[lit-ideas] Re: Catching up

  • From: Mike Geary <jejunejesuit.geary2@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2012 10:53:32 -0500

Tell your friend to take up air conditioning and heating -- he won't have
time to miss philosophy. :)

Mike Geary

On Fri, Sep 28, 2012 at 3:09 PM, <cblitid@xxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hmmm - kind of quiet in here, these days.  So I'll ask a favour ...
> I've just re-established contact with a friend who finished a PhD in the
> mid 90's, worked as a sessional for a while, but never found fulltime
> academic employment. Now he says he'd like to 'get back into' philosophy
> but has doubts that he can ever 'catch up'.
> Although I am in a situation which gives me a lot of time to pursue
> various philosophical interests and projects, I too have for some time had
> no academic affiliation and my pursuits have been somewhat haphazard (and,
> I'm sure some would say, dilletantish).
> Do any list members have any words of advice that will allay my friend's
> (and, I dare say, my own) doubts about being able to participate
> rigourously in current 'philosophical conversation' despite our positions
> outside of the academy?
> Chris Bruce,
> watching from the sidelines,
> in Kiel, Germany
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