The Philosophy of Philosophy

The Philosophy of Philosophy

Author(s): Timothy Williamson

Published Online: 15 APR 2008

Print ISBN: 9781405133975

Online ISBN: 9780470696675

DOI: 10.1002/9780470696675

About this Book

The second volume in the Blackwell Brown Lectures in Philosophy, this volume offers an original and provocative take on the nature and methodology of philosophy.

  • Based on public lectures at Brown University, given by the pre-eminent philosopher, Timothy Williamson
  • Rejects the ideology of the 'linguistic turn', the most distinctive trend of 20th century philosophy
  • Explains the method of philosophy as a development from non-philosophical ways of thinking
  • Suggests new ways of understanding what contemporary and past philosophers are doing

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