When commenting on a paper of mine, “Political Correctness between Wise Stoicism and Violent Hypocrisy”, published in 2016 in the journal Philosophies (Magnani ), the logician and philosopher John Woods has introduced the neologism “stancing”, he derived from the subtitle of my book of 2011 Understanding Violence. The Intertwining of Morality, Religion and Violence: A Philosophical Stance. Woods was referring to a specific practice of philosophy that characterizes my philosophical research: I especially like this neologism. To the aim of depicting my thoughts regarding the practice of philosophy I prefer, some biographical remarks have to be submitted to the attention of the reader, that will be of help in delineating the general idea of philosophizing as “stancing”.
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