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How do concepts mediate the relation between minds and the world? This is the main topic of John McDowell's Mind and World where McDowell attempts to dissolve a number of dualisms making use of a particular philosophical methodology which I identify as a version of Wittgenstein's quietism. This thesis consists of a critical analysis of a number of dualisms which McDowell attempts to dissolve in Mind and World These include the Kantian dualism of sensibility and understanding, the dualism of conceptual versus non conceptual content, the dualism of scheme and content and the dualism of reason and nature. These dichotomies are all intricately intertwined and can be seen to be subsumed by the main topic of this thesis, namely, thinking and the world. McDowell persuasively draws attention to the unsustainability of particular philosophical positions between which philosophers have 'oscillated' such as coherentism and the given. However I claim that he does not go far enough in his attempt as a quietist to achieve peace for philosophy as traditional dichotomies such as that of realism and anti-realism still appear to exert a grip on his thinking.
These two collections of essays bring us up to date on John McDowell's philosophical production since Mind and World. The volumes exhibit great range, as one would expect with McDowell. In this review, it is impossible to summarize each of the 33 essays. Instead, I will selectively highlight essays in The Engaged Intellect , but focus on one thread that ties Having the World in View into a more unified volume. The volume's title seems a little odd -- under such a title one would normally expect to find someone dealing with issues of contemporary social and political concern, and there is none of that here, though perhaps I've read too much Sartre. McDowell's own explanation of the title is that it summarizes a theme running through the pieces: an insistence that humans possess a particular form of reason, which does, indeed, distinguish humanity from other animals, but which, nonetheless, cannot be divorced from our animal nature.
John McDowell, Mind and World, Harvard University Press, Cambridge/. Mass. and London, , pp., $ (cloth), $ (paper). In his published.
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Although he has written on metaphysics , epistemology , ancient philosophy , and meta-ethics , McDowell's most influential work has been in the philosophy of mind and philosophy of language. McDowell was one of three recipients of the Andrew W. McDowell has, throughout his career, understood philosophy to be "therapeutic" and thereby to "leave everything as it is" Ludwig Wittgenstein , Philosophical Investigations , which he understands to be a form of philosophical quietism although he does not consider himself to be a "quietist".
John McDowell's Mind and World has, since its publication in , become a seminal text, putting forward many new ideas on the manner in which concepts.
Mellon, em Evans The Varieties of Reference Em seu trabalho, McDowell se interessou muito pela segunda filosofia de Wittgenstein , cujos temas ele desenvolveu de maneira original.
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