Philosophy in the Popular Imagination | Issue 101 | Philosophy Now


See on Scoop.itPahndeepah Perceptions

Andrew Taggart is philosophical about a widespread misperception of philosophy.

Keith Wayne Brown‘s insight:

…To do philosophy in the public sphere today is to be immediately put on the defensive, and in most cases, to stand in the wrong. And yet, how we got to this point where philosophy has been put on all fours – either fetishized as being beyond the real world or vilified for playing no part in it – still needs to be explained. A first modest step would be to get straight in our minds how many lay people conceive of philosophy, and why this (mis)conception should matter to those of us who believe, somewhat antiquely, in the life of the mind…

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2 thoughts on “Philosophy in the Popular Imagination | Issue 101 | Philosophy Now

  1. I can appreciate the delicacy of this situation. There is a part of me that never wants to tell otherwise close friends that I write, and have a blog, or, that I am reading such and such book. Having been called everything from mystic to intellectual, there is a dance we learn to do when needing to ride the bus in the everyday world.

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