A role for philosophy remains…

Austin Hughes’ superb long piece in The New Atlantis, here.

Money quote:

Of all the fads and foibles in the long history of human credulity, scientism in all its varied guises — from fanciful cosmology to evolutionary epistemology and ethics — seems among the more dangerous, both because it pretends to be something very different from what it really is and because it has been accorded widespread and uncritical adherence. 

Do read it all. It’s incredibly important.