Read more here about how to go steady with a philosopher… Provide independence, be involved and help create a steady environment that allows for the silence necessary to think.
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Provide independence of thought. In order to think, a certain type of independence is important. Universities, media outlets and publishing houses become more and more concerned with commercial interests and public image. Thinking can have no such limits. Sometimes in history philosophers would be given a place at court, to educate the new generation and to write and work on their systems of thought. These courts have disappeared, but instead there is now the opportunity for a larger audience to both support and have the benefits of the philosopher.
Be involved. Thinking should not take place in any ivory tower. Which is why a philosopher needs an audience, not to be heard, but to be in conversation with. To give input. To break through theoretical nonsense. Therefore I do not only ask for monetary support, but also ask for input – in the form of questions you would like me to work on, and in the form of conversations (using Skype / Hangout / etc.)
Go Steady. Thinking and writing, for me, require a quiet space. One of the largest disruptions of this quietness is the stress over future employment, and income. Which is why I ask people to go steady with a philosopher. Freelance thinking is most effective when the stress of basic income is removed. I do not need much to live, food and shelter, an internet connection, paper, and books. I do not intend to make enough money to live through Steady, but this would take away the stress over finding new projects that allows me to work on long-term investigations of truth into underlying concepts in society, while continuously writing about this to keep my audience informed of my developments.