My introduction to philosophy was not Bertrand Russell - that happened later. It was Terry Pratchett. In everything I have read by him, which is almost everything he has written, I find philosophy in the comments he makes on society, effortlessly lacing schools of thought and sci fi AND fantasy into his characters. Yet the characters are so down to earth to stereotypically HUMAN, you can smell their poo. Now Experimental Philosophy started in Oxford University. Some krazy kids got tired of the image associated with philosophy - white haired balding man sat in an old leather armchair by a fire place, thinking - and sought to shake things up. They shortened the name (a sure sign of energy) and created a logo for xphi. I thought the logos (click here or here) were pretty lame so came up with this.