Anxiety animates philosophical enquiry and makes us human | Curio

Anxiety animates philosophical enquiry and makes us human

12 mins | Nov 11, 2020

Can intellectual query be purely emotion-free, bereft of personal interest and psychological history? "To ask is to reveal our anxiety about the form and content of the answer." In this piece, Samir Chopra, professor of philosophy at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, looks at how humans are philosophising animals precisely because they are anxious.

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