This article works outward from John Dewey's proposals in the 1920s for a reconstruction in philosophy and considers this proposal in direct relation to recent advancements in design research practice. First, it explores the current level of design philosophy engagement and looks to Dewey's original reconstruction-in-philosophy proposals. Second, it examines the potential of positioning the methodological approach of research through design as a means by which a new design philosophy horizon may be traced. What is required, we propose, is the emergence of “designer philosophers”—those who design in relation to and with respect for philosophy.

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