Hal Hobson

MC Hammer is philosophy’s new champion

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Philosophy has a new champion. MC Hammer, hip hop artist and record producer, known for songs like ‘Can’t Touch This’, used Twitter to respond to someone who dismissed philosophy as mere ‘flirtation with ideas’, and who claimed that science alone is ‘commitment to the truth’. Hammer hammered him. ‘You bore us’, he said, pointing out that science has a dubious history, and needs philosophy to keep it in check, adding the wise words: ‘When you measure, include the measurer.

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