The Need for Interpretation

The Need for Interpretation : Contemporary Conceptions of the Philosopher's Task

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The Need for Interpretation expresses the growing reaction within the ranks of analytically-trained philosophers against the professed aims of current Anglo-American philosophy. The contributors challenge received dogmas on different philosophical topics, covering central issues from both Anglo-American and Continental traditions. Written in non-sectarian language for non-specialists, students and professional philosophers, these reflections of philosophy concern not only how it is done, but how it ought to be done
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  • Hardback | 182 pages
  • 155.96 x 233.93 x 12.7mm | 454g
  • Bloomsbury Academic
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 147250562X
  • 9781472505620

Table of contents

1. The Role of Philosophy in the Human Sciences, David Kirsh (University of California, San Diego, USA)
2. Creation and Discovery: Wittgenstein on Conceptual Change, Christopher M. Leich (Georgetown University, USA)
3. Post-structuralism, Empiricism and Interpretation, Sollace Mitchell
4. Critical Theory: Between Ideology and Philosophy, Michael Rosen (Harvard University, USA)
5. The Prescription is Description: Wittgenstein's View of the Human Sciences, Theodore R. Schatzki (University of Kentucky, USA)
6. The Significance of Significance: the Case of Cognitive Psychology, Charles Taylor (McGill University, USA)
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About Sollace Mitchell

Sollace Mitchell

Michael Rosen is Professor of Government at Harvard University, USA.
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