"Metaphysics in Ordinary Language" by Stanley Rosen

Metaphysics in Ordinary Language Stanley Rosen

Format:
Hardback
Publication date:
10 Feb 1999
ISBN:
9780300074789
Dimensions:
304 pages: 245 x 160 x 23mm

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In this collection of philosophical writings, Stanley Rosen addresses a wide range of topics - from eros, poetry, and freedom to problems like negation and the epistemological status of sense perception. Though diverse in subject, Rosen's essays share two unifying principles: there can be no legitimate separation of textual hermeneutics from philosophical analysis, and philosophical investigation must be oriented in terms of everyday language and experience, although it cannot simply remain within these confines. Ordinary experience provides a minimal criterion for the assessment of extraordinary discourses, Rosen argues, and without such a criterion we would have no basis for evaluating conflicting discourses: philosophy would give way to poetry.