If philosophy as a subject didn’t exist, would the world have been a different place?

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Dear Faizon,

One thing that marks us out from most animals is the ability to question, to ask why. It’s one of the earliest stages of human development; you’ll have noticed small children do it all the time – and this is the beginning of philosophy. Who am I? Why am I here? And so on. Philosophy groups these, and other questions. The world is only known to us by thinking and questioning.

Very best wishes, Miles Leeson

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Miles Leeson

University of Chichester, UK

In many ways Murdoch's philosophy, especially her work on ethics and aesthetics, underpins my own beliefs. Discovering her work, and subsequently writing on her for the last 15 years, has changed my perception of the world, and of people.

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