Single Idea 9778

[catalogued under 1. Philosophy / D. Nature of Philosophy / 3. Philosophy Defined]

Full Idea

I think I truly became a philosopher when I realised that there is no dialogue in philosophy. Plato's dialogues are clearly fakes, with one guy talking most of the time. ...Philosophy as an interdisciplinary project is the ultimate nightmare.

Gist of Idea

There is no dialogue in philosophy

Source

Slavoj Zizek (Conversations, with Glyn Daly [2004], 1)

Book Reference

Zizek,Slavoj: 'Conversations with Zizek (with G.Daly)' [Polity 2004], p.41


A Reaction

This goes against all my prejudices in favour of teamwork and mutual criticism (e.g. Idea 1576), but I was a bit shaken by it, and have begun to wonder whether I must just face up to the solitary nature of the enterprise.

Related Idea

Idea 1576 If each of us can give some logos about parts of nature, our combined efforts can be impressive [Aristotle]