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Author Potrč, Matjaž.

Title Practical contexts [electronic resource] / Matjaž Potrc, Vojko Strahovnik.

Imprint Frankfurt ; New Brunswick : Ontos Verlag, 2004.

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Description 1 online resource (180 pages).
Series Practical philosophy ; Bd. 8
Practical philosophy ; Bd. 8.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Foreword; I. POSITIVE AND WIDE IMPACT OF PARTICULARISM; Delineating Moral Particularism; The Lessons and Morals of Moral Particularism; Wider Positive Project; Particularism and Metaphysics13; II. PRACTICAL CONTEXTS; Particularism and Context; Why Contexts would Figure as Reasons for Action?; Humeans: Beliefs and desires lead to action, desires dominating beliefs.; Dancy's Pure Cognitivism Thesis: Belief dominate desires as reasonsfor action. Beliefs are more objective than desires.; Practical Reality; Practical Contexts: contexts have normative authority as reasons.
Objection Considered and Some Further MattersIII. PARTICULARISM AND PRODUCTIVITY ARGUMENT; Patterns; Systematizing of Lists: by General Principles?; Arbitrariness and the Weirdly Blinking Machine; Productivity Argument; Dynamical Cognition33 Based Judgments Assure Relevance upon anIntractable Basis; Some Further Remarks and Objections; IV. THE HEART OF KNOWLEDGE35; Reasons and Knowledge; Knowledge as Justified True Belief; Contextualism and the Elusiveness of Knowledge; No Justification and Rules of Relevance; Particularist Justification in Context; V. NARRATION; What is Narration?
The Role of ExplanationNarrative Explanation; Narration and Relevance; VI. PARTICULARIST COMPOSITIONALITY; Presuppositions of the Classicist View of Compositionality; Where Classicism Goes Wrong; The Possibility of the Particularist Non-Arbitrariness of Composition; More on FPCD; A Particularist Methodological Remark on HT Approach; VII. DYNAMICAL COGNITION; Classical Cognitive Science and Marr's Three Levels of Cognitive System'sDescription; Connectionism; Dynamical Cognition and Morphological Content; The Case of Epistemic Normativity; Conclusion; VIII. PHENOMENOLOGY OF OBJECT CONSTITUTION.
The Constitution of Ordinary ObjectsHow do Metaphysicians Usually Present the Constitution of Objects?; Generalist Problems with Ordinary Objects; Particularistic Object Constitution; IX. THE HEART OF EXISTENCE; Pascal's Distinction, Ontology and Normativity; Monistic Metaphysics; Problems of Normative Conditions in Metaphysics; Ultimate and Regional Ontology; Holistic and Rich Regional Ontology; Conclusion; References.
Summary The thought and the findings of moral particularism are extended to contextualism. Moral particularism asserts that reasons for moral actions are not governed by general principles, but by a mixture of situation bound deliberation and values. Particularism was established in the area of moral philosophy and its main results include delimitation with various forms of moral generalism. Many insights were accumulated along the way. The book claims that a serious contextualist approach needs to embrace particularist normativity. Thesis is then applied to the traditional areas of philosophy such as.
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Subject Contextualism (Philosophy)
Knowledge, Theory of.
Context (Linguistics)
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Strahovnik, Vojko.
Other Form: Print version: Strahovnik, Vojko. Practical Contexts. Berlin : De Gruyter, ©2004 9783110320602
ISBN 9783110320862 (electronic bk.)
311032086X (electronic bk.)