Marcel on Popular Philosophy

A nice portion of Marcel:

…[S]ome scraps of philosophical thought conveyed through newspapers, magazines and ordinary conversations find their way to one extent or another into all minds.  Most of the time these scraps could just as well be burned like household garbage, and it is perhaps one of the more important functions of true philosophical thought to carry out this kind of trash-burning.

2 responses

  1. Yes!

    In Unscholarly Postscript, Kierkegaard imagines pulling junk food that chokes us out of stuffed mouths to clear a passage for breathing, for possibility, for truth. The teacher’s art.

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