Thursday, March 11, 2010

Is there a difference between a philosopher and one who teaches the philosophies of others?

Good question: For a start (and I'm not being flippant here) I don't think that others have philosophies. I see philosophy as a tradition that has unfolded to ask interrelated questions. So the only way to be a philosopher is to enter into the questions that have been asked, and to ask some of your own. Philosophers are always in dialogue with other philosophers, alive or dead.

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