An Introduction to Metaphilosophy

An Introduction to Metaphilosophy
Title An Introduction to Metaphilosophy PDF eBook
Author Søren Overgaard
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Total Pages 249
Release 2013-03-07
Genre Philosophy
ISBN 0521193419

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A clear and comprehensive introduction to what philosophy is, how it should be done and why we should do it.

Metaphilosophy

Metaphilosophy
Title Metaphilosophy PDF eBook
Author Henri Lefebvre
Publisher Verso Books
Total Pages 384
Release 2016-07-12
Genre Philosophy
ISBN 1784782750

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Leading French thinker with his key work on philosophical thought In Metaphilosophy, Henri Lefebvre works through the implications of Marx’s revolutionary thought to consider philosophy’s engagement with the world. Lefebvre takes Marx’s notion of the “world becoming philosophical and philosophy becoming worldly” as a leitmotif, examining the relation between Hegelian–Marxist supersession and Nietzschean overcoming. Metaphilosophy is conceived of as a transformation of philosophy, developing it into a programme of radical worldwide change. The book demonstrates Lefebvre’s threefold debt to Hegel, Marx and Nietzsche, but it also brings a number of other figures into the conversation, including Sartre, Heidegger and Axelos. A key text in Lefebvre’s oeuvre, Metaphilosophy is also a milestone in contemporary thinking about philosophy’s relation to the world.

Wittgenstein's Metaphilosophy

Wittgenstein's Metaphilosophy
Title Wittgenstein's Metaphilosophy PDF eBook
Author Paul Horwich
Publisher Oxford University Press
Total Pages 242
Release 2012-12-13
Genre Philosophy
ISBN 0199588872

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Paul Horwich presents a bold new interpretation of Wittgenstein's later work. He argues that it is Wittgenstein's radically anti-theoretical metaphilosophy - and not his identification of the meaning of a word with its use - that underpins his discussions of specific issues concerning language, the mind, mathematics, knowledge, art, and religion.

An Introduction to Metaphilosophy

An Introduction to Metaphilosophy
Title An Introduction to Metaphilosophy PDF eBook
Author Søren Overgaard
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Total Pages 249
Release 2013-03-07
Genre Philosophy
ISBN 1107310482

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What is philosophy? How should we do it? Why should we bother to? These are the kinds of questions addressed by metaphilosophy - the philosophical study of the nature of philosophy itself. Students of philosophy today are faced with a confusing and daunting array of philosophical methods, approaches and styles and also deep divisions such as the notorious rift between analytic and Continental philosophy. This book takes readers through a full range of approaches - analytic versus Continental, scientistic versus humanistic, 'pure' versus applied - enabling them to locate and understand these different ways of doing philosophy. Clearly and accessibly written, it will stimulate reflection on philosophical practice and will be invaluable for students of philosophy and other philosophically inclined readers.

Metaphilosophy, an Introduction

Metaphilosophy, an Introduction
Title Metaphilosophy, an Introduction PDF eBook
Author Jerry H. Gill
Publisher Washington, D.C. : University Press of America
Total Pages 108
Release 1982
Genre Philosophy
ISBN

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An Introduction to the Philosophy of Mathematics

An Introduction to the Philosophy of Mathematics
Title An Introduction to the Philosophy of Mathematics PDF eBook
Author Mark Colyvan
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Total Pages 199
Release 2012-06-14
Genre Mathematics
ISBN 0521826020

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A fascinating journey through intriguing mathematical and philosophical territory - a lively introduction to this contemporary topic.

Bergson and Philosophy

Bergson and Philosophy
Title Bergson and Philosophy PDF eBook
Author John Mullarkey
Publisher
Total Pages 206
Release 1999
Genre Philosophy
ISBN 9780748609574

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Various schools of philosophy have tried to position the thought of Henri Bergson over the last eighty years. In France he has been regarded primarily as an early form of phenomenologist, in the United States and Britain he is still regarded as a vitalist philosopher. This introductory study looks instead at Bergson's use of philosophical form itself and aims to dispel the view that Bergson ever stuck to one type of philosophy at all, be it vitalism or phenomenology. The claim of any one form of thought to the title of 'first philosophy' is challenged by the idea of a Bergsonian metaphilosophy which states that, in a universe with no static foundations, there can never be first philosophies. In other words, if everything is changing, then this must be no less true of philosophy. In pursuit of this approach, John Mullarkey explores each of Bergson's seven major works from a metaphilosophical perspective. Taking each book in chronological order of publication, the first four chapters are devoted to examining one of Bergson's works against the background of current debate within its respective field - the metaphysics of space and time, the philosophy of mind, the philosophy of biology, and sociobiology. The remaining four chapters take a problem-based approach examining the role of ethics, ontology, methodology and metaphilosophy in Bergson's thought. This book is an important and lucid reassessment of an influential philosopher which sets his work in philosophical contexts appropriate to his thought.Key Features* Covers all major aspects of Bergson's thought and all his philosophical writings.* Places Bergson's work in its proper philosophical context between Continental and Analytical traditions.* Relates Bergson's ideas to contemporary philosophical debate, showingthe importance of his work to Thomas Nagel, Gilles Deleuze, Emmanuel Levinas, philosophy of mind, biology and ethics.* Written in a clear style which assumes no prior knowledge of