HUM127 intro to philosophy
1. Simon Critchley writes: “Nothing is more common in the history of philosophy than the accusation of impiety. Because of their laughable otherworldliness and lack of respect for social convention, rank and privilege, philosophers refuse to honor the old gods and this makes them politically suspicious, even dangerous. Might such dismal things still happen in our happily enlightened age?” How would you answer Critchley’s question?
2. What are some differences between philosophy and other disciplines?