Tom Rockmore, Beth J Singer's Antifoundationalism Old and New PDF

By Tom Rockmore, Beth J Singer

ISBN-10: 0877228817

ISBN-13: 9780877228813

ISBN-10: 1439900930

ISBN-13: 9781439900932

The controversy over foundationalism, the point of view that there exists a few safe beginning upon which to construct a method of wisdom, looks to were resolved and the antifoundationalists have at the very least briefly prevailed. From a firmly ancient method, the publication strains the foundationalism/antifoundationalism controversy within the paintings of many vital figures—Animaxander, Aristotle and Plato, Augustine, Descartes, Hegel and Nietzsche, Habermas and Chisholm, and others—throughout the heritage of philosophy. The individuals, Joseph Margolis, Ronald Polansky, Gary Calore, Fred and Emily Michael, William Wurzer, Charlene Haddock Siegfried, Sandra B. Rosenthal, Kathleen Wallace, and the editors current good the variety, curiosity, and roots of antifoundationalism.

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See Richard Rorty, Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1979). 23. See Aristotle, De Anima, bk. III, chaps. 4-8. 24. On the concept "system," see Joseph Margolis, Science without Unity: Reconcilingthe Human and Natural Sciences(Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1987), pp. 433-34· 25. Rene Descartes, "Meditations on First Philosophy," Meditation I, in E. S. Haldane and G. R. T. , PhilosophicalWorks of Descartes, vol. 1 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1931), p.

Where this is the case, the soul or city seems healthy and well ordered. But because of the fact that the highest part of the soul or city has two functions, ruling and seeking knowledge, money love and honor love may Foundationalismin Plato? 47 subserve the pursuit of wisdom (philosophy) as well as the good ordering of the soul or city. The desire of wisdom to which love of money and honor are subordinated. might seem nearly as infinite or insatiable as those seemed to Thrasymachus. This is the case because humans all lack complete wisdom, Nonetheless, the situation with knowledge is quite different from that with money and honor.

Also pp. 244-45 (pp. 200--201 in the German pagination). 45. Cf. , sec. 13. 46. , p. 89 (p. 60 in the German pagination). 47. See Donald Davidson, "On the 'very Idea of a Conceptual Scheme," Inquiries into Truth and Interpretation (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1984). inded "Continental" thinkers. But here the linkage is plausible. 48. , Rationalityand Relativism (Cambridge: MIT Press, 1982). 49. On Davidson's view, see, further, Joseph Margolis, Pragmatism without Foundations:ReconcilingRealismand Relativism (Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1986), pp.

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