Error title
Some error text about your books and stuff.
Close

Sketches of Landscapes Philosophy by Example

by Avrum Stroll

  • ISBN: 9780262193917
  • ISBN10: 0262193914

Sketches of Landscapes Philosophy by Example

by Avrum Stroll

  • List Price: $45.00
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Mit Pr
  • Publish date: 01/01/1998
  • ISBN: 9780262193917
  • ISBN10: 0262193914
used Add to Cart $5.60
You save: 88%
Marketplace Item
new Add to Cart $97.26
Marketplace Item
Description: Avrum Stroll accepts the ancient tradition that one of the tasks of philosophy is to give an accurate account of the world's features, both animate and inanimate. But, he contends, because these features are inexhaustibly complex, no single theory or conceptual model can provide a complete account. Stroll's approach is piecemeal and example-oriented. In stressing the importance of examples, his work runs counter to one of the most powerful and seductive ways of thinking about the world -- the Platonic tradition, which denigrates examples in the search for qualities or essences. Stroll favors pluralism, on the ground that this is how the world is.

The "landscapes" of the title refers to various conceptual landscapes. Using the methodological approach he calls "philosophy by example", the author discusses seven major problems of epistemology, metaphysics, and the philosophy of language: skepticism, direct reference theories and natural kinds, the relationship between the microscopic and macroscopic, the logic of examples, direct reference and fiction, holistic theories of meaning, and direct versus indirect realism in perception. It is the author's method that binds together the different topics, but the method is not the message. What matters are the substantive results. His unique analyses reveal new understandings of Some difficult problems.

Expand description
Seller Condition Comments Price  
Seller: Symposium Books - Westminster
Location: Providence, RI
Condition: Very Good
Shipping Icon
0262193914 Some books may have remainder mark.
Price:
$5.60
Comments:
0262193914 Some books may have remainder mark.
Seller: HPB-Ruby
Location: Dallas, TX
Condition: Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
Price:
$5.60
Comments:
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
Seller: Powell's Books Chicago
Location: Chicago, IL
Condition: Like New
1997. Hardcover. Fine. Dust jacket is fine.
Price:
$14.06
Comments:
1997. Hardcover. Fine. Dust jacket is fine.
Seller: Powell's Books Chicago
Location: Chicago, IL
Condition: Very Good
1997. Hardcover. Very Good.
Price:
$14.06
Comments:
1997. Hardcover. Very Good.
Seller: Tiber Books
Location: Cockeysville, MD
Condition: Very Good
Shipping Icon
8vo, hardcover. Vg+ condition in near fine dj. 2 ex-lib stamp & label on 2 early pgs (only markings), else contents bright, crisp & clean, virtually unopened. xiv, 282 p.
Price:
$14.62
Comments:
8vo, hardcover. Vg+ condition in near fine dj. 2 ex-lib stamp & label on 2 early pgs (only markings), else contents bright, crisp & clean, virtually unopened. xiv, 282 p.
Seller: Thomas Savage, Bookseller
Location: Krotz Springs, LA
Condition: Very Good
Shipping Icon
Not Ex-Library Copy. Hardcover Edition With Dustjacket. Text Unmarked. Bindng Is Solid. Not Ex-Library Copy. Corners Slightly Bumped. Stated First Edition, First Printing.
Price:
$17.97
Comments:
Not Ex-Library Copy. Hardcover Edition With Dustjacket. Text Unmarked. Bindng Is Solid. Not Ex-Library Copy. Corners Slightly Bumped. Stated First Edition, First Printing.
Seller: One Stop Shop Bookstore
Location: Memphis, TN
Condition: Good
Shipping Icon
Price:
$29.42
Comments:
Seller: Lyric Vibes
Location: Geneva, IL
Condition: New
0262193914 New Condition *** Right Off the Shelf | Ships within 2 Business Days ~~~ Customer Service Is Our Top Priority! -Thank you for LOOKING: -)
Price:
$97.26
Comments:
0262193914 New Condition *** Right Off the Shelf | Ships within 2 Business Days ~~~ Customer Service Is Our Top Priority! -Thank you for LOOKING: -)
please wait
Please Wait

Notify Me When Available

Enter your email address below,
and we'll contact you when your school adds course materials for
.
Enter your email address below, and we'll contact you when is back in stock (ISBN: ).