Conversations on philosophy, politics and other matters
Manuel Cruz is Professor of Contemporary Philosophy at the University of Barcelona. He has been a visiting professor at different European and American universities, and a researcher at the Institute of Philosophy of the CSIC (Madrid). The author of about forty titles, some of which are available in foreign languages, he has been awarded the 2005 Anagrama Ensayo prize for his book 'Las malas pasadas del pasado', Espasa de Ensayo 2010 for 'Amo, luego existo' and Jovellanos de Ensayo 2012 for 'Adi...
If, according to Plato, thinking is the dialogue of the soul with itself, thinking aloud possibly means conversing in public: before and for others.
In order to avoid the danger of this alleged dialogue becoming a deceptive ventriloquist monologue, better to invite someone real rather than an imaginary interlocutor. The opening thoughts will gain in richness, intelligence and nuance from an external counterpoint.
Sure enough these are concepts that we have never stopped using in relating to the world and to others, still they currently appear to lack a critical update.
'Thinking Aloud' fills this need, providing theoretical elements to the public debate. In other words, leading us to rethink what happens to us.