Clifford Sosis

is creating in-depth autobiographical interviews with philosophers.

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About Clifford Sosis

My name is Cliff Sosis. I'm a philosopher at Coastal Carolina University. I created, and in my spare time I run, What Is It Like to Be a Philosopher?, a website featuring in-depth autobiographical interviews with philosophers. Interviews you can’t find anywhere else. In the interviews, you get a sense of what makes living, breathing philosophers tick. How one becomes a philosopher. The interviews show how our theories shape our lives and how our experiences influence our theories. They reveal what philosophers have in common, if anything, and what our goals are. Overall, the interviews give you a fuller picture of how the people who do philosophy work, and a better idea of how philosophy works. This stuff isn't discussed as often as it should be, I think, and these stories are extremely interesting and moving!

Donations from supporters help keep What Is It Like to Be a Philosopher? running. Producing interviews is an extremely time-intensive process. Interviews are conducted via e-mail, which gives subjects an opportunity to give detailed, thorough answers to challenging questions. It can take weeks, months or, in some cases, years, to create an interview. Currently, over a dozen people are being interviewed at any given moment, and approximately one interview is released per month. It takes at least 40 hours a month to identify subjects, send interview requests, do research, compose questions, read answers, edit, format, publish, and promote interviews, maintain the site, and respond to e-mails. It’s a lot of work! I think the money, time, and energy spent doing this is worth it. If you agree, if you like the site and you find it illuminating or inspiring, please support the site here!

All supporters 1) receive a monthly newsletter, where I talk about who I am interviewing and what is going on behind the scenes, 2) are given a credit on the site (if you wish, you can donate anonymously), 3) have the opportunity to occasionally nominate, and vote on, who will be interviewed and 4) get early access to interviews. Depending on your level of support, you can also get a special What Is It Like to Be a Philosopher? thank you postcard, and/or an amazing 12.0" x 17.0" in What Is It Like to Be a Philosopher? photographic print you can't find anywhere else!

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