By Helen De Cruz
For several years, I've been thinking about how we can do philosophy differently. Philosophy becomes narrower in scope when we confine ourselves to the format of articles, preferably in "general" philosophy journals and monographs. How can we broaden our scope? Blogging is one way of engaging in philosophy. But there are many other ways.
My Philosophy through fiction story competition (funded by the APA Berry Fund) had 704 submissions-more than a typical philosophy journal receives in a year. My writing workshop, aimed at philosophers who want to learn to write fiction but have not yet begun, is also attracting attention. You can still apply until February 15.
There's lots of really great philosophy in musical form, such as Do you want to be a monad by the 21st century monads, and Paul L. Fine's very intricate Kant song which captures the Critique of Pure Reason as well as you could possibly do in a 5-minute song.
Can we do philosophy through pictures, and if so, how?
I’ve started drawing thought experiments on my iPad Pro to illustrate famous thought experiments, including Rawls’ veil of ignorance and Lackey’s creationist teacher (both pictured below).