Thinking Life: A Philosophical Fiction, Part 11—The Wanderer and His Shadow, 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]

On Philosophical Failures.

Eighteen months ago, in “‘Failed Academics’: Schopenhauer, Peirce, and the (D)evolution of University Philosophy,” APP wrote about the meta-philosophically fascinating phenomenon of great philosophers who are also notable social “failures,” and in particular “failed academics.” We focused on Schopenhauer and Peirce: but we might just as easily have written about Diogenes, Socrates, Spinoza, Kierkegaard, Thoreau, … [continue reading]

The Rational Human Condition 3, Deep Freedom and Real Persons: A Study in Metaphysics, Section 2.1–Immanent Structuralism.

“The Human Condition,” by Thomas Whitaker/Prison Arts Coalition THE RATIONAL HUMAN CONDITION is a five-part, four-book series, including: PART 1: Preface and General Introduction PART 2: Cognition, Content, and the A Priori: A Study in the Philosophy of Mind and Knowledge PART 3:  Deep Freedom and Real Persons: A Study in Metaphysics PART 4: Kantian … [continue reading]

The Rational Human Condition 3, Deep Freedom and Real Persons: A Study in Metaphysics, Section 2.0–Introduction.

“The Human Condition,” by Thomas Whitaker/Prison Arts Coalition THE RATIONAL HUMAN CONDITION is a five-part, four-book series, including: PART 1: Preface and General Introduction PART 2: Cognition, Content, and the A Priori: A Study in the Philosophy of Mind and Knowledge PART 3:  Deep Freedom and Real Persons: A Study in Metaphysics PART 4: Kantian … [continue reading]