The Philosophy of Philosophy

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John Wiley & Sons, 30 apr. 2008 - 352 pagina's
The second volume in the Blackwell Brown Lectures in Philosophy, this volume offers an original and provocative take on the nature and methodology of philosophy.
  • Based on public lectures at Brown University, given by the pre-eminent philosopher, Timothy Williamson
  • Rejects the ideology of the 'linguistic turn', the most distinctive trend of 20th century philosophy
  • Explains the method of philosophy as a development from non-philosophical ways of thinking
  • Suggests new ways of understanding what contemporary and past philosophers are doing
 

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While there are some nice, interesting bits on vagueness, I honestly think this book is overrated and sort of a waste of time. The first half of the book is spent arguing against those who think ... Volledige review lezen

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Introduction
1
1 The Linguistic Turn and the Conceptual Turn
10
2 Taking Philosophical Questions at Face Value
23
3 Metaphysical Conceptions of Analyticity
48
4 Epistemological Conceptions of Analyticity
73
5 Knowledge of Metaphysical Modality
134
6 Thought Experiments
179
7 Evidence in Philosophy
208
8 Knowledge Maximization
247
Afterword Must Do Better
278
Appendix 1 Modal Logic within Counterfactual Logic
293
Appendix 2 Counterfactual Donkeys
305
Bibliography
309
Index
322
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Over de auteur (2008)

Timothy Williamson is Wykeham Professor of Logic at the University of Oxford, a Fellow of the British Academy, and a foreign honorary member of the American Academy of Arts. Williamson is the author of Identity and Discrimination (1990), Vagueness (1996), Knowledge and its Limits (2000) and numerous articles on logic, philosophy of language, epistemology, and metaphysics.

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