Why We Need Philosophers
Finding level-headed analysis of the Brexit process is not easy. It can seem that for far too many people the elephant has jettisoned its rider and reasoned Brexit discussion is almost impossible. So I was glad to come across this interview with Tom Simpson, a former Royal Marine and now an associate professor of philosophy at Oxford: he dissects our contemporary discontent with the intelligence and robustness appropriate to that CV.
The whole thing is worth watching, but for the Brexit bit check out the first five minutes of this clip:
Sometimes people ask why we need philosophers. I think Simpson helps provide an answer.