Public Philosophy isn’t Necessarily Popular

On the reputational effects of doing publicly-engaged Philosophical work

In the land of Philosophy Twitter, it’s easy to get the impression that “making it big” as a Philosopher means attracting your first 10,000 followers. In too many cases, when a professional Philosopher reaches these airy heights of Twitterati popularity, the tweets become shorter, catchier and more entertaining — as well as, Philosophically uninteresting.

In other words, the price of Philosophy Twitter Stardom is often Philosophical Mediocrity. So, is it possible to balance the two — Philosophical rigor and public accessibility/popularity?

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