Empiricism and Experience

Empiricism and Experience

by Anil K. Gupta
     
 

ISBN-10: 019536726X

ISBN-13: 9780195367263

Pub. Date: 03/27/2008

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…  See more details below

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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:
9780195367263
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
03/27/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

1Two truisms3
2Some virtues of classical empiricism13
3Interdependent definitions : an introduction59
4A model of experience and knowledge75
5Direct awareness, semantics, and solipsism111
6A reformed empiricism161
7Removing idealization199
8Concluding remarks215
Supplement on 'experience'223

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