2018-03Discussion Papers, Comments, Book Reviews
Education and the Future

Preview: /Review: Toward a Philosophy of Higher Education: Contemporary Philosophical Proposals for the University, edited by Aaron Stoller and Eli Kramer (Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018), 268 pages/ Editors Aaron Stoller and Eli Kramer have organized and edited a group of essays that include a variety of perspectives regarding the present problems and tensions…

2018-03Discussion Papers, Comments, Book Reviews
Philosophy as Culture: Getting Rid of the Professional “of” in Philosophy as a Way of Life

Preview: /Douglas Anderson interviewed by Eli Kramer/ As history tells us, Greek philosophy was not a profession but a feature of living – an active search for a good life. It was not driven by final answers but, if Plato is to be believed, by an ongoing eros for beauty and goodness. The phrase “philosophy of culture”…

2018-03Discussion Papers, Comments, Book Reviews
The New (Warm) Humanism and Posthumanism

Preview: /A Reply to: Randall Auxier, “Cassirer: The Coming of a New Humanism”/ Randall Auxier delivered a paper at the Cassirer conference (published in this issue of Eidos) in which he advanced what he calls “new humanism.” To add to the discussion initiated by Auxier, in this paper I will critique (and thereby praise) posthumanism for…

2018-03Forum
Emotion at the Edge

Abstract: Are emotions internal episodes – psychical or neurological – as is often claimed? Some certainly are; but I maintain that an important class of emotions are “peripheral”; by this I mean that they consist in what we pick up from others’ expressions of their emotions in words, gestures, or actions – or from…

2018-03Forum
Milan Kundera on the Uniqueness of One’s Self

Abstract: Here is a philosophical examination of some themes presented by Milan Kundera in The Art of the Novel, as well as in his novels Immortality and The Unbearable Lightness of Being. The discussions of the first-personal perspectives of the novel’s author, both as appearing in and as contrasted with that of…

2018-03Thematic Section
Authority, Tradition and the Postmodern University

Abstract: The postmodern university is experiencing a legitimation crisis because of a deepening and corrosive mistrust of all forms of authority; even those that are intended to benefit students by enabling them to “think critically”, or to deepen and improve their knowledge and skills. Some of the problem is rooted in prevailing cultural and economic trends,…

2018-03Thematic Section
Politics of Space: From the Experience to the Struggle Over Urban Space

Abstract: The main goal of the article is to show the possibility and necessity of thinking of urban space in the political perspective. In order to do that, I present set of tools elaborated by David Harvey in his text “Space as a Key Word”. They can be used to analyze different types of space – particularly…

2018-03Thematic Section
Philosophical Wandering as a Mode of Philosophy in Cultural Life: From Diogenes of Sinope to Cornel West

Abstract: In this essay, I defend philosophical wandering not only as an approach to doing philosophy, but also as an important force to incite critical reflection in cultural life. I argue that philosophical wanderers have an embodied, errant praxis, supporting wisdom whenever they engage with others. For these philosophers reflection is not given in…

2018-03Thematic Section
The Symbolic Imaginary of Counterculture

Abstract: The symbolic imaginary of counterculture was fostered by dissent towards the cultural roots of the Western world, by a challenge to traditional norms, values and symbols, and by the rejection of historical identity and national sovereignty. This article aims to discuss some of the aftermaths of the counterculture of the 1960s as resulting from the…

2018-03Thematic Section
The Politics of Regression: The Idea of the Nation State in the Thought of Ernst Cassirer and Aurel Kolnai

Abstract: The aim of this paper is to compare the approaches of Ernst Cassirer and Aurel Kolnai on the idea of the nation state in its most radical form, which consists of identifying national sovereignty with an unrestricted right of the nation to political, external, and internal self-determination. What the comparison attempted…