As I announced recently, The Philosophers’ Magazine Online has just launched a new column, authored by yours truly, called “Footnotes to Plato” (yes, an obvious echo of this blog…). As I admit in the opening essay, the title is a bit ambitious, but the editors liked it, so who am I to disagree.
As I further explain: “This new column, which the Editors at TPM have kindly agreed to begin publishing, isn’t going to be about Plato, or ancient philosophy (well, occasionally, maybe). But it is intended in the same spirit of philosophical inquiry that Whitehead tried to capture with his famous quip” (the one about Western philosophy being a series of footnotes to Plato).
I continue the piece by giving readers a brief outline of how I got to become a professional philosopher to begin with (a bit of an unusual route, if you will), setting the tone for what I hope is going to be an engaging and stimulating collaboration with TPM!
(Sneak preview. Coming up at Footnotes to Plato: what right now looks like a three-part series on the difference between having a philosophy of life and subscribing to a religion.)