To celebrate the day, I've a piece on the ABC, 'Stop and think: it's World Philosophy Day'. I'm sketching out a few of philosophy's virtues - what it adds to life. A sample:
Philosophy cannot accomplish miracles, of course. It can be duller than daily renovation conversations. And it isn't a science of character, stamping out cookie-cutter minds. There are undoubtedly stubborn, blinkered philosophers, without foresight or joy.
But at its best, philosophy is more than one day's celebration. It's a lifetime of clear ideas, robust virtues and quiet delight. It's a companion to the great human adventure: becoming what we are.(Photo: Ricardo Andre Frantz)