Reading Brandom: On Making it Explicit

Reading Brandom: On Making it Explicit

by Bernhard Weiss
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415380367

ISBN-13: 9780415380362

Pub. Date: 03/01/2010

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Robert Brandom's Making It Explicit: Reasoning, Representing and Discursive Commitment is one of the most significant, talked about and daunting books published in philosophy in recent years. Featuring specially-commissioned chapters by leading international philosophers with replies by Brandom himself, Reading Brandom clarifies, critically

Overview

Robert Brandom's Making It Explicit: Reasoning, Representing and Discursive Commitment is one of the most significant, talked about and daunting books published in philosophy in recent years. Featuring specially-commissioned chapters by leading international philosophers with replies by Brandom himself, Reading Brandom clarifies, critically appraises and furthers understanding of
Brandom's important book.

Divided into four parts - 'Normative Pragmatics'; 'The Challenge of Inferentialism'; 'Inferentialist Semantics'; and 'Brandom's Replies', Reading
Brandom
covers the following key aspects of Brandom's work:

  • inferentialism vs. representationalism
  • normativity in philosophy of language and mind
  • pragmatics and the centrality of asserting
  • language entries and exits
  • meaning and truth
  • semantic deflationism and logical locutions.

Essential reading for students and scholars of philosophy of language and mind, Reading Brandom is also an excellent companion volume to Reading McDowell: On Mind and World,
also published by Routledge.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415380362
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/01/2010
Pages:
384

Table of Contents

Contributors viii

Acknowledgements ix

Introduction 1

Part I Normative Pragmatics 13

1 Thought, Norms, and Discursive Practice Allan Gibbard 15

2 Language Not Mysterious? Charles Taylor 32

3 The Evolution of "Why?" Daniel Dennett 48

4 Normativity of Mind versus Philosophy as Explanation Sebastian Rödl 63

5 Pragmatism and Inferentialism John Macfarlane 81

6 Brandom's Challenges Jeremy Wanderer 96

7 Perception, Language, and the First Person Mark Lance Rebecca Kukla 115

8 Brandom on Observation John Mcdowell 129

9 Being Subject to the Rule To Do What the Rules Tell You To Do Rowland Stout 145

Part II The Challenge of Inferentialism 157

10 Inferentialism and some of its Challenges Robert Brandom 159

11 Brandom Beleaguered Jerry Fodor Ernie Lepore 181

Part III Inferentialist Semantics 195

12 Inference, Meaning, and Truth in Brandom, Sellars, and Frege Danielle Macbeth 197

13 Should Semantics be Deflated? Michael Dummett 213

14 Representation or Inference: Must We Choose? Should We? Michael Kremer 227

15 What is Logic? Bernhard Weiss 247

16 Truth and Expressive Completeness Kevin Scharp 262

17 Assertibilist Truth and Objective Content: Still Inexplicit? Bob Hale Crispin Wright 276

Part IV Brandom's Responses 295

18 Reply to Allan Gibbard's "Thought, Norms, and Discursive Practice" 297

19 Reply to Charles Taylor's "Language Not Mysterious?" 301

20 Reply to Daniel Dennett's "The Evolution of 'Why?'" 305

21 Reply to Sebastian Rödl's "Brandom's Theory of the Mind" 309

22 Reply to John MacFarlane's "Pragmatism and Inferentialism" 313

23 Reply to Jeremy Wanderer's "Brandom's Challenges" 315

24 Reply to Mark Lance and Rebecca Kukla's "Perception, Language, and the First Person" 316

25 Reply to John McDowell's "Brandom on Observation" 320

26 Reply to Roland Stout's "Being Subject to the Rule" 327

27 Reply to Jerry Fodor and Ernest Lepore's "Brandom Beleaguered" 332

28 Reply to Danielle Macbeth's "Inference, Meaning, and Truth" 338

29 Reply to Michael Dummett's "Should Semantics be Deflated?" 342

30 Reply to Michael Kremer's "Representation or Inference" 347

31 Reply to Bernhard Weiss's "What is Logic?" 353

32 Reply to Kevin Scharp's "Truth and Expressive Completeness" 357

33 Reply to Bob Hale and Crispin Wright's "Assertibilist Truth and Objective Content" 360

Index 367

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