Current German Philosophy and its Popularity

Quite a read on the Financial Post about the present state of German philosophy. It tends to present a drive to make philosophy popularly accessed as problematic to profundity. In the end, the article offers examples showing that commercial success doesn’t necessarily indicate a lack of profundity. I tend to think there is room for both. We need much more of a general drive for people to want to think critically and engage with difficult or complex ideas and perspectives. If that can be initiated through even some less-profound popular works, I don’t see that as harmful. It doesn’t preclude people developing the more profound works, and may even help encourage a broader audience to read those too.