Chapter 11. McDowell

  1. Christopher Belshaw Senior Lecturer Staff Tutor2 and
  2. Gary Kemp Senior Lecturer3
  1. Marie McGinn Professor

Published Online: 6 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444305685.ch11

12 Modern Philosophers

12 Modern Philosophers

How to Cite

McGinn, M. (2009) McDowell, in 12 Modern Philosophers (eds C. Belshaw and G. Kemp), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444305685.ch11

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Open University, UK

  2. 3

    University of Glasgow, UK

Author Information

  1. University of York, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 9 JAN 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405152617

Online ISBN: 9781444305685

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Keywords:

  • John McDowell's Mind and World;
  • Aristotelianism vs. post-Cartesianism;
  • normativity and nature - rational relations between states;
  • experience as conceptually articulated - impressions and conceptual structure;
  • myth of the Given;
  • what are concepts - generality constraint;
  • reason is sui generis;
  • Aristotelian realism;
  • “disjunctivism”

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Aristotelianism vs. post-Cartesianism

  • Normativity and Nature

  • Experience as Conceptually Articulated

  • What Are Concepts?

  • A Relaxation of the Concept of Nature

  • Aristotelian Realism

  • Conclusion

  • Reference