What Do Philosophers Make?


I mean, besides arguments?

Other possible answers:

  • a virtue of ignorance
  • faculty meetings longer
  • headaches
  • …?

What about when they’re not at work? That’s what the new site Things Philosophers Make is about. (via Samantha Brennan)

pie by Norlock

(Pie by Kate Norlock)

 

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Clayton
8 years ago

I’ve made a table, a bed, and a bookcase. Did you mean qua philosopher? (Ugh, sorry about the ‘qua’.)

felonius screwtape
felonius screwtape
8 years ago

*almost* five figures !

Sylvia
8 years ago

Philosophers make odd companions and zeugmas.

gradjunct
gradjunct
8 years ago

excellent and virtuous, if malcontented, adjuncts

Kate Norlock
Kate Norlock
8 years ago

Clayton, I gather that the founders mean exactly such things as tables and bookcases, and the captions sort of suggest we make things in ways that affect and are affected by our being philosophers. (To be honest, I frequently make things to get away from the day-to-day job cares, so maybe I made that pie contra philosopher!)

recent grad
recent grad
8 years ago

an unimpressive plus-one.

M.G. Piety
8 years ago

I paint when I get the time. I incorporated my painting hobby into a philosophical blog post and used one of my paintings as an illustration. See: http://mgpiety.org/2012/12/02/hedonic-adaptation/

Kate Norlock
Kate Norlock
Reply to  M.G. Piety
8 years ago

Interesting post, M.G. Piety! Reminds me of Amy Olberding saying, “There is, between self and stuff, a feedback loop regarding value and identity, as my values and self-understanding inform my choices regarding stuff, and the stuff I select in turn influences and informs value and self-understanding.” If you haven’t read it, you’d like it: http://philpapers.org/rec/OLBLPS

Louie Generis
Louie Generis
8 years ago

Puns, mostly.

Ryan Lake
8 years ago

Philosophy comic strips

Demonax
Demonax
8 years ago

Trouble where it’s needed most. At least they used to.

Alan White
Alan White
8 years ago

Philosophy parodies, for 30+ years. Forgive me.

http://philosophysongs.org/awhite/phisong.htm

Sad Eyed Philosopher of the Lowlands
Sad Eyed Philosopher of the Lowlands
8 years ago

Barn facades.

MA Student
MA Student
8 years ago

I make sarcastic remarks in inappropriate social contexts.

Louie Generis
Louie Generis
8 years ago

QUICK, DOES ANYONE HERE KNOW HOW TO WELD?!

Snark
Snark
8 years ago
Dien Ho
Dien Ho
8 years ago

Some of the best jokes.
Story has it that when Quine expressed his gratitude for a birthday gift that Morgenbesser got him, Morgenbesser replied, “Use it. Don’t mention it.”

Smoove D
Smoove D
8 years ago

Tile floors. I guess I’m a foundationalist. Wish I had an easy way to link to my floors here.