Wednesday, February 11, 2015

How to philosophise with a hammerfist (Psychology Today)


My New Philosopher essay, 'Plato Said Knock You Out' (see below), is now available on Psychology Today. You you can read it here. A sample:
The point is not that every brute is an honorary classicist or that a black belt or golden gloves victory must make us righteous. The point is that Plato’s ancient precedent might rightfully occasion a little surprise. Physical violence and intellectual ambition seem radically at odds. Yet they cannot only coexist but also complement one another. To paraphrase Nietzsche, perhaps we might gainfully learn to philosophize with a hammerfist.
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