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“Dishonourable philosopher” as contradictio in adiecto
“Dishonourable philosopher” as contradictio in adiecto

Author(s): Marek Olejniczak
Subject(s): Philosophy
Published by: Lietuvos mokslų akademijos leidykla
Keywords: philosophy; love; wisdom; contradictio in adiecto; art of life; phenomenology

Summary/Abstract: The basic thesis of the article is that dishonourable philosopher does not really exist and the idea of “dishonourable philosopher” is a nonsense. According to the author, if we deal with the philosopher who acts dishonourably, we can be certain that he was temporarily blinded by something, or probably we deal with a distinguished expert in philosophy, historian of philosophy or writer of philosophical verve but not with a philosopher. In order to prove it, the author refers to the classic Platonic understanding of philosophy as the love of wisdom and to the phenomenology of Max Scheler who perceives a particular moral attitude of a person as a precondition of the ability to look inside the essence of the matter

  • Issue Year: 2008
  • Issue No: 1-2
  • Page Range: 11-17
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: English