Categories

Apostolado da Oração

Search

Reconstructing Professional Philosophy: Lessons from Philosophy as a Way of Life During a Time of Crises

Reconstructing Professional Philosophy: Lessons from Philosophy as a Way of Life During a Time of Crises

Eli Kramer and Marta Faustino, “Reconstructing Professional Philosophy: Lessons from Philosophy as a Way of Life During a Time of Crises,” Revista Portuguesa de Filosofia 77, no. 2–3 (2021): 513–46, https://doi.org/10.17990/RPF/2021_77_2_0513.

More details

On sale On sale!
10,00 € tax excl.

137720513

  • Reconstructing Professional Philosophy: Lessons from Philosophy as a Way of Life During a Time of Crises

    Type Journal Article
    Author Eli Kramer
    Author Marta Faustino
    Rights © 2021 by Revista Portuguesa de Filosofia
    Volume 77
    Issue 2-3
    Pages 513-546
    Publication Revista Portuguesa de Filosofia
    ISSN 0870-5283
    Date 2021
    DOI 10.17990/RPF/2021_77_2_0513
    Language English
    Abstract This article reflects on the way the Covid-19 hecatomb has disclosed and unraveled the ongoing crisis of professional philosophy, and suggests some lessons that might be taken from the pandemic, urging academic philosophers to take action regarding the future of their work in philosophy departments and institutions. In the first section of the article, we highlight some lasting criticisms to academic philosophy and explore one particular nasty thorn in the side of philosophers doing the kind of work that might speak to broad audiences facing a crisis of meaning and living: the rush to publish instead of “perishing” without a secure academic position. In the next section, we discuss philosophy as a way of life (PWL) as an alternative nascent field in academic philosophy that, while garnering respect and recognition within the academy, has regained connections with a broader public desperate for ways to chart their own paths of meaningful living, especially when facing a deeply challenged and fractured world. PWL helps address the crises of meaning many in the academy face (both teachers and students) and the absence of rich philosophical reflection and communities in the broader public, which otherwise all too easily fall prey to hucksters, con-artists, and authoritarian and conspiratorial forces. We argue that this kind of wholistic critical development of PWL from the ancient world is designed to enact a prefigurative or eutopian politics. We conclude by situating our recommendations into a broader reconstruction of professional philosophy needed at this critical cultural moment.
    Date Added 9/10/2021, 5:12:04 PM
    Modified 9/10/2021, 6:01:57 PM

    Tags:

    • academic professionalism, Covid-19, metaphilosophy, modern stoicism, philosophy as a way of life, the meaning crisis.

    Notes:

