By Morton White

ISBN-10: 0691119597

ISBN-13: 9780691119595

One of an important philosophers of modern occasions, Morton White has spent a profession construction bridges one of the more and more fragmented worlds of the arts, social sciences, and typical sciences. From a Philosophical aspect of View is a variety of White's most sensible essays, written over a interval of greater than sixty years. jointly those decisions symbolize the assumption that philosophers should still replicate not just on arithmetic and technology but additionally on different features of tradition, resembling faith, paintings, background, legislations, schooling, and morality.

White's essays conceal the total variety of his pursuits: reviews in ethics, the speculation of information, and metaphysics in addition to within the philosophy of tradition, the heritage of pragmatism, and allied currents in social, political, and felony concept. The publication additionally contains items on philosophers who've encouraged White at diversified phases of his occupation, between them William James, John Dewey, G. E. Moore, and W. V. Quine. all through, White argues from a holistic viewpoint opposed to a pointy epistemological contrast among logical and actual ideals and likewise opposed to an both sharp one among descriptive and normative beliefs.

White continues that when the thinker abandons the dogma that the logical research of arithmetic and physics is the essence of his topic, he frees himself to renew his conventional position as a pupil of the relevant associations of civilization. Philosophers may still functionality no longer purely as spectators of all time and life, he argues, yet as empirically minded scholars of tradition who try and use a few of their rules for the good thing about society.

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