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The Living Philosophy Project


The Living Philosophy Project

The Living Philosophy Project is built on the idea that philosophy, as an academic discipline, arises from and ultimately belongs to the life-world of every human being, that philosophy, by its very nature, does not stand above and apart from human affairs, but rather, in the words of George Dennison, wishes us to draw near and “to empower us to think and do for ourselves.”   “Living philosophy” is philosophy that manifests itself within cultural expressions of all kinds: history, art, religion, science, politics, music, law, education and so on.  As a practice it is a way of doing philosophy that acknowledges the continuity between emotional life and intellectual life and that recalls that the original purpose of philosophy is to help us to become better human beings. To this end, the Living Philosophy Project at Misericordia University sponsors and promotes student/faculty research, symposia, conferences and the dissemination of scholarly work in a wide range of fields involving philosophical reflection.  The Project’s goal is to help students, faculty members, professional philosophers and members of the community to develop their own philosophical clarity and to bring that clarity to bear on the issues that concern them.  In pursuing this goal, the Project hopes to bring academic philosophy and public life closer together.

[1] The Lives of Children, Random House, 1969.

Location: Misericordia University, Department of Philosophy, Dallas, Pa.
Members: 10
Latest Activity: Apr 10, 2014

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