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Ellis, Fiona (2001) On the Dismounting of seesaws. Philosophy, 76, pp. 31-54. [Journal Article]

Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.1017/S0031819101000043
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    I am concerned to examine a mode of argumentation in recent analytic philosophy which, I claim, has its origin in Hegel's ‘dialectical’ method. I give examples of this mode of argumentation in McDowell and Wiggins, followed by a formal representation which distinguishes two possible models both of which have negative and positive aspects. I consider what the commitments of the negative aspect of this approach are, and argue that the desire to avoid naturalism constitutes a common goal. I turn then to its positive aspect, making explicit and criticising some of the metaphilosophical implications contained therein. Finally, I make brief contact with Hegel.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Journal or Publication Title: Philosophy
    Department: Philosophy
    Depositing User: Dr Fiona Ellis
    Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2010 14:57
    Last Modified: 08 Nov 2011 11:59
    URI: http://publications.heythrop.ac.uk/id/eprint/312

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