Category Archives: Reviews

One year with Recollecting Philosophy

About a year ago (August 2012) I started publishing posts at this site. Things have certainly not turned out as expected, nor as hoped, but it hasn’t only been for the worse. On the up side can be said I’ve … Continue reading

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“Reading literature and doing philosophy” by Dawn M Wilson

Dawn M Wilson discusses the differences between reading science, literature and philosophy. Philosophy is usually read in similar sense as science, and Wilson argues that it should rather be read in similar sense as literature, and she uses the writings … Continue reading

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Alan Watts on Science, Buddhism, Jung and Wittgenstein

“Alan Wilson Watts (6 January 1915 – 16 November 1973) was a British born American philosopher, writer, and speaker, best known as an interpreter and populariser of Eastern philosophy for a Western audience” (ref). He was a friend of poet … Continue reading

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“Philosophy as critical theory” by Kai Nielsen

The metaphilosophical views of Kai Nielsen are similar to what Jürgen Habermas argues for in the essay Philosophy as Stand in and Interpreter (see review here). Their suggestion for the future of philosophy appears much the same. Some parts of … Continue reading

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Jürgen Habermas, non-ironist and non-metaphysical philosopher

As I previously noted, Jürgen Habermas and Richard Rorty stood close to eachother. However they did also have their disputes. Rorty’s philosophical heroes are people who are both “liberal” and “ironist”, and he called Habermas “a liberal who is unwilling … Continue reading

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“Games Critics Play” by Carter Kaplan

Games Critics Play is an article with imaginative associations and different topics intertwined. Kaplan is combining the philosophy of Wittgenstein with literature theory. Kaplan points out that critics can read a text differently. One can say that critics are playing … Continue reading

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“Derrida, Searle, Contexts, Games, Riddles” by Edmond Wright

At first I thought this article was just boring, then it did catch some of my interest. It speaks of ambiguity, context-shifts and double-meanings. It is well written, and seems well updated with contemporary academical philosophy. ”X counts as Y … Continue reading

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