Yeah, you know me! Sup, readership? So I’m starting a non-profit called the Lawn Chair Philosophy Foundation which provides philosophical resources to those who would otherwise have little access to such material. It’s a pretty broad notion, and more about the specifics can be found here :
This foundation brings to life the spirit of Lawn Chair Philosophy through an outreach program which donates philosophical works to homeless shelters, half-way houses, impoverished schools, etc.; and which develops courses to guide readers through a rigorous program that is both fun and efficient. But what is the spirit of Lawn Chair Philosophy? It would make little sense to bog the foundation’s website down with heavy, impenetrable treatises, so I am creating space in this post to develop the idea of Lawn Chair Philosophy while my studies and practice evolve. Officially speaking, I have thus far the following:
Lawn Chair Philosophy is a method of inquiry, as well as a theory of general ontological emergence, based upon a Nietzschean radicalization of Edmund Husserl’s phenomenological spirit and inner-time consciousness; and which focuses on the constitutive interrelations between pure and experiential ratios. Its expression is rhythmic in nature, and it has for its directed object the rhythmic emergence of meaningful subjective experience.
Obviously, there is yet much, much, much upon which to expound – so stay tuned and keep checking back for more information!
Lawn Chair Philosophy also represents through its own icon a reaction to an academic diaspora, of sorts, where the institutional structures intently occasioning authentic philosophical research are crumbling amidst our dwelling. Some philosophers are able to thrive in the barren deserts of the once lush academy while resisting devolutionary trends towards foul scavengers. However, myself and others are not yet properly familiar with the terrain enough to accomplish such a feat (and are admittedly wont to be pampered with more than mere dry air, besides). In response, we shall collect ourselves in a traveling tabernacle of our own making by situating our reflections in a chair that moves with us, lifting our own tent of mysteries, positioning our chairs in a circle, just and right, such that we may command of the human spirit philosophical unity for ourselves; us disparate, disjointed wretches in desperate need of catharsis.