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Points of View

A. W. Moore


I begin by raising the question whether there can be ‘absolute representations’. This is equivalent to the question whether the world can be represented from no point of view, absoluteness being an extreme form of objectivity. I probe the question, explain its significance and argue for an affirmative answer. I then consider arguments for a negative answer, and suggest that the most compelling of these depend on a kind of transcendental idealism that can be extracted from the work of Kant and Wittgenstein. The problem with such arguments is that the transcendental idealism in question is incoh ... More

Keywords: anti‐realism, epistemology, God, ineffable, Kant, metaphysics, A.W. Moore, nonsense, objectivity, persons, point of view, transcendental idealism, value, Wittgenstein

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780198250623
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0198250622.001.0001


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A. W. Moore, author
St Hugh's College, Oxford
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