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The philosophy of philosophy

Author: Timothy Williamson
Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2007.
Series: Blackwell/Brown lectures in philosophy, 2.
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Based on public lectures given by Timothy Williamson, this book proposes a theory on the nature and methodology of philosophy and rejects the ideology of the 'linguistic turn', one of the most distinctive trends of the 20th century.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Williamson, Timothy.
Philosophy of philosophy.
Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2007
(OCoLC)636976819
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy Williamson
ISBN: 9781405133968 1405133961 9781405133975 140513397X
OCLC Number: 132681444
Description: xiv, 332 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: The linguistic turn and the conceptual turn --
Taking philosophical questions at face value --
Metaphysical conceptions of analyticity --
Epistemological conceptions of analyticity --
Knowledge of metaphysical modality --
Thought experiments --
Evidence in philosophy --
Knowledge maximization --
Afterword: Must do better --
Appendix 1: Modal logic within counterfactual logic --
Appendix 2: Counterfactual donkeys.
Series Title: Blackwell/Brown lectures in philosophy, 2.
Responsibility: Timothy Williamson.
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The second volume in the Blackwell Brown Lectures in Philosophy , this volume offers an original and provocative take on the nature and methodology of philosophy.  Read more...

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"Worthwhile reading ... for anyone reckoning him or herself to be part of the analytic tradition. Superb in coming to grips with one's methodological self-understanding." Metapsychology

 
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