Commissioning a Taxi Driver: Of Philosophical Professionalism

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Isaiah Berlin said in a number of occasions that he had no personal interests in philosophy, and that he was like a taxi driver, who didn't work without a commission. During his life Berlin however dealt with a wide variety of topics, and the interesting question is, how did he choose those topics? And more importantly, why did he insist on having the disinterested motives of a taxi-driver?
This essay discusses the requirements of philosophical professionalism from these starting points, in essence in the emphasis of the role of analytical skills in locating and defining philosophical topics and issues. These capabilities are however found wanting, even according to Berlin‘s own account. The background of his insistence of the taxi-driver attitude is traced back to the presuppositions of analytic philosophy of Oxford in the 1930‘s, where Berlin had his training.
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OtsikkoProceedings of SOCIOINT14- International Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities, 8-10 September 2014 - Istanbul, Turkey
ToimittajatFerit Uslu
Sivumäärä4
KustantajaInternational Organization Center of Academic Research
Julkaisupäivä2014
Sivut542-545
ISBN (painettu)978-605-64453-1-6
TilaJulkaistu - 2014
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA4 Artikkeli konferenssijulkaisuussa
TapahtumaInternational Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities - Istanbul, Turkki
Kesto: 8 syyskuuta 201410 syyskuuta 2014

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  • 611 Filosofia

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Loukola, O. (2014). Commissioning a Taxi Driver: Of Philosophical Professionalism. teoksessa F. Uslu (Toimittaja), Proceedings of SOCIOINT14- International Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities, 8-10 September 2014 - Istanbul, Turkey (Sivut 542-545). International Organization Center of Academic Research.
Loukola, Olli. / Commissioning a Taxi Driver : Of Philosophical Professionalism. Proceedings of SOCIOINT14- International Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities, 8-10 September 2014 - Istanbul, Turkey. Toimittaja / Ferit Uslu. International Organization Center of Academic Research, 2014. Sivut 542-545
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