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Making It Explicit: Reasoning, Representing & Discursive Commitment

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Making it Explicit is an investigation into the nature of language - the social practices that distinguish us as rational, logical creatures - that revises the very terms of this inquiry. Where accounts of the relation between language and mind have traditionally rested on the concept of representation, this book sets out an alternate approach based on inference, and on a ...more
Paperback, 768 pages
Published November 1st 1998 by Harvard University Press (first published 1994)
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SVG
May 03, 2007 SVG rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: people who have A LOT of time
Shelves: academia
learned?
HA.
structural-functionalist approach to deontic score-keeping.

eat a dick motherfuckers!
Dan Yingst
Mar 17, 2008 Dan Yingst rated it it was ok
Brandom never writes a sentence when he could write 200 pages. Interesting ideas, but Christ he's a bad writer.
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In Making It Explicit, Robert Brandom argues that semantic content can be explicated through the social discursive practices of asking and giving reasons. In this project, he systematically constructs a model for discursive practices that eschews the representational idioms which he replaces with expressive vocabulary. Instead of employing the synthetic-analytic distinction and the other distinction of inner-outer to clarify conceptual content, Brandom uses the material inferences (taken from Se ...more
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