"The vital necessity of the Practice of Philosophy stems from the severe disorientation which characterizes our contemporary ways of living with contemporary developments in nature, politics, society, technology.The disorientation shows itself in four major ways:
- the decrease of awareness of oneself as a subject
- the loss of intellectual and spiritual energy
- the renunciation of autonomy in the face of the sciences
- fundamentalism, beside nihilism and relativism."
Toward Philosophy of the Practice of Philosophy. An invitation to philosophical dialogue among practitioners of philosophy about the nature of their work. by Thomas Gutknecht (Translation: Petra von Morstein)