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What Philosophy Is For

Michael Hampe


What is the state of philosophy today, and what might it be tomorrow? With What Philosophy Is For, Michael Hampe answers these questions by exploring the relationships among philosophy, education, science, and narrative, developing a Socratic critique of philosophical doctrines. Philosophers generally develop systematic theories that lay out the basic structures of human experience, in order to teach the rest of humanity how to rightly understand our place in the world. This “scientific” approach to philosophy, Hampe argues, is too one-sided. In this magnum opus of an essay, Hampe aims to resc ... More

Keywords: philosophy, Socratic method, critique, human condition

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780226365282
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226365312.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Hampe, author
ETH Zurich