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Articulating Reasons: An Introduction to Inferentialism

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Robert B. Brandom is one of the most original philosophers of our day, whose book "Making It Explicit" covered and extended a vast range of topics in metaphysics, epistemology, and philosophy of language--the very core of analytic philosophy. This new work provides an approachable introduction to the complex system that "Making It Explicit" mapped out. A tour of the earlie ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published October 15th 2001 by Harvard University Press (first published 2000)
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Sam L
Sep 10, 2014 Sam L rated it really liked it
First a word of warning: this book is drier than a bag of rice at times. That said, the actual ideas which Brandom gets into here are truly fascinating and novel (together forming what Huw Price has dubbed "Hegelian expressivism"), so once the terminological wall has been broken through there is a whole package of weird and wonderful concepts to hook onto. Brandom's pragmatist-inspired philosophy of language has implications reaching into epistemology, meta-ethics, theories of truth - probably o ...more
Paul
Mar 31, 2008 Paul rated it really liked it
Once you can hack through the fairly esoteric technical vocabulary being used, this is really a great book. Though I don't know much about the history of analytic philosophy, I'd guess that Brandom's philosophy is probably largely informed by later Wittgenstein.

I'm all over the idea of reading Making It Explicit once I have time.
Ft. Sheridan
Aug 27, 2008 Ft. Sheridan rated it really liked it
Cool overview of Brandom's thought. Pragmatic Rationalism--unh.
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