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What Philosophy Is - Havi Carel

What Philosophy Is

By: Havi Carel (Editor), David Gamez (Editor)

Paperback Published: 10th May 2004
ISBN: 9780826472427
Number Of Pages: 346

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What do we mean when we talk about philosophy today? How does philosophy relate to science, to politics, to literature? What methods does the modern philosopher use, and how does philosophy progress? Does philosophy differ from place to place? What can philosophy do for us? And what can it not do? This book, with contributions from such exciting and influential contemporary philosophers as Simon Blackburn, Michael Friedman, Simon Critchley and Manuel DeLanda, offers us a fascinating picture of the character and methods of philosophy; its possibilities and its limitations. And of course, it is itself a piece of philosophy in action, not merely offering us answers but also prompting us to ask further questions and to philosophise for ourselves.

Contributorsp. viii
Forewordp. xiii
Acknowledgementsp. xix
Introduction to the Volumep. 1
Political Philosophyp. 7
Philosophy as Politics: Some Guesses as to the Future of Political Philosophyp. 10
Philosophy as Logo: The Thought of Branding and the Branding of Thoughtp. 23
Philosophy and Sciencep. 37
Philosophy as Biology: Evolutionary Explanations in Philosophyp. 40
Philosophy as Intensive Sciencep. 51
Philosophy as Dynamic Reason: The Idea of a Scientific Philosophyp. 73
Philosophizing from Different Placesp. 99
Philosophy as if Place Mattered: The Situation of African Philosophyp. 103
Philosophy as a Problem in Latin Americap. 116
Philosophical Methodp. 129
Philosophy as Bricolagep. 132
Philosophy as Judgementp. 141
Philosophy as Nomadismp. 155
Philosophy as an 'As'p. 168
Philosophy and Literaturep. 181
Philosophy as Poetry: The Intricate Evasions of Asp. 185
Philosophy as Sideshadowing: The Philosophical, the Literary, and the Fantasticp. 200
Therapeutic Philosophyp. 211
Philosophy as Therapyp. 213
Philosophy as Listening: The Lessons of Psychoanalysisp. 225
Professional Philosophyp. 239
Philosophy as Professionp. 241
Philosophy as Deep and Shallow Wisdomp. 255
Epilogue: The Limits of Philosophy?p. 271
Philosophy as Saying the Unsayablep. 274
Glossaryp. 292
Notesp. 301
Indexp. 323
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ISBN: 9780826472427
ISBN-10: 0826472427
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 346
Published: 10th May 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.86 x 13.16  x 1.88
Weight (kg): 0.38
Edition Number: 1

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