The Ethics Blog

A blog from the Centre for Research Ethics & Bioethics (CRB)

Month: July 2014

Philosophical scholarship defuses new ways of thinking

What is called “philosophy” is pursued today mostly by scholars who study philosophical authors and texts, and who learn to produce certain types of comments on philosophical ideas and concepts. Such study is interesting and important, and can be compared with literary scholarship. A problem that I highlighted in my latest post, however, is a […]

Doing philosophy and studying philosophy

Literary scholars don’t claim that they became novelists or poets because they studied such authors and such literature. They know what they became: they became scholars who learned to produce certain kinds of commentaries on literary works. The distinction between the works they produce and the works they study is salient and most often impossible […]

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