It seems that no matter how many times we declare that the end for literature has come, people read more and more. Well, I have no stats to back this up, but it just looks as if they do. Everywhere I look there are people reading something – mostly on their phones, but hey, that is better than nothing. I think pretty much everyone reading this blog post is well aware why… well, reading is essential to us and how many benefits it has. Let us then take the game up a level and ask a question that I have been asked way too many times in my life: in this day and age unless you are an academic why on Earth would you ever read philosophers?
I admit, that’s a tough one. Mostly because no matter what I am trying to say, I automatically feel like a self-absorbed know-it-all. You know, only snobs and wannabe intellectuals read philosophers unless for research purposes. People don’t do it for fun, do they?
Well, I think I do. [Read more…]