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The Cambridge Companion to Philosophical Methodology
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Target online publication date: January 2017
  • Print publication year: 2017
  • Online ISBN: 9781316344118
  • Book DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781316344118
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    • Book DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781316344118
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The Cambridge Companion to Philosophical Methodology offers clear and comprehensive coverage of the main methodological debates and approaches within philosophy. The chapters in this volume approach the question of how to do philosophy from a wide range of perspectives, including conceptual analysis, critical theory, deconstruction, experimental philosophy, hermeneutics, Kantianism, methodological naturalism, phenomenology, and pragmatism. They explore general conceptions of philosophy, centred on the question of what the point of philosophising might be; the method of conceptual analysis and its recent naturalistic critics and competitors; perspectives from continental philosophy; and also a variety of methodological views that belong neither to the mainstream of analytic philosophy, nor to continental philosophy as commonly conceived. Together they will enable readers to grasp an unusually wide range of approaches to methodological debates in philosophy.