The role of the philosopher in relation to life – some notes on creativity and stupidity

I’ve just posted the text of a talk I gave at ‘Kant’s Cave’ a couple of years back.  The paper presents a ‘creative’ concept of philosophy that is central to the work of both Nietzsche and Deleuze and one of the problems that such creativity encounters, the problem of stupidity. One note of caution – the text is primarily a ‘reading’ intended for a philosophically aware but generalised audience and aimed to prompt discussion about the role of the individual in relation to the social, so it skims over some key epistemological problems, such as the concept of ‘experience’ and it does not directly explore ontological issues surrounding the concept of ‘life’.   It is available on academia.edu .


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The role of the philosopher in relation to life

 

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