I live in the same town I went to college in and I encountered one of my old philosophy professors on the street on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 as he was going to the barbershop. I took philosophy courses from him the late 60s, the last in the Spring semester of 1968.
"Good morning Dr. ___________. How's the philosopher's life going?"
"Oh, I retired some time ago," says Dr. _______.
"You're not practicing anymore I asked quizzically."
"Haven't in some time," he said.
I laughed as I walked away. How does a true philosopher give up practicing philosophy? Maybe he was only teaching academic philosophy and apparently not living the philosopher's life. I thought, gee, it seems like academic philosophy is a lot like many Pastors I know.