By Kenneth Westphal

ISBN-10: 0585125902

ISBN-13: 9780585125909

ISBN-10: 0823218198

ISBN-13: 9780823218196

This choice of essays examines the problem of norms and social practices either in epistemology and in ethical and social philosophy. The members research the difficulty throughout an extraordinary variety of concerns, together with epistemology (realism, belief, testimony), good judgment, schooling, foundations of morality, philosophy of legislations, the pragmatic account of norms and their justification, and the pragmatic personality of cause itself.

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17 I am grateful to Ken Westphal for constructive comments in a draft of this essay. Page 15 Weber, Max. 1922. " Logos 7, 1917-18: 40-88. Rpt. in Soziologie, Universalgeschichtliche Analysen, Politik. J. Winckelmann, ed. Stuttgart: Kroner, 1973, 263-310. Will, Frederick L. 1974. Induction and Justification. : Cornell University Press. Will, Frederick L. 1988. Beyond Deduction. New York and London: Routledge. Will, Frederick L. 1997. Pragmatism and Realism. R. Westphal, ed. , Rowman & Littlefield.

Tiles 265 13 Reasons in a World of Practices: A Reconstruction of Frederick L. Will's Theory of Normative Governance Matthias Kettner 293 Contributors 341 Biographical Notice on Frederick L. Will 345 Index 347 Page vii Editor's Introduction The essays published here are presented in critical appreciation of Frederick L. Will's penetrating philosophical work. "1 Each contributor to this collection spontaneously realized that the only proper honor to Will is to contribute to the on-going discussion of central philosophical issues.

New York and London: Routledge. Will, Frederick L. 1997. Pragmatism and Realism. R. Westphal, ed. , Rowman & Littlefield. Page 17 2 Transcendental Reflections on Pragmatic Realism Kenneth R. Westphal Not empiricism and yet realism in philosophy, that is the hardest thing. "2 Blackburn's creed is both salutary unto itself, suggesting as it does the need for far more careful and self-critical reflection on our own philosophical orientations and specific views, and also suggestive of the merit of Frederick Will's work, for Will has been steadily probing the foundations underlying skepticism and various epistemological currents and problems for well over thirty years.

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