Why awaken the soul to justice if the only result can be to increase awareness of the futility of aspiring to justice in the world? Zwicky documents challenges to the belief that teaching philosophy will result in a fairer polity and suggests that perception of being’s integrity sustains pursuit of philosophy as a way of life.


philosophy as a way of life, teaching philosophy, politics, despair, Plato, Pierre Hadot, Karen Stenner, Tu Fu

How to cite:

Zwicky, Jan. “Frost and Snow.” Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture 5, no. 1 (2021): 146-154. https://doi.org/10.14394/eidos.jpc.2021.0010.


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