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The Place of Prejudice

A Case for Reasoning within the World

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$52.00 • £41.95 • €47.00

ISBN 9780674726840

Publication Date: 06/17/2014


288 pages

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


  • Introduction: Prejudice Reconsidered
  • 1. The Case against Prejudice
  • 2. The Case for Situated Understanding: Heidegger on Being-in-the-World
  • 3. Situated Agency: The Implication of Being-in-the-World for Freedom
  • 4. The Role of Prejudice in the Study of History: Gadamer on Past and Present
  • 5. The Role of Prejudice in Moral Judgment: A Hermeneutic Reading of Aristotle
  • 6. Prejudice and Rhetoric
  • Bibliography
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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