Princeton philosophy: Stimulating (UPDATED)
After conducting a Google search for ‘princeton philosophy’ today, this reporter was surprised to see the image above. Under the heading ‘Princeton University Department of Philosophy’ were four links: ‘Philosophy’, ‘Search Results’, ‘Viagra no prescription’, and ‘Viagra online’. A subsequent search for ‘princeton university viagra’ revealed two departmental pages with both ‘viagra’ (sic) and ‘Princeton University’ in their titles.
Without confirmation from the department it’s too early to say for sure, but FauxPhilNews is going to go ahead and call this one: the Princeton philosophy department is partnering with pharmaceutical giant Pfizer to provide direct-to-consumer marketing and sale of Viagra. No longer will men have to turn to shady online retailers; now they can purchase their sex drugs straight from one of the most respected names in higher education.
With many departments facing serious funding problems, the decision may be one of economic necessity. Still, an institution as prestigious as Princeton surely had its choice of corporate partnerships, and FauxPhilNews commends the university for selecting such a deserving product. While Princeton philosophy has traditionally focused on the mind, it’s nice to see them recognize the importance of a properly functioning body as well.
UPDATE: As “x” points out in the comments, the search results referenced above are no longer available. FauxPhilNews was, however, able to find evidence of an enduring relationship between Princeton University and Pfizer, reproduced below.