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Book review: the art of philosophy: wisdom as a practice

Duggan, Patrick (2012) Book review: the art of philosophy: wisdom as a practice. LSE Review of Books (10 Dec 2012). Website.

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In The Art of Philosophy, Peter Sloterdijk traces the evolution of philosophical practice from ancient times to today, showing how scholars can remain true to the tradition of “the examined life” even when the temporal dimension no longer corresponds to the eternal. Building on the work of Husserl, Heidegger, Nietzsche, Arendt, and other practitioners of the life of theory, Sloterdijk launches a posthumanist defence of philosophical inquiry and its everyday, therapeutic value. Patrick Duggan enjoyed this insightful and informative book a great deal, although found it to be unnecessarily dense in places.

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Divisions: LSE
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
Date Deposited: 10 Jun 2013 12:29
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