sexta-feira, 17 de junho de 2011

Friends and Foes of Philosophical Practice by Lou Marinoff

Chapter 15 of Philosophical Practice, Academic Press

15.1. PSYCHIATRY                        15.2. PSYCOLOGY

  • Coffehouse Mentality
  • Sophistry *
  • Fraud
  • Ambivalence
  • Concealing Personal Problems Behind Philosophical Facades 
  • Academic Vanity; Fear of Change or Appearance of Inadequacy 

* Includes the accusatory article of Roger Scruton on the Times of London and 
Lou Marinoff''s response.

"When Plato founded the first academy, and placed philosophy at the heart of it, he did it so in order to protect the precious store of knowledge from the assaults of charlatans, to create a kind of temple to truth in the midst of falsehood, and to marginalise the sophists who preyed on human confusion. Little did he suspect, however, that he was providing the sophist with his ultimate disguise. "                        Roger Scruton