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On the Nature of Philosophy: A Historical-Pragmatist Point of View

(Original title: O povahe filozofie z historicko-pragmatistickej perspektívy)
Filozofia, 73 (2018), 5, 366-377.
Type of work: Articles
Publication language: Slovak

The aim of the paper is to examine the nature of philosophy from the historical-pragmatist point of view. In the first part, the paper deals with the meaning holism and family resemblance of various exemplifications of philosophy, which are taken as presuppositions of our approach to define philosophy as an activity. In the second part, the paper criticizes those approaches which define philosophy as a quasi-science or a super-science. In the third part, the paper finally offers a definition of philosophy as a two-way intellectual activity consisting in outsourcing and insourcing of open questions and solutions.


Activity, Historical-pragmatist approach, Luciano Floridi, Open questions, Philosophy, Science

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