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Philosophical explanations

Robert Nozick

Philosophical explanations

by Robert Nozick

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Published by Clarendon in Oxford .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Philosophy.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementRobert Nozick.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsB53
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 764 p. ;
    Number of Pages764
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22622963M
    ISBN 100198246722, 0198247435

    Explanation, in philosophy, set of statements that makes intelligible the existence or occurrence of an object, event, or state of the most common forms of explanation are causal explanation (see causation); deductive-nomological explanation (see covering-law model), which involves subsuming the explanandum under a generalization from which it may be derived in a deductive. I would have given this book five stars if it was only about its author, but it is more of a collection of passages, and in that, it suffers. There are a few more passages, Aristotle's works suffer from being, apparently, personal work-notes of the author—therefore in many cases it can be fairly accused of being more boring than they should/5.

    Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books. My library.   This is my last blog dealing with the origin of the universe as an argument for the existence of God. I’ll examine the issue of whether new physics might be discovered to enable the universe to be past eternal. I’ll offer a couple of philosophical arguments against .

    Research philosophy is a vast topic and here we will not be discussing this topic in great details. In business and economics dissertations at Bachelor’s level, you are not expected to discuss research philosophy in a great level of depth, and about one page in methodology chapter devoted to research philosophy usually suffices. Review Essays di Reviews Philosophical Explanations. By Robert Nozick. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press. 1. I, too, seek an unreadable book: urgent thoughts to grapple with in agifa- tion and excitement, revelations to be transformed by or to transform, a bookFile Size: KB.


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Nozick's follow-up book, `Philosophical Explanations', is the continuation of Nozick's philosophy in the areas of metaphysics, epistemology, and value. He continues his pattern of exploration (a particular word Nozick likes to use with regard to his method): `At no point is the person forced to accept anything/5(12).

In place of the usual semi-coercive philosophical goals of proof, of forcing people to accept conclusions, this book seeks philosophical explanations and understanding, and thereby stays Philosophical explanations book to the original motivations for being interested in philosophy.

Combining Philosophical explanations book. In place of the usual semi-coercive philosophical goals of proof, of forcing people to accept conclusions, this book seeks philosophical explanations and understanding, and thereby stays truer to the original motivations for being interested in philosophy.

Combining. In place of the usual semi-coercive philosophical goals of proof, of forcing people to accept conclusions, this book seeks philosophical explanations and understanding, and thereby stays truer to the original motivations for being interested in : Nozick's second book, Philosophical Explanations, was given the Ralph Waldo Emerson Award of Phi Beta Kappa in It covers a wide range of basic philosophical topics: the question why there is something rather than nothing, the identity of the self, knowledge and skepticism, free will, the foundation of ethnics, and the meaning of life/5(2).

“ [ Philosophical Explanations] will attract intelligent people of all backgrounds Nozick is moved by a splendid passion His arguments link his explanations to what he is rightly confident of his vision of a persistent role for philosophy in common life.

“ It is not surprising that Nozick has a following. In another book by Nozick appeared, Philosophical Explanations. Having made his bow to the public in political theory, Nozick took on the age-old, classical questions of philosophy. Individual chapters deal with the identity of the Self, self-knowledge, the possibility of knowledge, skepticism, value, free will, ethics.

Nozick's follow-up book, `Philosophical Explanations', is the continuation of Nozick's philosophy in the areas of metaphysics, epistemology, and value. He continues his pattern of exploration (a particular word Nozick likes to use with regard to his method): `At no point is the person forced to accept anything.4/5(14).

About the Book. The goal of this text is to present philosophy to newcomers as a living discipline with historical roots. While a few early chapters are historically organized, the goal in the historical chapters is to trace a developmental progression of thought that introduces basic philosophical methods and frames issues that remain relevant today/5(2).

I, too, seek an unreadable book,"" Harvard philosophy professor Nozick begins, ominously. What Nozick aspires to is a book so full of insights that the reader has to constantly stop and reflect.

He admits he hasn't attained his precise goal, but he needn't be too discouraged because this massive tome is unreadable for a simpler reason: it's self-important and often unintelligible.

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Philosophical Explanations, above and beyond the treatments of the topics chosen, shows that Nozick’s real interests lie in methods of philosophical description. The range of the subjects shows that it is the process of philosophizing itself that Nozick is questioning.

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Rigorous yet accessible, the book introduces and illustrates the methodological considerations that are involved in current philosophical debates. Where there is controversy, the book presents the case for each side, but highlights where the. PLURALISTIC PHILOSOPHY Date: SeptemSunday, Late City Final Edition Section 7; Page 7, Column 1; Book Review Desk Byline: By ALASDAIR MACINTYRE; Alasdair MacIntyre teaches philosophy at Wellesley College.

His most recent book is ''After Virtue.'' Lead: PHILOSOPHICAL EXPLANATIONS By Robert Nozick. Cambridge, Mass. First thought. To get a handle on the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein, one can start with a simple question: what does the scientist (as opposed to the philosopher) do and accomplish?

The answer seems pretty straightforward. The scientist reasons and experiments her way to very definite discoveries. She achieves these discoveries because her matter is, well.The book is full of existential ponderings and bold philosophical proclamations, many of which are often at odds.

This makes for an exciting and challenging read—but it's no walk in the park. Just like those cheesy stick figure families on the back of your mom's car, Orwell presents us with some heavy existential dilemmas.Robert Nozick Philosophical Explanation (Cambridge, Massachusetts: The Bellknap Press of Harvard University Press, ) xiv + pages.

Luis A. CAMACHO UNIVERSITY OF COSTA RICA At first glance this book may look like a collection of essays on a great number of loosely related topics (among others: the nature of philosophical explanation.