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ERIC Number: EJ851932
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-0309-8249
Between the Lines: Philosophy, Text and Conversation
Smith, Richard
Journal of Philosophy of Education, v43 n3 p437-449 Jul 2009
In doing philosophy we need to be aware of the awkwardness of thinking in terms of having a method, still more any kind of "methodology". Instead we might consider the different ways in which philosophy has been conceived in terms of contrasts: for example between the written and the spoken word, between exposition and dialogue, and between--in Richard Rorty's terms--systematic and edifying philosophy. This article offers no easy answer to how to proceed, suggesting rather that those who attempt philosophy need to be alert to the possibilities and dangers that lie on either side. This is not just any kind of alertness, but a matter of close reading rather than skimming, of carefully attending--listening--to those with whom we engage, whether they are people or texts.
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Language: English
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