The present issue, an invitation to philosophy for psychologists, consists of three philosophers’ individual discussions of community and emotion, a tripartite talk about COVID-19 with a philosopher and two psychologists, and two comments by a philosopher and a psychologist related to the articles described above.
Although the historical origins of psychology as an established discipline can be traced back to philosophy and physiology, psychologists tend to remain more indifferent to philosophy than to physiology. Instead, philosophers seem to devote attention to psychology and make use of the psychological fruits. We have held joint symposiums with philosophers and psychologists three times to resolve the asymmetry. Following these experiences, we published this special issue as an introduction to philosophy.