The Rational Human Condition 1, Preface and General Introduction, Section 1.8 –The Biggest Windmills.

THE RATIONAL HUMAN CONDITION, PART 1 PREFACE AND GENERAL INTRODUCTION TABLE OF CONTENTS Section 1.0  What It Is Section 1.1  Bounded in a Nutshell Section 1.2  Rational Anthropology vs. Analytic Metaphysics, the Standard Picture, and Scientific Naturalism Section 1.3  Philosophy and Its History: No Deep Difference Section 1.4  Works of Philosophy vs. Philosophical Theories: Presentational … [continue reading]

Thinking Life: A Philosophical Fiction, Part 4—We Scholars, Section 1.

APP Editors’ Prefatory Note: In “Philosophy Unbound,” we resolved to publish original works of real philosophy freed from the constraints of professional academic philosophy, come hell or high water. Our first project flowing from that philosophy unbound resolution is the five-part, four-book series, The Rational Human Condition, which, starting on 3 July 2017, is being … [continue reading]

Can There Be a Real Philosophy Department?

What is “real,” or what one might call “authentic,” philosophy? Can there be philosophy departments that practice and promote such authentic philosophy? Take the former question first. From the home page of Against Professional Philosophy (http://againstprofphil.org), we have the following answer to consider: By real philosophy, we mean synoptic, systematic, rational reflection on the individual … [continue reading]

The Rational Human Condition 1, Preface and General Introduction, Section 1.7–An Important Worry and a Preliminary Reply.

THE RATIONAL HUMAN CONDITION, PART 1 PREFACE AND GENERAL INTRODUCTION TABLE OF CONTENTS Section 1.0  What It Is Section 1.1  Bounded in a Nutshell Section 1.2  Rational Anthropology vs. Analytic Metaphysics, the Standard Picture, and Scientific Naturalism Section 1.3  Philosophy and Its History: No Deep Difference Section 1.4  Works of Philosophy vs. Philosophical Theories: Presentational … [continue reading]

Thinking Life: A Philosophical Fiction, Part 3—On the Decline of Our Educational Institutions, Section 2.

APP Editors’ Prefatory Note: In “Philosophy Unbound,” we resolved to publish original works of real philosophy freed from the constraints of professional academic philosophy, come hell or high water. Our first project flowing from that philosophy unbound resolution is the five-part, four-book series, The Rational Human Condition, which, starting on 3 July 2017, is being … [continue reading]

The Rational Human Condition 1, Preface and General Introduction, Section 1.6 –What is a Rational Human Animal?

THE RATIONAL HUMAN CONDITION, PART 1 PREFACE AND GENERAL INTRODUCTION TABLE OF CONTENTS Section 1.0  What It Is Section 1.1  Bounded in a Nutshell Section 1.2  Rational Anthropology vs. Analytic Metaphysics, the Standard Picture, and Scientific Naturalism Section 1.3  Philosophy and Its History: No Deep Difference Section 1.4  Works of Philosophy vs. Philosophical Theories: Presentational … [continue reading]

Thinking Life: A Philosophical Fiction, Part 2—On the Decline of Our Educational Institutions, Section 1.

APP Editors’ Prefatory Note: In “Philosophy Unbound,” we resolved to publish original works of real philosophy freed from the constraints of professional academic philosophy, come hell or high water. Our first project flowing from that philosophy unbound resolution is the five-part, four-book series, The Rational Human Condition, which, starting on 3 July 2017, is being … [continue reading]