Why the name “Recollecting Philosophy”?
This brings a notion of both Socrates, “founder” of philosophy, and of Wittgenstein “heir” of philosophy. Socrates: “all inquiry and all learning is but recollection”, Wittgenstein: “The work of the philosopher consists in assembling reminders for a particular purpose. […] Learning philosophy is really recollecting.”
What’s the aim of the site?
Promoting and producing good philosophy. Working for the better reputation of philosophy. Aiming for philosophy to become of more public importance. Show that one doesn’t need to focus on “traditional philosophical questions” in order to be a philosopher.
Is philosophy dead?
Some say so. But what does it mean to be a philosopher? What’s the posts on this blog about?
The question “what is philosophy?” is very central to me. It needs to be asked again and again. Not so much because the answer is not known, no, it’s rather like the theme of a song that keeps coming back multiple times (similarly as it is done in the writings of Wittgenstein).
Is Recollecting philosophy dead?
EDIT: 9th september 2016
I sneak in with this question here. This blog hasn’t updated for a couple of years, and so one may wonder if this blog has ended. My answer is that this blog has not ended, but the times are changing, and my priority has been for other things. Still I log in here every now and them, and I do reply to comments if I get any. One day I may add more posts here too, but don’t expect it to be in the near future. I wanted to write an article with the title “Locating the libido”, but maybe I never will.
Who is this site intended for?
Anyone who is interested. Hopefully the site can be helpful for people who want to do philosophy on a serious and systematic level, and wants an alternative from how philosophy is usually done at the universities. One can also argue that good philosophy shouldn’t be elitist, but rather seek dialogue with “ordinary” people.
Can I contribute, and how?
Yes! In order for this site to be great and well alive it needs the contribution from many people.
You contribute just by spreading the word about this site, commenting and giving feedback on posts etc. An aim of this site is to be part of a community, with many people in active dialogue.
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