In this little book, Huijer reflects on the role of a Thinker Laureate and the role of a public philosopher in general. She discusses what the role of a public philosopher should and could be, what one needs to be a public philosopher, and to what extent the public philosopher matters. In the Netherlands public philosophy is on the rise. With a broader and more non-academic audience, there is a danger that public philosophy loses its scientific depth and that public philosophy will be used for self-help and creating life hacks. A public philosopher constantly balances between making philosophy public without losing its value as a scientific discipline. In this book Huijer, theoretically and practically, discusses her own experiences as a public philosopher.

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