What is Philosophy? Reason, Expression, and the Philosophic Enterprise

What is the task of philosophical investigation? Robert Brandom’s talk, part of our series Words and Worlds, will investigate.

In this talk I try to answer the question in my title. What is the task of philosophical investigation? How is it different from the inquiries pursued in the natural sciences, the social sciences, and other humanistic disciplines? Part of the Royal Institute of Philosophy’s 2022-3 London lecture series Words and Worlds: New Directions in the Philosophy of Language.