An Introduction to Metaphilosophy
- Søren Overgaard, University of Copenhagen
- Paul Gilbert, University of Hull
- Stephen Burwood, University of Hull
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.Read more
- Examines a wide range of metaphilosophical theories
- Stimulates reflection on philosophical practice
- Engages the reader in the practice of philosophy while reading
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- Date Published: February 2013
- format: Adobe eBook Reader
- isbn: 9781107302068
- availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction: what good is metaphilosophy?
2. What is philosophy?
3. Philosophy, science and the humanities
4. The data of philosophy
5. Analytic and continental philosophy
6. Philosophy and the pursuit of truth
7. What is good philosophy?
8. What good is philosophy?
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