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Language, Logic and Epistemology

A Modal-Realist Approach

Authors: Norris, C.

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Norris presents a series of closely linked chapters on recent developments in epistemology, philosophy of language, cognitive science, literary theory, musicology and other related fields. While to this extent adopting an interdisciplinary approach, Norris also very forcefully challenges the view that the academic 'disciplines' as we know them are so many artificial constructs of recent date and with no further role than to prop up existing divisions of intellectual labour. He makes his case through some exceptionally acute revisionist readings of diverse thinkers such as Derrida, Paul de Man, Wittgenstein, Chomsky, Michael Dummett and John McDowell. In each instance Norris stresses the value of bringing various trans-disciplinary perspectives to bear while none-the-less maintaining adequate standards of area-specific relevance and method. Most importantly he asserts the central role of recent developments in cognitive science as pointing a way beyond certain otherwise intractable problems in philosophy of mind and language.

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CHRISTOPHER NORRIS is Distinguished Research Professor in Philosophy at Cardiff University and has also held visiting posts in California (Berkeley), USA, The City University of New York Graduate Centre, USA and the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain. He is the author of more than twenty books to date on various aspects of philosophy and critical theory.

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'Norris... presents an impressive depth, resuscitating Derrida as a logician, tackling Wittgenstein's anti-realist leanings and investigating the attempts of analytic philosophy to find a middle way between realism and its opponents.' - The Times Literary Supplement


Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Language, Logic and Epistemology
Book Subtitle
A Modal-Realist Approach
Authors
Copyright
2004
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-51236-8
DOI
10.1057/9780230512368
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-2165-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-51546-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 270
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