    • “About the Program.” Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness. Accessed on July 10, 2021, https://www.ciis.edu/academics/graduate-programs/philosophy-cosmology-and-consciousness/about-the-program.
      Agamben, Giorgio. “The Invention of an Epidemic.” European Journal of Psychoanalyses, February 26, 2020, https://www.journal-psychoanalysis.eu/coronavirus-and-philosophers/.
      “A Guide to the Good Life: An Interview with William B. Irvine.” Daily Stoic. Ancient Wisdom for Everyday Life, accessed April 13, 2021, https://dailystoic.com/william_irvine/.
      Anna Gosetti-Ferencei, Jennifer. On Being and Becoming: An Existentialist Approach to Life. Guides to the Good Life. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780190913656.003.0011.
      Auxier, Randall. Time, Will, and Purpose: Living Ideas from the Philosophy of Josiah Royce. Chicago, IL: Open Court, 2013.
      Bishop, Michael. The Good Life: Unifying the Philosophy and Psychology of Well-Being. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015.
      Bledstein, Burton J. The Culture of Professionalism: The Middle Class and the Development of Higher Education in America. New York: Norton, 1976.
      Bommarito, Nicolas. Seeing Clearly: A Buddhist Guide to Life. Guides to the Good Life. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780190887506.001.0001.
      Chase, Michael. “Observations on Pierre Hadot’s Conception of Philosophy as a Way of Life.” In Philosophy as a Way of Life: Ancients and Moderns — Essays in Honor of Pierre Hadot, edited by Michael Chase, Stephen R.L. Clark and Michael McGhee, 262-286. Chichester: Blackwell, 2013. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118609187.ch15.
      Chase, Michael, Eli Kramer, and Matthew Sharpe. “Philosophy as a Way of Life: Texts and Studies.” Brill, accessed April 9, 2021, https://brill.com/fileasset/downloads_static/static_forthcoming_pwlcfp.pdf.
      Clark, William, Academic Charisma and the Origins of the Research University. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008.
      Delvaux, Jefferey and Sahana Rajan. “Covid-19 & Philosophy: Towards a Bibliography.” accessed on February 19, 2020, https://docs.google.com/document/d/15YkfraGX4wNRUmg3M4WHCyZjLxcbnCmLtZ-YggcKTXY/edit.
      Deroche, Marc-Heri. “Marc-Henri DEROCHE,” Staff. Accessed on July 10, 2021, https://www.gsais.kyoto-u.ac.jp/staff/deroche/en_index.html.
      Domański, Juliusz. La Philosophie, théorie ou manière de vivre? Les controverses de l’Antiquité à la Renaissance. Fribourg: Cerf – Éditions Universitaires de Fribourg, XIII. https://doi.org/10.1163/24680974-90000390.
      Faustino, Marta. “’Philosophy as a Way of Life’ as a Practice of Dissidence and Experimentation.” In Philosophy as Experimentation, Dissidence and Heterogeneity. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, forthcoming [2021].
      Foucault, Michel. “Technologies of the Self.” In Essential Works of Foucault 1954-1984, Volume 1: Ethics. Edited by Paul Rabinow, 223-251. London: Penguin Books, 2000. https://doi.org/10.22439/fs.v0i1.573.
      Foucault, Michel. The Hermeneutics of the Subject. Lectures at the Collège de France 1981-1982. Edited by Fréderic Gros. Translated by Graham Burchell. New York: Picador, 2005. https://doi.org/10.22439/fs.v0i3.881.
      Frodeman, Robert and Adam Briggle. Socrates Tenured: The Institutions of Twenty-first-century Philosophy. Collective Studies in Knowledge and Society. London: Rowman and Littlefield International, 2016.
      Gewin, Virginia. “Academic Burnout is Rampant in Academia.” Nature, March 15, 2021, https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-00663-2.
      Hadot, Pierre. Philosophy as a Way of Life: Spiritual Exercises From Socrates to Foucault. Edited by Arnold I. Davidson. Translated by Michael Chase. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 1995.
      Hadot, Pierre. The Present Alone is Our Happiness. Conversations with Jeannie Carlier and Arnold I. Davidson. Translated by Marc Djaballah and Michael Chase. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2009.
      Hadot, Pierre. The Selected Writings of Pierre Hadot. Translated by Matthew Sharpe and Federico Testa. London and New York: Bloomsbury, 2021.
      “Home.” Philosophy as a Way of Life Network, accessed April 21, 2021, https://philife.nd.edu/.
      Kaag, John. American Philosophy: A Love Story. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016.
      Kaag, John. Hiking with Nietzsche: On Becoming Who You Are. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2018.
      Kaag, John. Sick Souls, Healthy Minds: How William James Can Save Your Life. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1515/9780691200934.
      Kaag, John, Eli Kramer, and James Anderson. “NAB Podcast: John Kaag on Personal, Vulnerable Philosophy and Higher Learning.” The New American Baccalaureate Project, accessed April 14, 2021, https://newamericanbaccalaureate.org/nab-podcast-john-kaag-on-personal-vulnerable-philosophy-and-higher-learning/. https://doi.org/10.7202/1074029ar.
      Kramer, Eli. Intercultural Modes of Philosophy, Volume One: Principles to Guide Philosophical Community. Leiden, NL: Brill Publishers, forthcoming, November 19, 2021.
