Jonathan Bennett

in Learning from Six Philosophers Volume 1

Published in print February 2001 | ISBN: 9780198250913
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191597053 | DOI:

Series: Learning from Six Philosophers (2 Volumes)


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This introductory chapter explains and defends the ‘collegial’ approach to philosophers of the past, in which one treats them as colleagues, collaborators, pupils, and antagonists. It is maintained that an error by a great philosopher may be as instructive and illuminating as his true insights.

Keywords: collegiality

Chapter.  4224 words. 

Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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