On Name Dropping and Evangelizing Philosophy

Philosophers since time immemorial have had to bring their discourse into the public space. To disinfect thought from the lofty conceptual stratosphere is an art form that is cathartic. At some moments in western life, it has been seen as a requirement. Education in the humanities implied that you owed the public a debt to …

The Mythological Being of Reflection

The whole world is inside our head. This seems to just about sum up the post-Kantian problem of reflection. If the self represents itself ipso facto reality becomes a dream like experience, i.e. an appearance of itself. Thus, the German idealism tradition (Schelling, Fichte, Hegel), the self becomes an object just like all others as …