(THE PRESENT MISSION OF PHILOSOPHERS)
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FRANCISCO MIRO QUESADA CANTUARIAS: A LATIN-AMERICAN PHILOSOPHER (Interview)
MARIO BUNGE: A SELF-EDUCATED PHILOSOPHER (Interview)
JULIO SANZ: A PERUVIAN PHILOSOPHER (Interview)
IMPORTANCE OF PHILOSOPHY OR PHILOSOPHY IS IRRITATING: Dr. Julio César Krüger, Pos-Graduate School, University of San Marcos.
Philosophy is irritanting -or can be-, because it questions whatever one feels sure, then it produces confussion, contradicctions, conscience and thinkings (In order to prove this author departs from the Socratic method of questions and answers). Some times thinking is a disgust. Great philosophers teach to think says Heidegger. Of course philosophers like Heraclitus can be dark and that also is irritatingo. Or also they can provoke rage -like Diogenes the cynical to his heares and some times boredom and happiness as author wished with this paper.
PHILOSOPHERS ATTACK AGAIN!: Dr. Paul Kurtz, Profesor Emeritus, State University of New York.
Author critics the Anglo-American philosophy because it has troubles with linguistics. Philosophy has lost much of its intellectual interest and social significance in order to think in formalizations without contents. Much of the best thinkers were not academicians. And of course many were. But there are ones who are more creative abandoning the educative bureaucracy. Union of Philosophy with Theology, politics and educative institutions meant its death. Also philosophy is now like any profession and then it is very specialized and narrow, and so it is far away of the philosophical classic questions. Those ones are in the hands of other professionals. In general the influence of intellectual people is minimum in comparison to the mass'. However there is a need of philosophical reflection in these times of technological advance and social change.
TOWARDS AN APPLIED PHILOSOPHY: Lic. M. A. Paz y Miño, Peruvian Journal of Applied Philosophy.
It is about an applied philosophy for professional philosophers concerning present contemporary social topics but with the classical remarks (to be wondered, to question, to answer, etc.). Since that point of view it is mentioned the branches of an applied philosophy with their topics. Also the possibility of spreading philosophy through the media and high technology.
WHAT PHILOSOPHY FOR? (AN
APOLOGY OF THE STOIC LIFE): Victor Montero, Former student of Philosophy,
Catholic University of Peru.
This paper is an anthropological meditation whose starting point is author's personal experience who, assuming a humanist and stoical position, tries to demonstrate that it is possible to reach a life philosophy (applied to daily and factual life) and this one may offer a total meaning to human existence. Thus, following classical humanist tradition, the author states that philosophy primarily concerns "problems of man as man".
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