Is philosophy a luxury?

Yes and no.

Yes, because philosophizing on an empty stomach is not easy, it seems the prerogative of the people at home (hence the reputation of snobbery philosophers).

No, because philosophy is to question the world. Now, what can be without it? Socrates also said: The unexamined life is not worth the trouble of living.

Cite this article as: Tim, "Is philosophy a luxury?, May 1, 2011, " in Philosophy & Philosophers, May 1, 2011,

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