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By J.-M. Kuczynski

ISBN-10: 1533218013

ISBN-13: 9781533218018

Philosophy is the technological know-how of the technological know-how and accordingly the research of the assumptions underlying empirical inquiry. provided that those assumptions can't most likely be tested or maybe pointed out at the foundation of empirical facts, it follows that philosophy is a non-empirical self-discipline. And provided that our linguistic and cultural practices can't in all likelihood be tested or maybe pointed out other than at the foundation of empirical facts, it follows that philosophical questions aren't linguistic questions and don't differently challenge our conventions or our cultural practices. This includes that philosophical truths usually are not tautologous or differently trivial. It additionally includes that empiricism is fake and, for this reason, that Platonism is true. Given a transparent knowing of why Platonism is right and of what this suggests, a couple of shibboleths of up to date analytic philosophy are swiftly demolished and are not any much less rapidly changed with independently corroborated and intuitively believable possible choices. New solutions are given to age-old questions touching on medical clarification, causal and logical dependence, linguistic that means, own identification, the constitution of the psyche, and the character of private accountability. present solutions to those query are completely thought of and duly prolonged, converted, or changed. each technical time period is outlined; each philosophy-specific proposal is defined; and the positions defended are in keeping with common sense, as far as their being in keeping with the correct info permits them to be. for that reason, this e-book is intelligible to philosophically minded laymen. while, it really is acceptable for complicated students, provided that it defends unique viewpoints and given additionally that, although it discusses previous viewpoints, it does so in new methods. since it is obviously written, it really is intelligible to neophytes; however it isn't really an introductory textual content and it's not a textbook. There are appendices: the 1st, an intensive exposition of the rudiments of formal common sense, besides the conceptual underpinnings of that self-discipline; the second one, a definition and analytic dialogue of every technical time period that happens within the text.

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