Myles Burnyeat

is an English classicist and philosopher. In 1978 he was appointed a Lecturer in Classics at the University of Cambridge and became a fellow of the new Robinson College, Cambridge. From 1984 to 1996 he was the Laurence Professor of Ancient Philosophy at Cambridge. From 1996 to 2006 he was Senior Research Fellow in Philosophy at All Souls College, Oxford. He was president of the Aristotelian Society from 2005 to 2006. In 2006 he returned to Robinson College, Cambridge. In 2007 he was made CBE.


Modes of philosophizing

A round table debate

Should philosophy have something to say to non-philosophers? Should philosophy be pursued only by those trained in philosophy? Should academic teachers of philosophy consider themselves philosophers in virtue of the fact that they teach philosophy? And should analytic philosophers deny that continental philosophers are philosophers at all, or acknowledge that they represent different modes of philosophizing? Cogito poses some big questions to four prominent British and US philosophers.

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