Antifoundationalism Old and New by Tom Rockmore, Beth J Singer

By Tom Rockmore, Beth J Singer

The controversy over foundationalism, the point of view that there exists a few safe beginning upon which to construct a approach of wisdom, seems to be to were resolved and the antifoundationalists have no less than briefly prevailed. From a firmly ancient technique, the booklet strains the foundationalism/antifoundationalism controversy within the paintings of many very important figures—Animaxander, Aristotle and Plato, Augustine, Descartes, Hegel and Nietzsche, Habermas and Chisholm, and others—throughout the background of philosophy. The individuals, Joseph Margolis, Ronald Polansky, Gary Calore, Fred and Emily Michael, William Wurzer, Charlene Haddock Siegfried, Sandra B. Rosenthal, Kathleen Wallace, and the editors current good the range, curiosity, and roots of antifoundationalism.

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38. , p. 87 (p. 60 in the German pagination). 39. , pp. 40, 41 (pp. 18, 19 in the German pagination). 40. , p. 250 (p. 206 in the German pagination); cf. pp. 43-44 (pp. 22-23 in the German pagination). The Limits of Metaphysics 39 41. See Edmund Husserl, CartesianMeditations, trans. Dorion Cairns (The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, 1960), Introduction and First Meditation. I have benefited here from the account in Charles B. Guignon, Heidegger and the Problemof Knowledge(Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing, 1983), chap.

216-17. 57. Beingand Time, pp. 272-73 (p. 230 in the German pagination). 58. "Letter on Humanism," p. 217. 59. , pp. 219, 221. 60. , p. 193. 61. It would not be extreme, for instance, to term Davidson's attraction to homonomy Milesian. See Donald Davidson, "Mental Events," Essays JOSEPH MARGOLIS on Actions and Events (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1980). 62. Hans-Georg Gadamer, Truth and Method, trans. from znd ed. Garrett Barden and John Cumming (New York: Seabury Press, 1975), p. 408; italics added.

62. Hans-Georg Gadamer, Truth and Method, trans. from znd ed. Garrett Barden and John Cumming (New York: Seabury Press, 1975), p. 408; italics added. 63. Cf. Heidegger, Being and Time, p. 38 (pp. 16-17 in the German pagination). Two Foundationalism RONALD in Plato? POLANSKY The several forms of foundationalist theories of knowledge aim to avoid infinite regresses of justifications through locating principles that stop the regress and justify whatever else is known. Strong forms of foundationalism require that these principles be in some sense self-certifying, for example, by direct presentation through sense perception or immediate intuition of the mind.

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