Philosophy Today

Volume 67, Issue 2, Spring 2023

David Farrell Krell
Pages 259-272

Philosophy and Anecdote

The following piece reflects a bit on the role of anecdotes in philosophy, and compares the anecdote, which rcounts a heretofore “unpublished” story based on oral tradition, to the aphorism, the narrative, and the fable. It offers some anecdotes involving Heidegger, Gadamer, Arendt, and Derrida.