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By J.-M. Kuczynski

ISBN-10: 1533218013

ISBN-13: 9781533218018

Philosophy is the technological know-how of the technological know-how and for that reason the research of the assumptions underlying empirical inquiry. provided that those assumptions can't in all likelihood be tested or maybe pointed out at the foundation of empirical facts, it follows that philosophy is a non-empirical self-discipline. And on condition that our linguistic and cultural practices can't most likely be tested or perhaps pointed out other than at the foundation of empirical information, it follows that philosophical questions should not linguistic questions and don't another way difficulty our conventions or our cultural practices. This includes that philosophical truths will not be tautologous or in a different way trivial. It additionally includes that empiricism is fake and, for this reason, that Platonism is right. Given a transparent realizing of why Platonism is true and of what this suggests, a few shibboleths of latest analytic philosophy are swiftly demolished and are not any much less swiftly changed with independently corroborated and intuitively believable choices. New solutions are given to age-old questions touching on medical rationalization, causal and logical dependence, linguistic that means, own id, the constitution of the psyche, and the character of non-public accountability. current solutions to those query are completely thought of and duly prolonged, converted, or changed. each technical time period is outlined; each philosophy-specific suggestion is defined; and the positions defended are in line with common-sense, as far as their being in step with the correct information permits them to be. for that reason, this publication is intelligible to philosophically minded laymen. while, it's applicable for complex students, provided that it defends unique viewpoints and given additionally that, although it discusses previous viewpoints, it does so in new methods. since it is obviously written, it really is intelligible to neophytes; however it isn't really an introductory textual content and it's not a textbook. There are appendices: the 1st, an intensive exposition of the rudiments of formal common sense, in addition to the conceptual underpinnings of that self-discipline; the second one, a definition and analytic dialogue of every technical time period that happens within the text.

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