Interpretation, Relativism and the Metaphysics of Culture
Themes in the Philosophy of Joseph Margolis
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|Format:||Hardback, 472 pages|
|Published In: ||United States, 19 August 1999|
Combining historical exegesis and systematic elaboration, contemporary American philosopher Joseph Margolis has created and defended a metaphysics and a logic that he has applied throughout the realms of culture. Is his account fully consistent? Is it adequate to the needs of interpretative practice in the natural and human sciences? Scholars of various philosophical persuasions critically engage these questions. In fifteen hitherto unpublished essays, they explore the metaphysics of flux and relativistic logic that constitute Margolis' theory of culture. Specific issues covered include: the idea of interpretation, the fixity of meaning, objectivity, pragmatism, the embodiment of the self, and the metaphysics of flux. The careful study and criticism embodied in this collection of insightful articles attest to the originality and importance of Margolis' work. Besides the contributions by editors Krausz and Shusterman, and a concluding reply by Joseph Margolis himself, the other contributors include: Noel Carroll, Peter Caws, Dale Jacquette, Peter McCormick, J. N. Mohanty, Nicholas Rescher, Tom Rockmore, Gail Soffer, Laurent Stern, Marx W. Wartofsky, Joanne Waugh, and Eddy M. Zemach.
About the Author
Joseph Margolis, Laura H. Carnell Professor of Philosophy at Temple University, has published extensively. Among his many works are THE TRUTH ABOUT RELATIVISM (1991), THE FLUX OF HISTORY AND THE FLUX OF SCIENCE (1993), INTERPRETATION: RADICAL BUT NOT UNRULY (1995), and LIFE WITHOUT PRINCIPLES (1996). He is past president of the American Society for Aesthetics and honorary president of the International Association of Aesthetics.
Michael Krausz, Milton C. Nahm Professor and Chair of the Department of Philosophy at Bryn Mawr College, is a co-founder and chair of the Greater Philadelphia Philosophy Consortium.
Richard Shusterman is Professor and Chair of the Department of Philosophy at Temple University and Directeur de Programme at the College International de Philosophie, Paris.
|Publisher: ||Prometheus Books|
|Dimensions: ||23.7 x 16.36 x 3.71 centimeters (0.82 kg)|