The Everyday Philosopher

Philosophy for everyone by everyone

We believe there is a philosopher within each of us.

Each of us takes part in the human experience, and we all have something to share. Our questions aim to bring out the essence of people's stories; the insights and ideas that we don’t usually talk about in our everyday conversations. While doing so, we find out that we are not so different after all. 


THE EVERYDAY PHILOSOPHER is a project of the Chicago branch of the New Acropolis School of Philosophy as a way of life.

 
 
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Javier Rueda

I’m originally from Ecuador, from the capital, Quito, I lived there for 21 years, and moved here to the US for school. Even though I was not thinking of staying that long, I stayed and I’ve been here for almost 19 years now. Almost half of my life. I work in risk management in a bank. What is philosophy for you? I took philosophy classes, even before I studied in New Acropolis. The main thing I was taught is that behind things that we do there’s always someone who has been th

About This Blog

Inspired by the work of Chicago writer and broadcaster, Studs Terkel, by Brandon Stanton’s Humans of New York, and above all the Master of Dialogues, Socrates, we speak with those so-called “strangers” that are around us every day, and discover that each has their own pearl of wisdom to share. Our questions aim to bring out the essence of their stories; the teachings and ideas that we don’t usually discuss in our everyday conversations.
With this, we aim to show that Philosophy is not just an intellectual exercise, but an approach to life, a Love of Wisdom that is part of every human being’s journey. A Philosophy by the people and for the people.
THE EVERYDAY PHILOSOPHER is a project of the Chicago branch of the New Acropolis international school of Philosophy as a way of life.