Volume 7, Issue 2, 2010
Peter S. Borkowski
Aporetics as Philosophic Culture
This paper attempts to outline a model for introducing students to philosophical analysis based on presentations of the aporia by Nicholas Rescher. It is
developed from the premise that philosophy is a distinct culture of its own wherever it can be identified and that such basic exercises in critical thinking represent one of the common denominators running through all philosophical activity: namely, rational analysis of linguistic terms and logical possibilities. Dr. Rescher’s work over the years in logic is rightfully admired; however, not enough attention has been paid to the many fruitful applications his work has for pedagogical purposes in philosophy.