Empiricism and Experience

Empiricism and Experience

by Anil K. Gupta
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0195189582

ISBN-13: 9780195189582

Pub. Date: 08/31/2006

Publisher: Oxford University Press

This book offers a novel account of the relationship of experience to knowledge. The account builds on the intuitive idea that our ordinary perceptual judgments are not autonomous, that an interdependence obtains between our view of the world and our perceptual judgments. Anil Gupta shows in this important study that this interdependence is the key to a satisfactory

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This book offers a novel account of the relationship of experience to knowledge. The account builds on the intuitive idea that our ordinary perceptual judgments are not autonomous, that an interdependence obtains between our view of the world and our perceptual judgments. Anil Gupta shows in this important study that this interdependence is the key to a satisfactory account of experience. He uses tools from logic and the philosophy of language to argue that his account of experience makes available an attractive and feasible empiricism.

About the Author:
Anil Gupta is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the University of Pittsburgh

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195189582
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
08/31/2006
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 5.70(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Two Truisms     3
Some Virtues of Classical Empiricism     13
Interdependent Definitions: An Introduction     59
A Model of Experience and Knowledge     75
Direct Awareness, Semantics, and Solipsism     111
A Reformed Empiricism     161
Removing Idealization     199
Concluding Remarks     215
Supplement on 'Experience'     223
References     237
Index     247

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