Philosophy and Mystification / Edition 2 available in Paperback
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- Fordham University Press
Now in paperback, this engaging book is a critical reflection on the tangles and confusions of modern Western philosophy. Guy Robinson explores the nature, methods, and capacities of philosophy in an illuminating, critical look at some of its essential areas of inquiry: logical necessity, machine intelligence, the relation between science and religion, determinism, skepticism, and the question of foundation and origins. In this lucidly written, historically informed brief, Robinson locates the problem in philosophy's Cartesian search for truth-abstract, elusive, and difficult to discover-rather than in its power to help us think and talk clearly about the everyday world.
|Publisher:||Fordham University Press|
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About the Author
Guy Robinson has taught philosophy at The University of Southhampton and Boston University. He also had a Research Professorship at MIT.
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I was not aware that I was already engaged in a program devised for me centuries ago and wrong. I am anguished to find I have been profoundly misled by academic studies of science and philosophy, however I am profoundly relieved to have this fact pointed out to me. If you are engaged in a struggle to make sense of what is going on in the world, then you need the clarification this book provides.
This book examines the errors philosophers routinely make which lead to confusion rather than clarification. There is no '-ism' taught in this book. Instead, it teaches us how to look at philosophy as a human activity, responding to human needs and purposes. I can't imagine anyone trying to understand what philosophy is for and about without reading this ground-breaking work.