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Transcendental Philosophy and Naturalism$
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Joel Smith and Peter Sullivan

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199608553

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608553.001.0001

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Naturalism, Transcendentalism, and Therapy

Naturalism, Transcendentalism, and Therapy

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(p.120) 7 Naturalism, Transcendentalism, and Therapy
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Transcendental Philosophy and Naturalism
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Penelope Maddy

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608553.003.0007

The goal of this paper is to characterize a particularly austere form of contemporary naturalism called ‘Second Philosophy’ using radical skepticism about the external world as a diagnostic instrument. It begins by presenting Second Philosophy alongside the relevant form of First Philosophy, then develops an extended compare-and-contrast with responses to skepticism from transcendental philosophy (represented by Kant) and therapeutic philosophy (represented by Kant again, and then by Carnap, Wittgenstein and Austin). The hope is that this exercise will bring Second Philosophy into sharper focus.

Keywords:   Austin, Carnap, Kant, naturalism, Second Philosophy, transcendental philosophy, therapeutic philosophy, Wittgenstein

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