By Kai Nielsen
Addressing the "end-of-philosophy" debate and the problem it provides to modern philosophy, this e-book attracts on Wittgenstein, Quine, Davidson, Habermas and Foucault, between others. It develops the consequences of Richard Rorty's arguments specifically and offers a reaction: the advance of a holistic, anti-foundationalist account of philosophy that engages severe idea and huge reflective equilibrium in carving out a good position for a brand new form of philosophy.
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We will, if we are interested, try to command a clear view of how knowledge of God is possible, but we will turn aside all questions concerning whether or not it is possible. " This is an eviscerated epistemology or, better still, it is no epistemology at all. If we try to so naturalize epistemology and take as paradigmatic of what epistemology should be certain work in cognitive psychology or Chomsky's complicated investigations into the kind of knowledge that native speakers have of their own grammar, we have drastically changed the subject matter of epistemology.
And where else would these practices be but in the world? Nothing else is even intelligible. Still, there is no wordworld relationship in my assertion (or present to my assertion) in which there is a getting dark that is just there requiring a certain lingustic representation determined by the state of affairs itself. Commonsense realism is one thing; Platonic realism or metaphysical realism is another. The latter doctrines, if not just pedantic ways of stating commonsense realism, are very contentious doctrines of unsure coherence.
Moreover, it is not such that we could just sit back and examine the conceptual foundations of quantum theory or capitalism without examining them empirically and in detail. It is also striking that in the natural science cases it is scientists fully engaged in science itself who, in the course of doing science, sometimes make remarks that have a conceptual side. ~~~tE~L The Tradition in Retreat 49 foundations" (whatever that is) of an already worked-out theory. The philosopher does not rush in as the overseer here or even as the underlaborer who, by conceptual analysis, clarifies what was unclear to the scientists.