Filosofie als praktijk. Krisis na 40 jaar

Translated title of the contribution: Philosophy as Practice. Krisis after 40 years

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In its forty years of existence, Krisis, as a journal of contemporary philosophy, has aimed to
develop a new philosophical praxis. This praxis is sketched here in the first place as the practical work of making a journal, in the context of a community of philosophers discussing a
canon of contemporary thinkers as well a range of shared problems. Yet beyond that, Krisis
has always struggled with the question how, as a philosophical practice, it is related to other
practices. The debate about “empirical philosophy” forms a crucial episode in this debate, in
which Krisis has explored analytical, existentialist, pragmatist and Marxist approaches to a
philosophy as praxis. Since then, this debate has shifted along four dimensions, of science,
culture, politics and economy. In conclusion, it is argued that the entanglement of the praxis
of Krisis with these four other practices makes it difficult to identify what is philosophical
about Krisis.
Translated title of the contributionPhilosophy as Practice. Krisis after 40 years
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)48-59
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 11 Dec 2020


  • History of philosophy
  • Praxis
  • Empirical philosophy
  • Analytical philosophy
  • The Netherlands


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