Saturday, 7 May 2016

Thought 204: Philosophising

Martin Heidegger used to say philosophy is philosophising.

In other words, philosophy is not simply talking about ideas but creating ideas. 

I would argue that genuine philosophy, i.e. philosophising, is a creative as well as an intellectual pursuit.

At any rate, there is nothing inherently philosophical about discussing the history of philosophy as they do on the BBC radio show In Our Time unless the discussion happens to involve a creative element.