I often feel strangely disturbed when I hear the word ‘philosopher’. We know these creatures exist, but I have never been able to clearly identify them.
Maybe this is why they can appear in anyone’s face. If ‘philosophia’ means loving wisdom, then we can assume that everyone philosophizes.
But of course it is not just that. If you enter a good library, there will be rows of books under the classification ‘philosophy’. They are usually thick—without pictures—and difficult to read. If we glance through them, we find that philosophy is not merely the expres...