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The Engaged Intellect

Philosophical Essays

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$31.00 • £24.95 • €28.00

ISBN 9780674725799

Publication Date: 09/02/2013


360 pages

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


This volume showcases McDowell’s remarkable mastery of a wide range of philosophical subject matter, containing essays that treat Plato, Aristotle, Frege, Wittgenstein, Gadamer, Merleau-Ponty, P.F. Strawson, and many other philosophers. It ranges over philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, and epistemology… He extends our conception of what might be possible and desirable in a naturalistic account of the mind. McDowell’s account promises a more authentic way of retaining our responsiveness to reasons than any other account on offer in contemporary philosophy.—John Hacker-Wright, Metapsychology

As rich in ideas as philosophy today ever is. I know of no contemporary philosopher whose work repays as handsomely careful and repeated study, no philosopher more likely to shed original and yet fundamentally revealing light on a difficult subject, no philosopher whose ‘philosophical ear’ or ‘philosophical sense’ is more worthy of respect.—Tim Thornton, The Philosophers’ Magazine

[These essays] provide the rare and instructive spectacle of a philosopher who is able to genuinely enrich our understanding of the history of philosophy while at the same time engaging in current philosophical problems and debates.—Courtney D. Fugate, Philosophy in Review

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