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Nto three parts dealing respectively with the early modern period the late modern period in the analytic tradition and the late modern period in non analytic traditions In its unusually wide range A W Moore's study refutes the tired old cliche that there is some unbridgeable gulf between analytic ph. 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The Evolution of Modern Metaphysics Making Sense of Things

Ilosophy and philosophy of other kinds It also advances its own distinctive and compelling conception of what metaphysics is and why it matters Moore explores how metaphysics can help us to cope with continually changing demands on our humanity by making sense of things in ways that are radically ne. A God s Eye View of Modern Metaphysics65 hours 40 minutes and 38 seconds later I find myself having completed this monumental work For anyone interested in metaphysics or indeed is a philosophy student this book provides a thorough overview and gives the reader a God s eye view of the evolution of the discipline over the last 400 yearsIn detail AW Moore does not want to simply write a history of X said this and Y said that but to engage with the ideas that the philosophers presented and provide a narrative that the reader can follow This enables the reader to see before hisher very eyes how one philosopher took his no hers in this book unfortunately predecessors work and built upon it or tried to refute it In addition Moore asks three uestions in the beginning a the transcendence uestion can we make sense beyond b the novelty uestion who are we and c the creativity uestion is there scope for making sense of things in new ways and tries to link possible answers from all 20 philosophers featured in his book there are 21 chapters but Wittgenstein gets 2 chapters one for the Tracatus and one for the Investigations so 20 philosophersIf you want to engage with the book properly it is going to be a long read The main reason for this is that there is not one idea that is being entertained through the book but rather 20 This reuires the reader to get into grips with new terminologies and idiosyncrasies in every chapter and to play close attention to how Moore explains what the philosopher has to say about how me make sense of things The chapters I found most interesting where the ones on Spinoza uine Wittgenstein Tractatus Bergson and Derrida Indeed what I found amazing was how reasonable Derrida appeared to be This showcases Moore s careful and respectful exegesis of philosophers from both the analytic and continental tradition Indeed I believe that many modern philosophers should take note as by dismissing an entire branch of philosophy for whatever preconceptions one is philosophically speaking poorer As a concluding remark a friend of mine told me at one point regarding Moore s fantastic book all respectable households should have a copy of this book I concur

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This book is concerned with the history of metaphysics since Descartes Taking as its definition of metaphysics 'the most general attempt to make sense of things' it charts the evolution of this enterprise through various competing conceptions of its possibility scope and limits The book is divided i. If you re an analytic looking to explore the continental or vice versa this book is a fantastic example of comparitive reading though the history of philosophy


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  1. says:

    If you're an analytic looking to explore the continental or vice versa this book is a fantastic example of comparitive reading though the history of philosophy

  2. says:

    I remember when I started reading this book end of June I opened the file on my e book and was immediately sucked into it The scope of the book its goal and its uestions intrigued and were exactly what I had hoped the book to be I have read through all the 800 pages even though my e reader somehow couldn't manage the file and kept crashing every chapter after which I had to wait for fifteen minutes for it to respond With this I

  3. says:

    A God's Eye View of Modern Metaphysics65 hours 40 minutes and 38 seconds later I find myself having completed this monumental work For anyone interested in metaphysics or indeed is a philosophy student this book provides a thorough overview and gives the reader a God's eye view of the evolution of the discipline over the last 400 yearsIn detail AW Moore does not want to simply write a history of X said this and Y said that but to engage wi

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    History of philosophy read pt I

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