Philosophy in Mediis Rebus
Abstract:Philosophy should begin in the middle of things. I distinguish two ways in which I think that philosophy should begin in the middle of things, and then I describe the two dominant approaches to analytic philosophy today: scientific pragmatism and conceptual analysis (or, more broadly, “a priorism”). After giving reasons for dissatisfaction with both of these dominant approaches, I set out my own view – Practical Realism – and argue for the merits of its methodological and metaphysical components.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Department of Philosophy, University of Massachusetts,Amherst, MA 01003-9269, USA
Publication date: 2001-07-01