[ExI] living philosphers of import

Anders Sandberg anders at aleph.se
Sun May 12 20:51:31 UTC 2013

On 12/05/2013 19:55, Mike Dougherty wrote:
> On Sun, May 12, 2013 at 1:47 PM, Anders Sandberg <anders at aleph.se> wrote:
>> Hmm, take my comments with a grain of salt, since I am actually embedded in
>> the field and know them (bias galore). Plus, to some extent, this will of
>> course be philosophers I like:
> I was going to say "Anders Sandberg" but wasn't sure if he considers
> himself a philosopher or something more practical. :)

I honestly don't know. My usual answer is "I just work here" :-)

A real answer would be that I am a generalist, and calling me a 
philosopher is fairly close to the traditional role of a philosopher as 
somebody who investigates the borders of the knowable - the role 
philosophers had before the natural philosophers got their own 
department and were called scientists. (the same with the historians, 
economists, psychologists, sociologists and whatnot).

But honestly, I am hardly a philosopher of import. (Besides being 
imported to the UK)

Anders Sandberg,
Future of Humanity Institute
Oxford Martin School
Faculty of Philosophy
Oxford University

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