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Mind, value, and reality

Author: John Henry McDowell
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. [u.a.] : Harvard Univ. Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Collects some of John McDowell's papers, written at various times in the 1980s and 1990s. Issues dealt with include: the interpretation of the ethical writings of Aristotle and Plato; and treatments  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Named Person: Ludwig Wittgenstein; Ludwig Wittgenstein; Ludwig Wittgenstein; Ludwig Wittgenstein; Ludwig Wittgenstein
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Henry McDowell
ISBN: 0674576136 9780674576131
OCLC Number: 231727479
Description: IX, 400 S
Contents: Part 1 Greek ethics: the role of Eudaimonia in Aristotle's ethics; some issues in Aristotle's moral psychology; virtue and reason. Part 2 Reason, value and reality: are moral requirements hypothetical imperatives?; might there be external reasons?; aesthetic value, objectivity, and the fabric of the world; values and secondary qualities; projection and truth in ethics; two sorts of naturalism; non-cognitivism and rule-following. Part 3 Issues in Wittgenstein: Wittgenstein on following a rule; meaning and intentionality in Wittgenstein's later philosophy; one strand in the private language argument; intentionality and interiority in Wittgenstein. Part 4 Mind and self: functionalism and anomalous monism; the content of perceptual experience; reductionism and the first person.
Responsibility: John McDowell.

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In a characteristic passage...[McDowell] is discussing knowledge, but the passage could stand at the head of almost any of the immensely influential essays collected in these two volumes. Reading Read more...

 
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