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Timothy Williamson 
The Philosophy of Philosophy 

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The second volume in the Blackwell Brown Lectures in Philosophy, this volume offers an original and provocative takeon the nature and methodology of philosophy.

* Based on public lectures at Brown University, given by thepre-eminent philosopher, Timothy Williamson
* Rejects the ideology of the ‘linguistic turn’, the mostdistinctive trend of 20th century philosophy
* Explains the method of philosophy as a development fromnon-philosophical ways of thinking
* Suggests new ways of understanding what contemporary and pastphilosophers are doing
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Table of Content

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

1. The Linguistic Turn and the Conceptual Turn.

2. Taking Philosophical Questions at Face Value.

3. Metaphysical Conceptions of Analyticity.

4. Epistemological Conceptions of Analyticity.

5. Knowledge of Metaphysical Modality.

6. Thought Experiments.

7. Evidence in Philosophy.

8. Knowledge Maximization.

Afterword. Must Do Better.

Appendix 1. Modal Logic within Counterfactual Logic.

Appendix 2. Counterfactual Donkeys.

Bibliography.

Index

About the author

Timothy Williamson is Wykeham Professor of Logic at the University of Oxford, a Fellow of the British Academy, and a foreign honorary member of the American Academy of Arts. Williamson is the author of Identity and Discrimination (1990), Vagueness (1996), Knowledge and its Limits (2000) and numerous articles on logic, philosophy of language, epistemology, and metaphysics.
Language English ● Format PDF ● Pages 352 ● ISBN 9780470695913 ● File size 1.4 MB ● Publisher John Wiley & Sons ● Published 2008 ● Downloadable 24 months ● Currency EUR ● ID 2322755 ● Copy protection Adobe DRM
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