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Nominalism and Its Aftermath: The Philosophy of Nelson by Dena Shottenkirk

By Dena Shottenkirk

Nelson Goodman’s disparate writings are frequently written approximately purely inside their very own specific self-discipline, such that the epistemology is mentioned not like others’ epistemology, the aesthetics is contrasted with extra conventional aesthetics, and the ontology and good judgment is considered unlike either different modern philosophers and to Goodman’s old predecessors. This ebook argues that that isn't an enough approach to view Goodman. The separate disciplines of ontology, epistemology, and aesthetics can be considered as sequential steps inside of his concept, such that every offers the floor principles for the subsequent part and, in addition, supplying the explanations for obstacles at the phrases to be had to the following writing(s). this can be precise now not in simple terms simply because this can be the overall chronology of his writing, yet extra importantly simply because inside of his metaphysics lies Goodman’s easy nominalist ontology and good judgment, and it truly is upon these ideas that he builds his epistemology and, moreover, it's the sum of either the metaphysics and the epistemology, with the nominalist precept because the guiding strength, which constructs the aesthetics. on the finish of every part of this publication, the ensuing barriers imposed on his phrases and ideas to be had to him are explicated, such that, through the top of the publication, the publication delineates the restrictions imposed upon the aesthetics via either the metaphysics and the epistemology.

This e-book will gain not just the pros within the box of philosophy, yet also will support either graduate and higher point undergraduate scholars comprehend Goodman’s disparate writings inside their right context, and expectantly also will motivate them to view philosophical considering in a much less truncated and departmentalized way.

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