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Objectivity and the parochial

Author: Charles Travis
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author presents a set of essays, each working on the paradox of objectivity. The author's analysis centers on the idea of the parochial : features of our thought which need not belong to all thought. Thought must be about a world independent of us. But thinking takes capacities for thought, which inevitably shape thought's objects. What would count as something being green is fixed by what we, who have being  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Travis
ISBN: 9780199596218 0199596212
OCLC Number: 653082469
Description: 361 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: What laws of logic say --
Frege's target --
The twilight of empiricism --
Psychologism --
Morally alien thought --
To represent as so --
The proposition's progress --
Truth and merit --
The shape of the conceptual --
Thought's social nature --
Faust's way.
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Charles Travis investigates a central problem in philosophy, one of the most puzzling. Thought must be about a world independent of us. But our capacities for thought shape thought's objects. So it  Read more...

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Traviss Objectivity and the Parochial is a collection of eleven previously published essays with a new introduction. The volume is philosophically generous, covering numerous themes including, but Read more...

 
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