The Problem of Naturalism : Analytic Perspectives, Continental Virtues
The Problem of Naturalism: Analytic and Continental Perspectives, investigates how the term naturalism is defined and applied in the philosophic secondary literature from two often competing perspectives: analytic and Continental. The book offers its own justification and explication for naturalism by arguing that naturalism is best thought of as an attitude and not as a methodological or substantive position.
- Hardback | 146 pages
- 156 x 235 x 16mm | 339.99g
- 09 May 2013
- Lexington Books
- Lanham, MD, United States
Table of contents
Introduction Chapter One: What is Naturalism? Chapter Two: Methodological Naturalism Chapter Three: Substance Naturalism Chapter Four: Varieties of Naturalism: Ontological Naturalism Chapter Five: Varieties of Naturalism: Epistemological Naturalism Chapter Six: Varieties of Naturalism: Ethical Naturalism Conclusion Endnotes Bibliography
Blending analytic and continental traditions, Brian Lightbody offers a wonderfully clear and comprehensive exploration of the struggle to be thoroughly naturalistic. While extolling the attitudes of naturalistic philosophers who dare to unearth metaphysical assumptions in others, Lightbody warns us of the more difficult task: to ferret out our own ideological baggage, to be mindful, especially, of the circularity inherent in the knower and the known. -- Malcolm Murray, University of Prince Edward Island
About Brian Lightbody
Brian Lightbody is associate professor of philosophy at Brock University in Ontario, Canada. He is the author of Philosophical Genealogy and co-editor of The Logic of Incarnation. He has authored numerous articles and book chapters on such thinkers as: Nietzsche, Foucault, Haack and Marcuse.