Do we really need philosophy? The present collection of jargon-free essays aims at answering the question of why philosophy matters. Each essay considers the central question (Why Philosophy?) from different angles: the unavoidability of doing philosophy, the practical consequences of philosophy, philosophy as a therapy for the whole person, the benefits of philosophy for improving public policy, etc.
Paolo Diego Bubbio, Western Sydney University, Sydney, Australia; Jeff Malpas, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia