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: On Making It Explicit is the first collection to clarify, critically appraise and further understanding of Brandom's important book.

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Reading Brandom: On Making it Explicit

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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: On Making It Explicit is the first collection to clarify, critically appraise and further understanding of Brandom's important book.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203851784
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/13/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 384
  • File size: 668 KB

Meet the Author

Bernhard Weiss is Senior Lecturer in philosophy at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. He is the author of Michael Dummett (2002) and co-editor of Wittgenstein's Lasting Significance (Routledge 2004).

Jeremy Wanderer is Lecturer in philosophy at the University of Cape Town.

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Table of Contents

Introduction Part 1: Normative Pragmatics 1. Thought, Norms, and Discursive Practice Allan Gibbard 2. Language not Mysterious? Charles Taylor 3. The Evolution of Why Daniel Dennett 4. Normativity of Mind Versus Philosophy as Explanation Sebastian Rodl 5. Pragmatism and Inferentialism John MacFarlane 6. Brandom’s Challenges Jeremy Wanderer 7. Perception, Language, and the First Person Mark Lance & Rebecca Kukla 8. Brandom on Observation John McDowell 9. Being Subject to the Rule to do What the Rules Tell You to do Roland Stout Part 2: The Challenge of Inferentialism 10. Inferentialism and its Critics Robert Brandom 11. Brandom Beleaguered Jerry Fodor & Ernest LePore Part 3: Inferentialist Semantics 12. Inference, Meaning, and Truth in Brandom, Sellars, and Frege Danielle Macbeth 13. Should semantics be deflated? Michael Dummett 14. Representation or Inference: Must we choose? Should we? Michael Kremer 15. What is Logic? Bernhard Weiss 16. Truth and Expressive Completeness Kevin Scharp 17. Assertibilist Truth and Objective Content: Still Inexplicit Crispin Wright & Bob Hale Part 4: Responses Replies Robert Brandom. Notes. Bibliography. Index

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