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Philosophy Inside Out

Kitcher Philip

in Preludes to Pragmatism

Published in print November 2012 | ISBN: 9780199899555
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199980154 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199899555.003.0010
Philosophy Inside Out

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This chapter develops the reconstructionist demand more globally. Its negative thrust challenges philosophers to reflect on the problems and projects they pursue: could they cogently explain how the questions they address admit potentially justifiable answers that can reasonably be expected to accumulate into a body of information according with the standards of well-ordered inquiry? More positively, the chapter outlines a history of philosophy and of philosophical problems.

Keywords: history; philosophy; philosophical problems

Chapter.  5820 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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