Category: Life in Philosophy

Philosophy 0

The Subjects of Philosophy

This section gives a thumbnail sketch of the subjects of philosophy discussed in this book. The book is not exhaustive of philosophy, but it can fairly be said that all the core areas are...

Beyond The Factual 0

Beyond The Factual

Philosophy is not usually concerned with gathering facts. That can be left to other disciplines such as science, or history, or psychology or anthropology. The reason for this is twofold. First, philosophy usually deals...

Timelessness 0

Timelessness

It is not uncontentious to say that philosophical problems are timeless. To some it looks like an excuse for examining problems which in fact can have no answer because there is something wrong in...

The Problems of Philosophy 0

The Problems of Philosophy

Here is a list of some of the most commonly addressed and most basic philosophical problems. Do not worry too much about how one would address these questions as a philosopher – just look...

Philosophy: the fundamentals 0

The Areas of Philosophy

The range of philosophy is large and basically unified. However, to clarify issues and build up expertise it divides its energies into areas of specialisation. There are two characteristics of these areas. One is...

The House That Philosophers Built 0

The House That Philosophers Built

Philosophy is rather like a house built on stilts in a river. In the house one can do all sorts of things – construct things, move things about – but one is always aware...

Philosophy 0

What is Philosophy?

Philosophy is a great intellectual adventure while at the same time what it discusses is one of the most important things we can do with our lives. There is a standing joke among many...

Non-Ideal Political Systems 0

Non-Ideal Political Systems

A peculiar feature of Aristotle’s project is that he pays attention to political systems that aren’t necessarily ideal, but why? Aristotle finds it fruitful to examine political systems that are not as desirable because...