Philosophy and the Urban Everyday


It is not a gross exaggeration to state that philosophy is an inherently urban phenomenon. Born and largely practiced in the Greek polis, it was developed throughout the ages in various places that more often than not were situated within city walls. Even if, udoubtedly, philosophy has never been limited solely to urban spaces, it has become more and more embedded in cities over the centuries. Consequently, from the 19th century on it has been part and parcel of the intellectual life whose main centers have been towns since it has been almost exclusively researched on and taught within academic institutions.

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Salwa, Mateusz. “Philosophy and the Urban Everyday.” Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture 7, no. 2 (2023):  1-8. https://doi.org/10.14394/eidos.jpc.2023.0010.


Mateusz Salwa
Faculty of Philosophy, University of Warsaw
Krakowskie Przedmieście 3, 00-927 Warsaw, Poland

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