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Philosophical Methodology

From Data to Theory

John Bengson, Terence Cuneo, and Russ Shafer-Landau

24 March 2022

ISBN: 9780192862471

208 pages
Paperback
203x135mm

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Price: £16.99

Philosophical Methodology offers an up-to-date assessment of different methods of doing philosophy, and develops a novel account of the structure and goals of inquiry. It allows philosophers and students of philosophy to better understand their topics, and shows how philosophy can continue to make progress in answering its central questions.

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Philosophical Methodology offers an up-to-date assessment of different methods of doing philosophy, and develops a novel account of the structure and goals of inquiry. It allows philosophers and students of philosophy to better understand their topics, and shows how philosophy can continue to make progress in answering its central questions.

  • Presents a novel account of philosophical methodology
  • Suitable for advanced students as well as researchers
  • Offers an insightful analysis of the structure and goals of philosophical inquiry
  • Develops the first systematic treatment of the role of data in philosophy
  • Delivers a fresh perspective on philosophical progress

About the Author(s)

John Bengson, Professor of Philosophy, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Terence Cuneo, Marsh Professor of Intellectual and Moral Philosophy, University of Vermont, and Russ Shafer-Landau, Professor of Philosophy, University of Wisconsin-Madison

John Bengson is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, having previously held appointments at Harvard University and the Centre for Consciousness at the Australian National University. He is the author of numerous articles on a wide range of topics, such as perception, intuition, understanding, skill, concept possession, constitutive explanation, and morality; he is co-editor of Knowing How: Essays on Knowledge, Mind, and Action (OUP, 2011, with Marc A. Moffett).

Terence Cuneo is Marsh Professor of Intellectual and Moral Philosophy at the University of Vermont. He is the author of six books, as well as the editor of numerous others. He works primarily in the areas of moral philosophy, history of modern philosophy, and philosophy of religion.

Russ Shafer-Landau is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is past President of the American Philosophical Association (Central division), editor of Oxford Studies in Metaethics, Director of the Marc Sanders Prize in Metaethics, and host of the annual Madison Metaethics Workshop. He is the author or editor of more than a dozen books in philosophy.

Table of Contents

    Introduction
    1:The Nature of Inquiry
    2:Philosophical Data
    3:The Epistemic Theory of Data
    4:The Question of Method
    5:The Tri-Level Method
    6:Philosophical Progress