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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


  • Preface
  • I. Ancient Philosophy
    • 1. Falsehood and Not-Being in Plato’s Sophist
    • 2. Eudaimonism and Realism in Aristotle’s Ethics
    • 3. Deliberation and Moral Development in Aristotle’s Ethics
    • 4. Incontinence and Practical Wisdom in Aristotle
  • II. Issues in Wittgenstein
    • 5. Are Meaning, Understanding, etc., Definite States?
    • 6. How Not to Read Philosophical Investigations: Brandom’s Wittgenstein
  • III. Issues in Davidson
    • 7. Scheme-Content Dualism and Empiricism
    • 8. Gadamer and Davidson on Understanding and Relativism
    • 9. Subjective, Intersubjective, Objective
  • IV. Reference, Objectivity, and Knowledge
    • 10. Evans’s Frege
    • 11. Referring to Oneself
    • 12. Towards Rehabilitating Objectivity
    • 13. The Disjunctive Conception of Experience as Material for a Transcendental Argument
  • V. Themes from Mind and World Revisited
    • 14. Experiencing the World
    • 15. Naturalism in the Philosophy of Mind
  • VI. Responses to Brandom and Dreyfus
    • 16. Knowledge and the Internal Revisited
    • 17. Motivating Inferentialism: Comments on Chapter 2 of Making It Explicit
    • 18. What Myth?
    • 19. Response to Dreyfus
  • Bibliography
  • Credits
  • Index

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