HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Metaphysics in Ordinary Language by Stanley…
Loading...

Metaphysics in Ordinary Language

by Stanley Rosen

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingConversations
12None768,668 (3)None

None.

None
Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

No reviews
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
People/Characters
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
Epigraph
Dedication
First words
Quotations
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English

None

Book description
Haiku summary

Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0300074786, Hardcover)

For Stanley Rosen, "philosophy must begin with a careful consideration of ordinary or everyday life as the context within which occur the dislocation and problems that demand extraordinary theoretical and analytical measures." Without that grounding in the everyday, or an ability to have its general principles expressed in ordinary language, philosophy becomes a set of "arbitrary rhetorical assertions" of which evaluation is impossible. Rosen explores this and related themes in several of the essays here; he also does a solid job of restating the positions of the ancients and the moderns in contemporary language, addressing such awkward problems as whether the pursuit of reason really does lead to happiness. Rosen is no popularizer, though, so a background in the history of philosophy, particularly but not limited to the ancient Greeks, will come in handy here.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:06:00 -0400)

No library descriptions found.

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio
1 wanted

Popular covers

Rating

Average: (3)
0.5
1
1.5
2
2.5
3 1
3.5
4
4.5
5

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

 

About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 119,432,538 books! | Top bar: Always visible