Why Did You Go Into Philosophy?

Why Did You Go Into Philosophy?

[This post is from 2014. I’m reposting it in honor of World Philosophy Day. New comments welcome.]

It’s World Philosophy Day, but for some reason my school is not giving me the day off.  What’s up with that?

Anyway, let’s do something to mark the day. The profession has had its share of bad news and controversy lately, and much of that has filled the pages of Daily Nous. Let’s take a break from that for a moment, right here, and recall what it is that’s so attractive about philosophy. Temporarily leave the problems aside and take a moment to focus on what initially moved you to take up this work, and share it here in a sentence or two. Why did you go into philosophy?

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