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Thinking about Thinking: What Kind of Conversation is Philosophy?

Adriaan T. Peperzak

Abstract

This book examines philosophy from a variety of perspectives as a practice realized by persons who communicate with one another while reflecting on the meaning of human life and thought. Without forgetting the logical and methodological conditions of systematic thought, the author insists on the intimate connections that tie all philosophical texts and conversations to the lives from which they emerge. As the product of an individual thinker, who, thanks to individual teachers, has been familiarized with particular traditions of a particular culture, each philosophy is unique. If it is a good ... More

Keywords: philosophy, systematic thought, philosophers, solitude, solidarity, competition, alliances, friendships in thought, communitarian contexts, historical contexts

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780823240173
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823240173.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Adriaan T. Peperzak, author
Loyola University, Chicago