David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
The Philosophers' Magazine 34 (34):19-25 (2006)
Sometimes I despair of my philosophical colleagues. They are so conservative. I don’t mean this in a political sense. In conventional party-political terms, most professional philosophers are probably well to the left of centre. As a group, they have a strong sense of fairness and little commitment to the social status quo. But this political openmindedness doesn’t normally carry over to their day jobs. When it comes to philosophical ideas, they are congenitally suspicious of intellectual innovation. In their eyes, a good philosophical theory is one that agrees with the views found on the Clapham omnibus. Few philosophers, in the English-speaking world at least, think of philosophy as a source of radical new ideas. Rather they view it as way of systematising the everyday reactions of ordinary people.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
No categories specified
(categorize this paper)
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Michael De Medeiros (2010). Common Sense. Weigl Publishers.
David Thomas (1978). Sociology and Common Sense. Inquiry 21 (1-4):1 – 32.
Renia Gasparatou (2009). Moore and Wittgenstein on Common Sense. Philosophical Inquiry 31 (3-4):65-75.
Brian Grant (2001). The Virtues of Common Sense. Philosophy 76 (2):191-209.
Barry Smith (1995). Common Sense. In Barry Smith & David Woodruff Smith (eds.), The Cambridge Companion to Husserl. New York: Cambridge University Press. 394.
Common Sense (1995). Barry Smith. In Barry Smith & David W. Smith (eds.), The Cambridge Companion to Husserl. Cambridge University Press.
J. Coates (1996). The Claims of Common Sense: Moore, Wittgenstein, Keynes and the Social Sciences. Cambridge University Press.
Patrick McGee (2009). Theory and the Common From Marx to Badiou. Palgrave Macmillan.
Andrew Robinson (2005). Towards an Intellectual Reformation: The Critique of Common Sense and the Forgotten Revolutionary Project of Gramscian Theory. Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 8 (4):469-481.
Joseph Z. Nitecki (1987). In Search of Sense in Common Sense Management. Journal of Business Ethics 6 (8):639 - 647.
Barry Smith (1995). Formal Ontology, Common Sense, and Cognitive Science. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies 43:641–667.
Ömür Birler (2008). Political (or) Philosophy? A Critical Account of Leo Strauss's Response to the Crisis of Modernity. Proceedings of the Xxii World Congress of Philosophy 50:37-43.
Noah Marcelino Lemos (2004). Common Sense: A Contemporary Defense. Cambridge University Press.
Ruth Weintraub (2001). Logical Knowledge. International Journal of Philosophical Studies 9 (1):3 – 18.
Added to index2010-12-22
Total downloads35 ( #70,330 of 1,696,625 )
Recent downloads (6 months)3 ( #186,707 of 1,696,625 )
How can I increase my downloads?