Indeed, but I don't think I say philosophy is dead. Philosophical truth is "alive," of course, because the facts are indifferent to whether we understand them. But philosophy is unpopular because of the nature of those facts. Thus, we might say that knowledge of the ultimate facts and of the philosophical upshot of science has always been "dead" to the general public. Most people in the individualistic West prefer folktales and flattering myths and delusions.

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