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Thinking Off Your Feet

How Empirical Psychology Vindicates Armchair Philosophy

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$39.95 • £31.95 • €36.00

ISBN 9780674986527

Publication Date: 01/07/2019


360 pages

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

10 illus.

Belknap Press


Thinking Off Your Feet is an outstanding book that will make a splash. It proposes an original defense of philosophical analysis and of its main tool, the method of cases. It is an impressive defense of armchair philosophy, as it is by and large currently practiced, and is also an important contribution to the cognitive science of concepts. Philosophers as well as psychologists will benefit tremendously from reading this book.—Edouard Machery, University of Pittsburgh

This book is beautifully written, powerfully argued, and deeply informed on the psychology. Strevens’s combination of respect for science and for ‘armchair’ philosophy results in a framework for understanding philosophy as a seamless and essential part of the human quest for knowledge.—Michael Bishop, Florida State University

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