Single Idea 9779

[catalogued under 1. Philosophy / D. Nature of Philosophy / 5. Aims of Philosophy / b. Philosophy as transcendent]

Full Idea

Philosophy can no longer play its traditional roles, giving foundations to science, or constructing general ontology. It should simply fulfil its task of transcendental questioning.

Gist of Idea

Philosophy is transcendental questioning (not supporting science or constructing ontology)

Source

Slavoj Zizek (Conversations, with Glyn Daly [2004], 2)

Book Reference

Zizek,Slavoj: 'Conversations with Zizek (with G.Daly)' [Polity 2004], p.53


A Reaction

I remain unsure what is being recommended, unless it is for philosophy to start asking questions just at the point where everyone else gives up.