College of Education, Psychology and Human Studies
Let’s Practice Philosophy
Professor IRIFUJI Motoyoshi
“What’s the use of philosophy?” I have been asked this kind of question numerous times. Questioners ask such questions based on the premise that they have some kind of criteria for ascertaining whether something is useful or not and are capable of judging my answer according to the criteria. However, philosophy is a discipline that starts with the question, “Are you really in a position to judge whether something is useful or not?” In this column, I will show you how philosophy is practiced while exploring what uses it has.
(This column is as of 2018.)