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Relativism in Contemporary American Philosophy: Macintyre, Putnam, and Rorty


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August 2006

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

This is a much-needed critical study of epistemological relativism in contemporary American philosophy, with special refence to the views of Alasdair MacIntyre, Hilary Putnam and Richard Rorty.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Chapter 1: Epistemological Relativism (ER) Articulated; Chapter 2: Recent Attempts to Generate a Non-problematic ER; Chapter 3: Relativistic Tensions in Maclntyre's Epistemology; Chapter 4: Relativistic Tensions in Putnam's Epistemology; Chapter 5: Relativistic Tensions in Rorty's Epistemology; Chapter 6: Towards an ER-free Epistemology; Bibliography; Index.

Portrait

Timothy M. Mosteller (Ph.D. University of Miami) teaches philosophy at Biola University, La Mirada, CA.

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'Timothy Mosteller both addresses the issue of relativism - a basic issue in epistemology - and endeavors to sort out the morass of discussions of the issue by the three prominent contemporary philosophers, Alasdair MacIntyre, Hilary Putnam, and Richard Rorty ... Mosteller's [work] takes on a hermeneutical task of immense ambition, as well as an analytical task central to epistemology ... It sheds new light on epistemological relativism ... It both clarifies the role (or non-role) of relativism in the work of those three philosophers, and contributes to the overall understanding and assessment of their broader philosophical contributions.' Harvey Siegel, Professor of Philosophy, University of Miami
EAN: 9780826486363
ISBN: 0826486363
Untertitel: 'Continuum Studies in American'. New. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: BLOOMSBURY ACADEMIC UK
Erscheinungsdatum: August 2006
Seitenanzahl: 200 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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