Tag Archives: philosophy

Phenomenology and Intercultural Understanding

This book, the fruition of twenty years of research and writing about phenomenology, carefully and insightfully traces the complex historical relations between phenomenology and non-Western thought over the last century. It also offers a critical diagnosis of the contemporary impediments … Continue reading

Posted in Philosophy | Tagged

La philosophie doit-elle nous rendre heureux ?

Deux essais qui lient philosophie et bonheur sont l’occasion de se poser à nouveau cette question. Parlons aujourd’hui de l’utilité de la philosophie, rien que cela. Car à voir les nombreux articles, essais, ou encore, interventions qui relèvent de cette … Continue reading

Posted in Philosophy | Tagged

The Deviant Philosopher

We have no precise definition of what constitutes “deviant philosophy” and indeed the site is premised on the idea of openness to discovering new philosophical territories and domains. Our governing conviction is that philosophy itself profits from curiosity about materials … Continue reading

Posted in Deviant philosophy, Philosophy | Tagged ,

When philosophy needed Muslims, Jews and Christians alike

If you were asked to name the most important philosopher of 10th-century Baghdad, you would presumably not hesitate to say ‘al-Farabi’. He’s one of the few thinkers of the Islamic world known to non-specialists, deservedly so given his ambitious reworking … Continue reading

Posted in Philosophy | Tagged

Philosophy Books for Children

What is fairness? What does it mean to be brave? Can you step in the same river twice? It is not only adults who can discuss philosophical issues. Peter Worley picks the best philosophy books for children. What is philosophy … Continue reading

Posted in Children, Philosophy | Tagged ,

Handbook of Philosophy for Children

This rich and diverse collection offers a range of perspectives and practices of Philosophy for Children (P4C). P4C has become a significant educational and philosophical movement with growing impact on schools and educational policy. Its community of inquiry pedagogy has … Continue reading

Posted in Children, Philosophy, teaching | Tagged , ,

Philosophical aesthetics and cognitive science

Philosophical aesthetics is the branch of philosophy which explores issues having to do with art, beauty, and related phenomena. Philosophers have often been skeptical about the place of empirical investigation in aesthetics. However, in recent years many philosophical aestheticians have … Continue reading

Posted in Aesthetics, Cognition, Philosophy | Tagged , ,

Teaching Philosophy of Science to scientists: why, what and how

This paper provides arguments to philosophers, scientists, administrators and students for why science students should be instructed in a mandatory, custom-designed, interdisciplinary course in the philosophy of science. The argument begins by diagnosing that most science students are taught only … Continue reading

Posted in Philosophy | Tagged , ,

The Love Affair between Philosophy and Poetry: Aristotle’s Poetics and Narrative Identity

In order to grasp the distinctive character of the object imitated in tragedies, Aristotle’s Poetics introduces a new notion of action (praxis), which does not refer to individual ethical deeds as in the Ethics. Rather, it signifies a whole with … Continue reading

Posted in Aristotle | Tagged , ,

Ineffability and its Metaphysics: The Unspeakable in Art, Religion, and Philosophy

This is a very ambitious book. Silvia Jonas sets out to articulate ‘a common ground for any account of the metaphysics of ineffability’. She defines the ineffable as a nonlinguistic item which it is in principle impossible to express in … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , ,