Antifoundationalism Old and New by Tom Rockmore, Beth J Singer

By Tom Rockmore, Beth J Singer

The controversy over foundationalism, the perspective that there exists a few safe beginning upon which to construct a method of wisdom, seems to were resolved and the antifoundationalists have at the very least briefly prevailed. From a firmly historic technique, the e-book strains the foundationalism/antifoundationalism controversy within the paintings of many very important figures—Animaxander, Aristotle and Plato, Augustine, Descartes, Hegel and Nietzsche, Habermas and Chisholm, and others—throughout the background of philosophy. The members, Joseph Margolis, Ronald Polansky, Gary Calore, Fred and Emily Michael, William Wurzer, Charlene Haddock Siegfried, Sandra B. Rosenthal, Kathleen Wallace, and the editors current good the variety, curiosity, and roots of antifoundationalism.

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206 in the German pagination); cf. pp. 43-44 (pp. 22-23 in the German pagination). The Limits of Metaphysics 39 41. See Edmund Husserl, CartesianMeditations, trans. Dorion Cairns (The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, 1960), Introduction and First Meditation. I have benefited here from the account in Charles B. Guignon, Heidegger and the Problemof Knowledge(Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing, 1983), chap. 2. 42. Heidegger, Being and Time, pp. 40, 41 (pp. 18, 19 in the German pagination). 43. , p. 42 (p. 20 in the German pagination).

Derridaand Differance (Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 1988). 19. P. F. Strawson, "On Referring," Mind 59 (1950); Bertrand Russell, "On Denoting," Mind 14 (1905). 20. For a useful overview cast in the style of analytic philosophy, see Keith Lehrer, Knouiledge(Oxford: Clarendon, 1974), particularly chap. 4. 21. These terms have become general coin largely through the work of Hilary Putnam. To draw on them here is not, however, to endorse Putnam's own solution of the "internalist" question.

These terms have become general coin largely through the work of Hilary Putnam. To draw on them here is not, however, to endorse Putnam's own solution of the "internalist" question. See Hilary Putnam, Reason, Truth and History (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1981), chap. 3. The pith of his distinction is conveniently summarized and some- JOSEPH MARGOLIS what refined in Representationand Reality (Cambridge: MIT Press, 1988), chap. 7. 22. This explains the rationale for Richard Rorty's now notorious attack on the presumptions of (canonical) philosophy: they are all, he believes, committed to some form or other of transparency, even if not (for instance, as in Aristotle) to some form or other of correspondence.

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