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Knowledge, Mind & the Given - Willem A. DeVries

Paperback Published: 1st June 2000
ISBN: 9780872205505
Number Of Pages: 320

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"This book serves three purposes, and it serves them very well. First, it patiently, accurately and comprehensively supplies the necessary information about the historical and contemporaneous ideas, views, problems and theories which constitute the conceptual setting for Sellars's theses and argumentation. Second, it provides a careful and lucid section-by-section interpretative explanation of Sellars's own principal views and claims and, crucially, undertakes to support them. And third, it offers its readers the beginnings of an engaged critical discussion of Sellars's critique of givenness and epistemological foundationalism. What is particularly impressive about this work is its marvelous clarity...a highly polished, accessible text..." -- Jay F Rosenberg, Taylor Grandy Professor of Philosophy, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

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"This book serves three purposes, and it serves them very well. First, it patiently, accurately and comprehensively supplies the necessary information about the historical and contemporaneous ideas, views, problems and theories which constitute the conceptual setting for Sellars's theses and argumentation. Second, it provides a careful and lucid section-by-section interpretative explanation of Sellars's own principal views and claims and, crucially, undertakes to support them. And third, it offers its readers the beginnings of an engaged critical discussion of Sellars's critique of givenness and epistemological foundationalism. What is particularly impressive about this work is its marvelous clarity... a highly polished, accessible text..." -- Jay F Rosenberg, Taylor Grandy Professor of Philosophy, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Preface: A Guide for the Perplexedp. xi
Introductionp. xv
EPM Part I: An Ambiguity in Sense-Datum Theoriesp. 1
EPM Part II: Another Language?p. 16
EPM Part III: The Logic of 'Looks'p. 19
EPM Part IV: Explaining Looksp. 34
EPM Part V: Impressions and Ideas: A Logical Pointp. 46
EPM Part VI: Impressions and Ideas: An Historical Pointp. 52
EPM Part VII: The Logic of 'Means'p. 59
EPM Part VIII: Does Empirical Knowledge Have a Foundation?p. 67
EPM Part IX: Science and Ordinary Usagep. 108
EPM Part X: Private Episodes: The Problemp. 117
EPM Part XI: Thoughts: The Classical Viewp. 123
EPM Part XII: Our Rylean Ancestorsp. 126
EPM Part XIII: Theories and Modelsp. 132
EPM Part XIV: Methodological versus Philosophical Behaviorismp. 136
EPM Part XV: The Logic of Private Episodes: Thoughtsp. 141
EPM Part XVI: The Logic of Private Episodes: Impressionsp. 158
Glossaryp. 179
Referencesp. 198
Wilfrid Sellarsp. 205
Empiricism and the Philosophy of Mind
Indexp. 277
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ISBN: 9780872205505
ISBN-10: 0872205509
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1st June 2000
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Co, Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.36

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