Amy has a proposition to make:
I have heard it said a number of times that our discussions at the cafe-philo are not proper philosophical discussions. So I ask myself what is a proper philosophical discussion. And I get an idea:
- First you would need to find out who are the 'proper' philosophers among the attendants of the cafe. Would they have to declare themselves or be declared by Christian?
- The 'proper' philosophers would propose the topics in the ordinary way, the whole assembly choosing the one they prefer.
- The discussion would then be restricted to the 'proper' philosophers, except for the end of the session when the rest of us would discuss the propriety of the word 'proper' applied to philosophy as well as the topic itself.
That's my idea.
Sommes-nous tous des philosophes?
Is philosophy dead?
What good is philosophy for?