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Practical Tortoise Raising By Simon Blackburn (University of Cambridge and University of North Carolina)

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Simon Blackburn presents a selection of his philosophical essays from 1995 to 2010. He offers engaging and illuminating discussions of a wide range of topics, including moral philosophy, the theory of meaning, pragmatism, and the theory of reason and reasoning.

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Practical Tortoise Raising: and other philosophical essays by Simon Blackburn (University of Cambridge and University of North Carolina)

Simon Blackburn presents a selection of his philosophical essays from 1995 to 2010. He offers engaging and illuminating discussions of various problems which arise when such familiar notions as representation, truth, reason, and assertion are applied in the sphere of practical thought. It is puzzling how our thinking gets to grip with such things as values and norms. Blackburn explores how we can try to understand what we say in terms of what we are doing when we say it. He investigates how propositions interact with linguistic expressions whose primary function is identified in terms of actions performed in expressing commitments with them, when those commitments are thought of in practical rather than descriptive terms. He broadens his investigation from semantic questions to wider issues of pluralism, pragmatism, philosophy of mind, and the nature of practical reasoning.

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Review from previous edition eloquent and illuminating * Times Higher Education *

About Simon Blackburn (University of Cambridge and University of North Carolina)


Simon Blackburn is Distinguished Research Professor of Philosophy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge.

Table of Contents


I. LANGUAGE AND EPISTEMOLOGY; II. PRACTICAL PHILOSOPHY AND ETHICS

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Practical Tortoise Raising: and other philosophical essays by Simon Blackburn (University of Cambridge and University of North Carolina)
Simon Blackburn (University of Cambridge and University of North Carolina)
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
2012-10-01
350
0199661766
9780199661763
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