Making Sense of the World: New Essays on the Philosophy of Understanding


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Making Sense of the World; (PDF) provides original work on the nature of understanding by a range of distinguished philosophers. However; some of the essays are by scholars well known for their work on understanding; many of the essays bring entirely new figures to the discussion.

The important purpose of the volume is twofold: to improve debates in epistemology and the philosophy of science; where work on understanding has currently flourished; and to jumpstart new questions and debates about understanding in other areas of philosophy; like aesthetics; ethics; and the philosophy of religion.

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Stephen R. Grimm


Oxford University Press




270 pages









Table of contents

Table of contents :
1. Introduction / Stephen R. Grimm —
2. The Unity of Understanding / John Bengson —
3. Understanding Persons and the Problem of Power / Remy Debes —
4. Religious Understanding, Naturalism, and Desire / Fiona Ellis —
5. Philosophy, Knowledge, and Understanding / Gordon Graham —
6. The Ethics of Understanding / Stephen R. Grimm —
7. Understanding and Structure / Allan Hazlett —
8. Aesthetic Understanding / Alison Hills —
9. Why (Study) the Humanities?: The View from Science / Jenann Ismael —
10. Understanding and Coming to Understand / Michael Lynch —
11. Against Understanding (as a Condition on Explanation) / Bradford Skow —
12. Understanding and Fluency / J. D. Trout.

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