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Toward a Contextual Realism

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$39.95 • £31.95 • €36.00

ISBN 9780674248489

Publication Date: 07/06/2021


216 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches


  • Preface: Intentionality and Reality
  • 1. The Imaginary Subject of Intentional Objects
  • 2. Internalism and Externalism in Knowledge
  • 3. De Re Intentionality and the Limits of Interpretation
  • 4. On the Very Idea of ‘Phenomenal Content’
  • 5. The Radicality of Perception: Beyond Conjunctivism and Disjunctivism
  • 6. (Perceptual) Things Being What They Are
  • 7. Contextualism or Relativism?
  • 8. Contextualism without Representationalism
  • 9. Contextualizing Ontology
  • 10. Ontology without Context
  • 11. Unshadowed Realism
  • References
  • Index of Names
  • Index of Subjects

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