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Language, Logic and Epistemology: A Modal-Realist Approach

Language, Logic and Epistemology: A Modal-Realist Approach (Hardback)

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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.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary theoryLanguages with Grant & CutlerLearning & Reference By SubjectPhilosophy of languageLanguages with Grant & CutlerLinguisticsMusic & DanceDanceTheory of music & musicologyMusic & DanceMusic BooksPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesPhilosophy TheoryPhilosophy of mind Publisher: Palgrave USA Publication Date: 25/02/2004 ISBN-13: 9781403921659  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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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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