Is Professional Philosophy a Bullshit Job?

In his well-known 2013 essay, “The Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs,” the political anthropologist David Graeber defines and criticizes what he calls “bullshit jobs.” Bullshit jobs are meaningless, pointless jobs that, although they may pay extremely well, make no beneficial or salient difference to anyone else’s lives or to humanity in general, and also are characteristically … [continue reading]