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John Lachs and Patrick Shade

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780823256747

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823256747.001.0001

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The Relevance of Philosophy to Life

The Relevance of Philosophy to Life

(p.389) Twenty-Seven The Relevance of Philosophy to Life
Freedom and Limits

Patrick Shade

John Lachs

Fordham University Press

Lachs offers five reasons philosophers have a general obligation to make philosophy relevant to life, thereby unifying theory with practice—albeit in practice. The conviction that to believe something is to have a tendency to act on it, for instance, obligates us to embody our commitments.

Keywords:   Theory-practice, Professional obligation, Philosophical relevance

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