Contemplating the act of thinking
When contemplating, one is always thinking of something; the good life, a just society, the difference between perception and reality, the function of language, the methods of science, and the worth of culture. Philosophy examines what we actually do when we think of such important issues.
‘What is your aim in philosophy? To show the fly the exit from the fly-trap’ (Wittgenstein).
Philosophy contemplates the act of thinking
Michael Friedman is the current holder of the Spinoza Chair.