(Meta-Philosophy) Why Read Philosophy? (Of Original and – Creative Thinking Rather Than Derivative, Academic, Professional Philosophers)

86 Pages Posted: 27 Mar 2017

Date Written: March 11, 2017

Abstract

Meta-Philosophy and Philosophy’s rationale, aims, subject-matter and methods. What is philosophy for the creative-, original-thinking philosopher? Why is he doing philosophy? Where does his philosophical problems and insights come from? Comparing speculative/revisionary metaphysics, descriptive metaphysics and the explorative ‘metaphysics’ of the Socratic Method and the Philosophical Investigations. Socio-cultural, psychological and other factors related to the doing of philosophy.

Comments on, or thinking through and with philosophical problems that cannot be dissolved, Suber’s Meta-philosophy themes and questions, surveys of philosophers (and their believes) and Plant’s ‘On the Domain of Meta-philosophy’.

Keywords: Metaphilosophy, Cognition, Creative Thinking, Critical Thinking, Metaphysics, Epistemology, Philosophical Methods, Philosophical Subject-Matter, Philosophical Problems, Socio-Cultural Factors

Suggested Citation

de Balbian, Ulrich, (Meta-Philosophy) Why Read Philosophy? (Of Original and – Creative Thinking Rather Than Derivative, Academic, Professional Philosophers) (March 11, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2931342 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2931342

Ulrich De Balbian (Contact Author)

Meta-Philosophy Research Center ( email )

Ville Neuve
Le Quiou, 226100
France

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