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Philosophy and the mirror of nature

Author: Richard Rorty
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©1979.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Rorty
ISBN: 0691072361 9780691072364 0691020167 9780691020167
OCLC Number: 5886457
Description: xv, 401 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Chapter I. The invention of the mind : Criteria of the mental --
The functional, the phenomenal, and the immaterial --
The diversity of mind-body problems --
Mind as the grasp of universals --
Ability to exist separately from teh body --
Dualism and "mind-stuff" --
Chapter II. Persons without minds : The Antipodeans --
Phenomenal properties --
Incorrigibility and raw feels --
Behaviorism --
Skepticism about other minds --
Materialism without mind-body identity --
Epistemology and the "philosophy of mind" --
Chapter III. The idea of a "Theory of Knowledge" : Epistemology and philosophy's self-image --
Locke's confussion of explination with justification --
Kant's confusion of prediction with synthesis --
Knowledge as needing "foundations" --
Chapter IV. Privileged Representations: Apodictic Truth, Privileged representations, and analytic philosophy --
Epistemological behaviorism --
Pre-linguistical awareness --
The "idea" idea --
Epistemological behaviorism, psychological behaviorism, and language --
Chapter V. Epistemology and Empirical Psychology: Suspicions about psychology --
The unnaturalness of epistemology --
Psychological states as genuine explinations --
Psychological states as representations --
Chapter VI. Epistemology and Philosophy of Language: Pure and impure philosophy of language --
What were our ancestors talking about? --
Idealism --
Reference --
Truth without mirrors --
Truth, goodness, and relativism --
Chapter VII. From Epistemology to Hermeneutics: Commensuration and conversation --
Kuhn and incommensurability --
Objectivity as correspondence and as agreement --
Spirit and nature --
Chapter VIII Philosophy without mirrors: Hermeneutics and edification --
Systematic philosophy and edifying philosophy --
Edification, relativism, and objective truth --
Edification and naturalism --
Philosophy in the conversation of mankind.
Responsibility: Richard Rorty.
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