How is this Paper Philosophy?

Dotson’s is very much concerned with a practical problem—the way a constrictive idea of what counts as philosophy affects philosophy as a profession.  She sees professional philosophy as dominated by a culture of justification, in which people must always be ready to present their “philosophical papers.”  This demand for justification falls disproportionately on anyone outside the mainstream.  As an alternative, she suggestions a culture of praxis in which the primary form of legitimation is contribution to a live problem.

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