Real Philosophy

And another way to resist the Professional Academic State and support real philosophy is to write something for the S.Ph. journal, which strives to provide a home for academically-informed non-academic creative philosophizing.

“I think there is no one who has rendered worse service to the human race than those who have learned philosophy as a mercenary trade.”  –Seneca, Letters to Lucilius

Jacques-Louis David (1787), "The Death of Socrates" with some APP modifications.

W

About W

W is a 20-something, 30-something, 40-something, or even 50-something non-tenure track philosopher currently teaching at a private or public institution of higher education somewhere in North America. Different people will contribute to W’s diary. Like X, W is a philosophical persona composed by several real persons.
X

About X

X is a 20-something graduate student doing her/his PhD in philosophy at a university somewhere in North America. Different people will contribute to X’s diary. So X is a philosophical persona composed by several real persons.
Y

About Y

Y is a 30-something female tenured associate professor of philosophy at a liberal arts college somewhere in North America.
Z

About Z

Z is a 50-something cosmopolitan anarcho-philosopher, and previously was a tenured full professor of philosophy at a public university somewhere in North America, but still managed to escape with his life.