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Philosophy and Mystification
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Philosophy and Mystification

Guy Robinson

Abstract

This book is a critical reflection on the tangles and confusions of modern Western philosophy: logical necessity, machine intelligence, the relation of science and religion, determinism, skepticism, and the question of foundation and origins. In this clearly written, historically informed brief, the book locates the problem in philosophy’s Cartesian search for truth — abstract, elusive, difficult to discover — rather than in its power to help us think and talk clearly about the everyday world.

Keywords: Western philosophy, logical necessity, machine intelligence, science and religion, determinism, skepticism, foundations, origins, truth

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780823222919
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011 DOI:10.5422/fso/9780823222919.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Guy Robinson, author
Former Professor of Philosophy, Boston University