Allgemeine Zeitschrift für Philosophie: Das Projekt der Philosophie

Heft 35/2010.

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Was ist Philosophie? What is philosophy? This is a question feared by philosophers, especially when laypersons wish to have an answer. The question forces us to replace supposedly professional arguments with a critical look at an overall project, and this is what really gives the professional discussion its meaning. Inspired by a lecture held by Holm Tetens, the Allgemeine Zeitschrift für Philosophie (General Journal of Philosophy) asked well-known representatives of the discipline to give their understanding of the project of philosophy. The main concern was not to compel the notoriously divided guild, who literally subsist on arguments, to reach a minimum consensus. Thus the answers may be (and will be) controversial. This applies even in those cases where what they are saying is self-evident, for example that philosophy’s main business is not just any »proof« or »refutations« of philosophical theses, positions and ideologies but rather to organize self-evident requirements of human knowledge, actions and life in certain levels of relevance so explicitly that even the educated layperson can understand the significance of these attempts to create order.

  • Holm Tetens / Pirmin Stekeler-Weithofer: Editorial
  • Holm Tetens: Existenzphilosphie als Metaphilosophie. Versuch, die kontroverse Pluralität der Philosophie zu erklären
  • Hermann Lübbe: Über ›Philosophie‹
  • Pirmin Stekeler-Weithofer: Explikation von Praxisformen
  • Günther Figal: Die phänomenologisch-hermeneutische Möglichkeit der Philosophie
  • Hans Julius Schneider: Arbeit oder Leerlauf? Die bleibende Aktualität der Sprachphilosophie
  • Tilman Borsche: Das Projekt einer ersten Philosophie.

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