The Rediscovery of Common Sense Philosophy

2007. Buch. xvi, 237 S.: Bibliographien. Hardcover
Palgrave Macmillan ISBN 978-0-230-00246-3
Format (B x L): 14 x 21,6 cm
Gewicht: 450 g
In englischer Sprache
This book is a defence of the philosophy of common sense in the spirit of Thomas Reid and G.E. Moore, drawing on the work of Aristotle, evolutionary biology and psychology, and historical studies on the origins of early modern philosophy. It defines and explores common sense beliefs, and defends them from challenges from prominent philosophers.
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The first ever full account of the meta-philosophy of commonsense, drawing on Aristotle, Ryle, Moore, Reid, Austin and Grice Highly controversial position - the work challenges a vast number of long-held views, from Kant to Churchland, through recourse to evolutionary psychology Witty, eloquent style - this is a book which a general reader could engage with