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Reason in Philosophy

Animating Ideas

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$24.50 • £19.95 • €22.00

ISBN 9780674725836

Publication Date: 09/02/2013

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248 pages

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

Belknap Press

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[An] important book…Brandom is an important philosopher with astonishingly systematic scope.—Jon Cogburn, Journal of Value Inquiry

Brandom is one of the great, original thinkers of our era, and this book is vintage Brandom… Brandom demonstrates how some central ideas of the idealism of Kant and Hegel have retained their power to animate receptive and imaginative philosophical minds even today.—Arto Laitinen, Metapsychology

Brandom’s expertise ranges over a bewildering array of topics, from philosophical logic and semantics to cognitive science and political philosophy, and his ability to integrate positions in these areas within a single philosophical framework is remarkable.—Nicholas Smith, The Philosophers’ Magazine

Reason in Philosophy provides the first systematic, comprehensive, and accessible introduction to the work of Brandom, one of the most influential philosophers working in metaphysics and epistemology today. This exciting collection of essays delivers a powerful, elegant argument for a version of a currently unfashionable view—a transcendentally inflected rationalism—and also provides readers with a mature philosopher’s carefully reasoned, fully felt philosophical framework.—K. Doran, Choice

This book represents a new collection of papers by one of the most important systematic philosophical thinkers of our time. As such it will be welcomed by those already familiar with Brandom’s thought. At the same time, by connecting his views to familiar historical themes, Brandom has provided what is, to my mind, the most accessible route into his often dauntingly complex ideas, a route strongly recommended to those new to his work.—Mark Lance, Georgetown University

This work is a formidable achievement that demonstrates deep historical knowledge and awesome hermeneutic and systematic philosophical powers that, in this degree, are conjoined at best in a handful of people alive. This is in every way a superior work of philosophy, and shows why Robert Brandom holds a singular position in the discipline worldwide.—Sebastian Rödl, Universität Basel

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