Not inappropriately, as an invitation to conversation, the title of this colloquium — “The Philosopher: Neutral or Committed?" — is ambiguous and provocative. For one, the word “neutral” opposes “committed,” thereby suggesting the conflation of the meanings of “neutral” and “uncommitted,” as the latter is the formal opposite of committed.
To understand the meaning of “uncommitted” as positive hostility and abnegation of political action, however, would bring forward few advocates: Diogenes or Sinope, Schopenhauer, and Nietzsche come to mind.
Bertman, Martin A.
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