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Letters: October 2019

Readers respond to our summer double issue

By Prospect Team   October 2019

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I hope you are a little—but not too— embarrassed by the cheap highbrow clickbait that is your world’s top 50 thinkers 2019 list (August/September), which I of course turned to straight away. When I was editor of the Philosophers’ Magazine we compiled a few similar lists ourselves, and they were pretty much the only articles published during my 13-year tenure that excited interest beyond our tiny readership.

The main win, though, was not more readers, but that for once philosophy was in the newspapers and discussed on the…

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