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    DescriptionRobert B. Brandom is one of the most original philosophers of our day, whose book "Making it Explicit" covered and extended a vast of topics in metaphysics, epistemology, and philosophy of language - the very core of analytic philosophy. This new book provides an introduction to the complex system that "Making it Explicit" mapped out. A tour of the earliest book's large ideas and relevant details, this text offers an easy entry into two of the main themes of Brandom's work: the idea that the semantic content of a sentence is determined by the norms governing inferences to and from it, and the idea that the distinctive function of logical vocabulary is to let us make our tacit inferential commitments explicit. Brandom's work, making the move from representationalism to inferentialism, constitutes a near-Copernican shift in the philosophy of language - and the most important single development in the field in recent decades. This book puts this accomplishment within reach of non-philosophers who want to understand the state of the foundations of semantics.


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    Title
    Articulating Reasons
    Subtitle
    An Introduction to Inferentialism
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robert B. Brandom
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 17 mm
    Weight: 286 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780674006928
    ISBN 10: 0674006925
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    Edition statement
    Revised.
    Publisher
    HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    15 October 2001
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge, Mass
    Author Information
    Robert B. Brandom is Distinguished Professor in the Department of Philosophy, University of Pittsburgh.
    Review quote
    "Displaying a sovereign command of the intricate discussion in the analytic philosophy of language, Brandom manages successfully to carry out a program within the philosophy of language that has already been sketched by others, without losing sight of the vision inspiring the enterprise in the important details of his investigation... Using the tools of a complex theory of language, Brandom succeeds in describing convincingly the practices in which the reason and autonomy of subjects capable of speech and action are expressed." - Jurgen Habermas
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    ROBERT B. BRANDOM is one of the most original philosophers of our day, whose book Making It Explicit covered and extended a vast range of topics in metaphysics, epistemology, and philosophy of language -- the very core of analytic philosophy. This new work provides an approachable introduction to the complex system that Making It Explicit mapped out. A tour of the earlier book's large ideas and relevant details, Articulating Reasons offers an easy entry into two of the main themes of Brandom's work: the idea that the semantic content of a sentence is determined by the norms governing inferences to and from it, and the idea that the distinctive function of logical vocabulary is to let us make our tacit inferential commitments explicit.Brandom's work, making the move from representationalism to inferentialism, constitutes a near-Copernican shift in the philosophy of language -- and the most important single development in the field in recent decades. Articulating Reasons puts this accomplishment within reach of nonphilosophers who want to understand the state of the foundations of semantics.
    Table of contents
    Introduction 1. Semantic Inferentialism and Logical Expressivism 2. Action, Norms, and Practical Reasoning 3. Insights and Blindspots of Reliabilism 4. What Are Singular Terms, and Why Are There Any? 5. A Social Route from Reasoning to Representing 6. Objectivity and the Normative Fine Structure of Rationality Notes Index