Practical philosophy


Welcome to Gerald Rochelle’s Practical Philosophy

Philosophy is all about asking questions—questions to which there is currently no agreed or understood answer. Philosophy is about argument—putting a point of view that raises doubts or questions about another. Philosophy is about the use of rationality. Philosophy is about reflection on the nature of things. Philosophy is about opening up to possibilities—about ‘doing’ something with the way we think about things, and this site is all about Doing philosophy in the broadest sense.

If you want to start doing philosophy outside this website try my book Doing Philosophy or use the test questions in the section Thinking about things. If your interest is in how to attain a self reliant good life look at my essay Self reliance not counseling--a contemporary perspective on practical philosophy and its relationship to the individual.

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