By G. A. J. Rogers Tom Sorell
Philosophy written in English is overwhelmingly analytic philosophy, and the concepts and predilections of analytic philosophy aren't simply unhistorical yet anti-historical, and antagonistic to textual observation. Analytic frequently aspires to a really excessive measure of readability and precision of formula and argument, and it usually seeks to be told by way of, and in step with, present average technology. In an past period, analytic philosophy geared toward contract with traditional linguistic intuitions or logic ideals, or either. All of those features of the topic take a seat uneasily with using historic texts for philosophical illumination. during this booklet, ten exceptional philosophers discover the tensions among, and the chances of reconciling, analytic philosophy and background of philosophy. participants: M. R. Ayers, John Cottingham, Daniel Garber, Gary Hatfield, Anthony Kenny, Steven Nadler, G. A. J. Rogers, Tom Sorell, Catherine Wilson, Yves Charles Zarka
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22. 32 John Cottingham instrumental one of making us think more critically about how we do things back home, there might be quicker and cheaper ways of achieving the same result. Socrates managed to be effectively and (to his contemporaries) infuriatingly critical in his probing of received opinions; yet his beneﬁcial gadﬂy activities did not, so far as we can tell, depend on scholarly inquiry into previous philosophical systems. Aside from these worries, it seems to me that the ‘foreign country’ argument does not quite to ring true to the way historical work in philosophy is actually conducted.
Paris: Vrin/CNRS, 1964–76); ‘CSM’ refers to the English translation by J. Cottingham, R. Stoothoff, and D. Murdoch, The Philosophical Writings of Descartes, vols. I and II (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1985), and ‘CSMK’ to Vol. III, The Correspondence, by the same translators plus A. Kenny (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991). 9 D. ’ (1989), repr. in Descartes Embodied (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001), p. 22. 32 John Cottingham instrumental one of making us think more critically about how we do things back home, there might be quicker and cheaper ways of achieving the same result.
It will provide her with examples of best practice. It will free her from the temptation to reinvent a philosophical wheel (especially in cases which show that the wheel in question turned out to be square). Finally, it will enable her to strip off from her thinking layers of contemporary prejudice. The classical example of the intimacy of history to philosophy is given by the ﬁrst part of Frege’s Grundlagen der Arithmetik. Almost half of Frege’s book is devoted to discussing and refuting the views of other philosophers and mathematicians.