The Impulse to Philosophise
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BeschreibungWhat impulses lead us to ask philosophical questions and pursue philosophical enquiry? In a series of stimulating essays fourteen distinguished thinkers examine philosophy and their own engagement with it. Titles such as "How philosophers (who lose their faith) redefine their subject," "Philosophical plumbing," "Putting into order what we already know" and "Is philosophy a 'theory of everything'?" indicate the range of topics and the lively and provocative ways in which they are tackled.
InhaltsverzeichnisThe Examined Life re-examined; Trouble with Leprechauns; On Why Philosophers Redefine their Subject; Some Philosophers I have not Known; The Roots of Philosophy; Re-engaging with Real Arguments; Can Philosophy speak about Life?; Congenital Transcendentalism and the loneliness which is the truth about things; Philosophical Plumbing; Beyond Representation; Scenes from my Childhood; Metaphysics and Music; Philosophy and the Cult of Irrationalisation.
Untertitel: 'Royal Institute of Philosophy'. New. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 1993
Seitenanzahl: 248 Seiten