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  • Moore and Wittgenstein on Certainty

    By Avrum Stroll

    Our Price: $145.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780195084887
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
    • Published: February 1994
  • Philosophy Made Simple (Second Edition)

    By Richard H. Popkin

    Our Price: $16.00
    • Format: Oversize Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780385425339
    • Publisher: Made Simple Books
    • Published: July 1993
  • Sketches of Landscapes: Philosophy by Example

    By Avrum Stroll

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780262193917
    • Publisher: The MIT Press
    • Published: December 1997
    Avrum Stroll accepts the ancient tradition that one of the tasks of philosophy is togive an accurate account of the world's features, both animate and inanimate. But, he contends,because these features are inexhaustibly complex, no single theory or conceptual model can provide acomplete account. Stroll's approach is piecemeal and example-oriented. In stressing the importanceof examples, his work runs counter to one of the most powerful and seductive ways of thinking aboutthe world--the Platonic tradition, which denigrates examples in the search for qualities oressences. Stroll favors pluralism, on the ground that this is how the world is.The "landscapes" ofthe title refers to various conceptual landscapes. Using the methodological approach he callsphilosophy by example, the author discusses seven major problems of epistemology, metaphysics, andthe philosophy of language: skepticism, direct reference theories and natural kinds, therelationship between the microscopic and macroscopic, the logic of examples, direct reference andfiction, holistic theories of meaning, and direct versus indirect realism in perception. It is theauthor's method that binds together the different topics, but the method is not the message. Whatmatters are the substantive results. His unique analyses reveal new understandings of some difficultproblems.
  • Twentieth-Century Analytic Philosophy

    By Avrum Stroll

    Our Price: $10.25
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780231112215
    • Publisher: Columbia University Press
    • Published: September 2001

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