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As If Idealization and Ideals

Author: Kwame Anthony Appiah
Publisher: Cambridge Harvard University Press 2017
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Preface -- 1. Useful Untruths: Lessons from Hans Vaihinger -- 2. A Measure of Belief: Lessons from Frank Ramsey -- 3. Political Ideals: Lessons from John Rawls -- Notes -- Acknowledgments -- Index of Names
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kwame Anthony Appiah
ISBN: 9780674982178 0674982177 9780674975002 0674975006
OCLC Number: 1021206872
Description: 1 Online-Ressource (237 Seiten)

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Idealization is a basic feature of human thought. We proceed as if our representations were true, while knowing they are not. Kwame Anthony Appiah defends the centrality of the imagination in  Read more...

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Following his practice of producing short, concise, well-written, thoughtful books of interest to a broad audience, Appiah again raises important questions.--J. Gough"Choice" (02/01/2018) Kwame Read more...

 
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