Thinking about Thinking: What Kind of Conversation Is Philosophy?.

Peperzak, Adriaan T.

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These ten meditations are on the themes of trust and faith in its various forms, including religious faith and Hegel’s ‘faith in reason’. He sees philosophy as a practice realised by persons who communicate with one another while reflecting upon human life and thought.

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Thinking about Thinking examines philosophy from a variety of perspectives as a practice realized by persons who communicate with one another while reflecting about the meaning of human life and thought. Without forgetting the logical and methodological conditions of systematic thought, the author insists on the intimate connections that tie all philosophical texts and conversations to the lives from which they emerge. As product of an individual thinker, who, thanks to individual teachers, has been familiarized with particular traditions of a particular culture, each philosophy is unique. If it is a good one, it is also revealing for many-perhaps even for all-other philosophers. At the same time, all thinking is addressed to individual interlocutors, each of whom responds to it by transforming it into a different philosophy. This fact invites us to explore the dialogical dimension of thinking, which, in turn, refers us to the communitarian and historical contexts from which solitude, as well as solidarity, competition, alliances, and friendships in thought, emerge.

Book Details

Author Peperzak, Adriaan T.
Format PB
Publisher Fordham University Press
Imprint Fordham University Press
Number of Pages 222
Publish Date 14/03/2012
Catalogue MP116
Catalogue book number 13