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Serious Philosophy

Num°18 SERIOUSNESS
Haack

What is serious philosophy? What does it demand of us? And is it true, as some suppose, that a philosopher can’t be serious about his work unless he is solemn and humorless? Calling on ideas from C. S. Peirce, Haack argues first that philosophy is a serious form of inquiry, requiring real commitment and real intellectual effort, and then that playfulness and humor may actually be of help in such inquiry, while solemnity and self-importance will, for sure, impede it .“The serious philosopher,” she concludes “must indeed work in earnest – but not in grim earnest.”

Serious Philosophy

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Numero 18 SERIOUSNESS December, 2016 - Autore:  Condividi

 

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