If, after reading the above title, someone has ventured this far—the opening sentence—then he or she has doubtless conquered any urge to dismiss the contents of this piece (and do something else...) because the title is so blatantly silly. Onlya philosopher would be so sadly quixotic as to feel a need to become involved in a “search” for life. Dwelling in the realm of the living is where we humans spend all our waking hours. Furthermore, all of us settle into sleep for a greater or lesser amount of time and once in that state (discounting the differentiating factor of dreams), we exhibit the practical necessity of rest and a general quieting of the demands of consciousness—remaining alive throughout. Life is everywhere. What point would be served by identifying it as an object of philosophical interest and concern?
White, David A.
"Philosophers in Search of Life...,"
International Dialogue: Vol. 6, Article 4.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.unomaha.edu/id-journal/vol6/iss1/4