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and because I was mentioned by name.

I take the concluding paragraph:

Cafe-philos reflect this spirit, rather than limiting themselves to some current, rather narrow views of what constitutes philosophy, and, and despite some reservations, I am in favour this more general approach.

to express a personal preference to which I can only shrug.  I do not share it.  

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Thu Jan 24th, 2013 at 01:07:40 PM EST

Rather obviously to say "I am in favour ..." is to express a personal preference, equally obviously I'd taken some pains to explain the more general context for the divergent views about philosophy and, by referring to the example of Onfray's approach (and earlier Ollman's approach) to suggest  my reasons for preferring the "continental" approach.

I'm sorry that all that you can do is shrug - all I can do is suggest that you subscribe to a cafe-philo mime session (see Renoir pic at the top of the diary)  :-)  

Maybe it's because I'm a Londoner - that I moved to Nice.

by Ted Welch (tedwelch-at-mac-dot-com) on Fri Jan 25th, 2013 at 02:08:37 PM EST
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