Occupy Philosophy!

Oct 17 2011 @ 4:00pm

A group of philosophers has created a blog to "stand in solidarity with the Occupation Movement in the US and around the globe." Sample argument:

[H]earing stories of those with lots of school debt but with very limited job opportunities may at first compel some to think that something is wrong with the workings of our economic and political system. But according to some, the burden of proof is placed back on those sharing their stories. Historical considerations creep back up—How did you get into so much debt? What have you done in terms of trying to get a job? Etc. If the stories could be fleshed out in such a way that it becomes clear to the skeptic that historical principles have been violated, then the burden has been shifted into a sphere of how one’s injustice is to be rectified and compensated for.

There's an analogue for writers.