0691072361 Crisp, clean, unread hardcover with light shelfwear and a publisher's mark to one edge - Nice!. Codice inventario libreria
Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature hit the philosophical world like a bombshell. Richard Rorty, a Princeton professor who had contributed to the analytic tradition in philosophy, was now attempting to shrug off all the central problems with which it had long been preoccupied. After publication, the Press was barely able to keep up with demand, and the book has since gone on to become one of its all-time best-sellers in philosophy.
Rorty argued that, beginning in the seventeenth century, philosophers developed an unhealthy obsession with the notion of representation. They compared the mind to a mirror that reflects reality. In their view, knowledge is concerned with the accuracy of these reflections, and the strategy employed to obtain this knowledge--that of inspecting, repairing, and polishing the mirror--belongs to philosophy. Rorty's book was a powerful critique of this imagery and the tradition of thought that it spawned. He argued that the questions about truth posed by Descartes, Kant, Hegel, and modern epistemologists and philosophers of language simply couldn't be answered and were, in any case, irrelevant to serious social and cultural inquiry. This stance provoked a barrage of criticism, but whatever the strengths of Rorty's specific claims, the book had a therapeutic effect on philosophy. It reenergized pragmatism as an intellectual force, steered philosophy back to its roots in the humanities, and helped to make alternatives to analytic philosophy a serious choice for young graduate students. Twenty-five years later, the book remains a must-read for anyone seriously concerned about the nature of philosophical inquiry and what philosophers can and cannot do to help us understand and improve the world.
Titolo: Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature
Casa editrice: Princeton University Press
Condizione libro: Very Good
Descrizione libro Princeton University Press January 1980, 1980. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Good. Light chipping and edge wear along the top of the jacket. Underlining in very light pencil throughout. Codice libro della libreria 167386
Descrizione libro Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 1980. Cloth. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. First Edition. Hardcover/ DJ; Fine+/ VG condition. First Edition; Stated 2nd printing, with revisions. DJ is VG; bright & clean w/ a trace of shelf wear, 3/8" closed tears at top & bottom of front cover, 2.5" tear down flap fold at rear panel. NO rubbing, frays or sun discolor. Book is Fine to New. Green cloth binding is tight, bright & clean w/ NO wear. NO bumps, frays, rubs, scuffs or sun. All green & red metallic spine lettering crisp & intact. Endpapers & text tight, bright, clean, unmarked. NO remainder mark, bookplates, owner names, notes, etc.; NOT ex library. Very handsome, well preserved copy- displays very well. ***Reliable, fast! (49ah). Codice libro della libreria 011787
Descrizione libro Princeton, Princeton, N.J., 1980. Hard Cover. SECOND Printing, with corrections, 1980 stated; 8vo; green cloth; vg- (fading to edges; spine ends bumped; spot on side edge; prev. owner's marginalia notes and underlining in pencil were erased but still evidence) in good dj (edges worn, torn, and chipped; scar on inside from removal of taped mylar cover). 394 pp + index. Codice libro della libreria 13193
Descrizione libro Princeton University Press, 1979. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 1St Edition. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0691072361
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria 97806910723643.0
Descrizione libro Princeton University Press, 1980. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 691072361
Descrizione libro Princeton University Press, 1980. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110691072361
Descrizione libro Princeton University Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 0691072361 New. Looks like an interesting title, learn more! We provide domestic tracking upon request. We provide personalized customer service and want you to have a great experience purchasing from us. 100% satisfaction guaranteed and thank you for your consideration. Codice libro della libreria S-0691072361