Monday, March 27, 2017

Setting the Agenda

Dear all,

Welcome to "The Greek Philosopher". For those new here -- this blog was created years ago to express my thoughts when it comes to matters of moral philosophy as a student. I am now re-starting the page to serve a different purpose.

The reason for this change in direction is twofold.

Firstly, it has to do with a growing frustration with the often narrow focus of academic philosophy as well as its general "detachment" from society at large.

Secondly, as mainstream media shifts towards a more propaganda, interest-serving role, I see a growing need for journalists and commentators to make a greater use of philosophic tools. Critical thinking, logical fallacy hunting, and perhaps more imagine descriptive analysis in the public sphere are essential to a working democracy.

In other words: I want the philosopher to become the journalist; and the journalist to become the philosopher. The site will also serve as a hub for my articles as a whole, presenting articles published elsewhere, when appropriate, but mostly acting as a direct means of publishing with original content.

I hope you enjoy the ride and hold my pen to the fire when need be. The goal is to publish 3 times a week: Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

You can also ask  me questions to be answered publicly through https://ask.fm/DimitrisMartinis. The service has removed blogspot widget functionality, but I will figure out a way to integrate this under my own domain.

Cheerios