2021-01Thematic Section
Another Kind of Octopus


Philosophy nurtures its actuality from questions, or a call that comes from and leads to a lived risk. This paper embraces that risk in directly responding to nine of the fifteen questions in the Call for Papers for the issue, Philosophy as a Way of Life in a Time of Crisis. Attentive to the idea of PWL, I listened for each question’s latent (or manifest) placement from seasoned historical thinkers. From that, I assigned the order of the questions. Each question served as a bright opening between the latticework of the authors and issues I revisited. I felt transformed and happy under this pergola. Philosophy as a way of life flourishes in such exchanges, and by what ferries from who writes, nurtured in the gardens from whom we write for. Here, too, there are paths to a genre-in-possible-community. May these paths lead us to “everything so that virtue and phronesis are made life-participating.”


questions, Dewey, James, Bataille, community, Nietzsche, “philo-sophy”

How to cite:

Privitello, Lucio Angelo. “Another Kind of Octopus.” Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture 5, no. 1 (2021): 90-107. https://doi.org/10.14394/eidos.jpc.2021.0006.


Lucio Angelo Privitello
Philosophy and Religion Program, Stockton University, New Jersey
101 Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway, NJ 08205-9441, USA


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