An Introduction to Metaphilosophy

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An Introduction to Metaphilosophy

By Søren Overgaard; Paul Gilbert; Stephen Burwood

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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.

Subject: Social Sciences -> Philosophy -> General

An Introduction to Metaphilosophy
1st edition
Publisher: Cambridge University Press 3/7/13
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Language: English

ISBN 10: 1107300975
ISBN 13: 9781107300972
Print ISBN: 9780521193412

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