      Kramer, Eli, Matthew Sharpe, Michael Chase, eds. Philosophy as a Way of Life in a Time of Crisis. Thematic Issue. Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture 5, No. 1 (July 2021); No. 2 (forthcoming).
      Kuklick, Bruce. A History of Philosophy in America, 1720-2000. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2001.
      Kuklick, Bruce. The Rise of American Philosophy: Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1860-1930. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1979. https://doi.org/10.1177/004057367903500421.
      Martin, Mike W. Happiness and the Good Life. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012.
      McCumber, John. Time in the Ditch: American Philosophy and the McCarthy Era. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 2001. https://doi.org/10.1086/341276.
      Menand, Louis. “The Humanities Revolution.” In The Marketplace of Ideas. New York: W.W. Norton, 2010.
      Nancy, Jean-Luc. “Viral Exception.” European Journal of Psychoanalysis, February 7, 2020, https://www.journal-psychoanalysis.eu/on-pandemics-nancy-esposito-nancy/. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003150497-4.
      Nietzsche, Friedrich. Untimely Meditations. Edited by Daniel Breazeale. Translated by R. J. Hollingdale. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1997. https://doi.org/10.1017/cbo9780511812101.005.
      Van Norden, Brian. Taking Back Philosophy: A Multicultural Manifesto. New York: Columbia University Press, 2017.
      Putnam, Hillary and Ruth Ann Putnam. Pragmatism as a Way of Life: The Lasting Legacy of William James and John Dewey. Edited by David Macarthur. Cambridge, MA: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2017. https://doi.org/10.4159/9780674979215.
      Rabbas, Oyvind, Eyjólfur K. Emilsson, and Hallvard Fossheim, eds. The Quest for the Good Life: Ancient Philosophers on Happiness. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015. https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746980.001.0001.
      Raekstad, Paul Raekstad and Sofa Saio Gradin. Prefigurative Politics: Building Tomorrow Today. Cambridge, UK: Polity Press, 2020.
      “Report on Stoic Week.” Modernism Stoicism, accessed April 13, 2021, https://modernstoicism.com/report-on-stoic-week-2020tim-lebon-and-greg-lopez/.
      “Research.” Modern Stoicism, accessed April 13, 2021, https://modernstoicism.com/research/.
      Schopenhauer, Arthur. “On Philosophy at the Universities.” In Parerga and Paralipomena. Translated by E.F.J. Payne. Volume 1. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2000.
      Sellars, John. “What is Philosophy as a Way of Life?” Parrhesia, no. 28 (2017): 40-56.
      Sharpe, Matthew. “Into the Heart of Darkness Or: Alt-Stoicism? Actually, No.” Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture 2, no. 4 (6) (2018): 106-113, https://doi.org/10.26319/6921.
      Sharpe, Matthew and Kirk Turner. “Bibliopolitics: The History of Notation and the Birth of the Citational Academic Subject.” Foucault Studies, no. 25 (October 2018): 146-173, https://doi.org/10.22439/fs.v0i25.5578.
      Sharpe, Matthew, and Michael Ure. Philosophy as a Way of Life. History, Dimensions and Directions. London: Bloomsbury, 2021.
      Shusterman, Richard. Ars Erotica: Sex and Somaesthetics in the Classical Arts of Love. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University, Press, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1017/9780511791888.
      Slaughter, Sheila and Gary Rhoades. Academic Capitalism and the New Economy: Markets, State, and Higher Education. Baltimore: The John Hopkins University Press, 2004.
      “SMRT-2020-Results.” Modern Stoicism, accessed April 13, 2021, https://modernstoicism.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/SMRT-2020-Results-1.0.pdf.
      Stohr, Karen. Choosing Freedom: A Kantian Guide to Life, Guides to the Good Life. Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming [2022].
      Teichmann, Roger. Nature, Reason, and the Good Life. Ethics for Human Beings. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. https://doi.org/10.1086/664939.
      Waks, Leonard J. Education 2.0: The Learningweb Revolution and the Transformation ofthe School. Boulder, CO: Paradigm Publishers, 2014.
      Wilshire, Bruce W. “‘The PhD Octopus’: William James’s Prophetic Grasp of the Failures of Academic Professionalism.” In Fashionable Nihilism: A Critique of Analytic Philosophy. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2002.
      Wilshire, Bruce W. The Moral Collapse of the University: Professionalism, Purity, and Alienation. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1990.
      Weinberg, Justin. “Philosophy as a Way of Life Project Launched with $800K Grant.” Daily Nous, November 1, 2018, https://dailynous.com/2018/11/01/philosophy-way-life-project-launched-800k-grant/.
      Žižek, Slavoj. Pandemic! Covid-19 Shakes the World. New York: OR Books, 2020.
      Zuckerberg, Donna. Not All Dead White Men: Classics and Misogyny in the Digital Age. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2018.

Cart  

No products

Shipping 0,00 €
Total 0,00 €

Cart Check out

PayPal

Search