proposal to eliminate the entire Philosophy Department and two smaller departments at their Las Vegas campus. If this passes, I hope they also remove the word “University” from whatever is left.
If you would like to know more and perhaps express your views on this, Brian Leiter has details and contact information at Leiter Reports: A Philosophy Blog. If you care about higher education please check out Brain’s post.
Full disclosure: I have two children who teach philosophy at the college level. Luckily, neither of them teaches at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. But what is happening in Nevada could happen to at least one of them. And if you are in the humanities almost anywhere, it could happen to you.

One thought on “The End Of Philosophy At The University Of Nevada, Las Vegas?”

  1. Perhaps you’ve noticed the overarching plan to repurpose all educational institutions to fit the goals of corporatism? (Certainly other writers have.)
    Philosophy in itself doesn’t have a purpose in the corporate world. Neither does history or any learning simply for the sake of learning. A self-directed curriculum is very non-“team spirit” and pharmaceutical corporations provide pills for that now, I think. :o(

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