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Why Philosophy?


Bubbio, PD and Malpas, J, Why Philosophy?, De Gruyter, Germany, pp. 202. ISBN 978-3110649178 (2019) [Edited Book]


Timely though we believe this book to be, it was not a book for which it was easy to find a publisher. The difficulty seemed unrelated to any question of the quality of the material it contained, but almost purely a matter of publishers’ uncertainty as to its potential readership. The book does not address a well-established topic within the philosophical curriculum – either of teaching or research – and although intended to be accessible to a general audience, publishers seemed unconvinced (and unable to be convinced) that there was an audience with an interest in the question of philosophy’s significance or relevance.

Item Details

Item Type:Edited Book
Research Division:Philosophy and Religious Studies
Research Group:Philosophy
Research Field:Philosophy not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in philosophy and religious studies
UTAS Author:Malpas, J (Professor Jeff Malpas)
ID Code:137166
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Office of the School of Humanities
Deposited On:2020-02-04
Last Modified:2020-02-11

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