Having the World in View

Having the World in View : Essays on Kant, Hegel, and Sellars

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A crucial moment came in the developing split between Anglo-American and continental European philosophers when G. E. Moore and Bertrand Russell rebelled against the "Hegelianism" of their teachers and inaugurated the tradition of "analytic" philosophy. In this new book, John McDowell builds on his much discussed "Mind and World" - one of the most highly regarded books in contemporary philosophy. McDowell, who has long commanded attention for his fresh approach to issues in contemporary epistemology, philosophy of language, and philosophy of mind, shocked some mainstream analytic philosophers in "Mind and World" by drawing inspiration not only from analytic philosophers but also from continental philosophers, most notably Hegel.McDowell argues that the roots of some problems plaguing contemporary philosophy can be found in issues that were first discerned by Kant, and that the best way to get a handle on them is to follow those issues as they are reshaped in the writings of Hegel and Sellars.
"Having the World in View" will be a decisive further step toward healing the divisions in contemporary philosophy, by showing how central methods of the two traditions remain deeply entangled and by revealing how philosophers in both camps might still learn from each other.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 304 pages
  • 155 x 235 x 25.4mm | 598.74g
  • Cambridge, Mass, United States
  • English
  • 0674031652
  • 9780674031654
  • 757,506

Table of contents

I. Having the World in View: Sellars, Kant, and Intentionality * Sellars on Perceptual Experience * The Logical Form of an Intuition * Intentionality as a Relation II. Kantian Themes in Hegel and Sellars * Hegel's Idealism as a Radicalization of Kant * Self-Determining Subjectivity and External Constraint * Sensory Consciousness in Kant and Sellars * Conceptual Capacities in Perception III. Reading Hegel * The Apperceptive I and the Empirical Self: Towards a Heterodox Reading of "Lordship and Bondage" in Hegel's Phenomenology * Towards a Reading of Hegel on Action in the "Reason" Chapter of the Phenomenology * On Pippin's Postscript IV. Sellarsian Themes * The Constitutive Ideal of Rationality: Davidson and Sellars * Why is Sellars's Essay Called "Empiricism and the Philosophy of Mind"? * Sellars's Thomism * Avoiding the Myth of the Given * Bibliography * Credits * Index
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McDowell offers provocative and illuminating accounts of [Aristotle, Aquinas, Kant, and Hegel] and other philosophers, and their relationship to the philosophical tradition.--John Schwenkler"Commonweal" (02/12/2010) The volume offers a sample of philosophical work of the finest quality.--Stelios Virvidakis"Teorema" (11/01/2010) As rich in ideas as philosophy today ever is. I know of no contemporary philosopher whose work repays as handsomely careful and repeated study, no philosopher more likely to shed original and yet fundamentally revealing light on a difficult subject, no philosopher whose 'philosophical ear' or 'philosophical sense' is more worthy of respect.--Tim Thornton"The Philosophers Magazine" (08/12/2009)
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About John McDowell

John McDowell is University Professor of Philosophy at the University of Pittsburgh.
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