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The Mystic and the Ineffable: Some Epistemological, Political, and Metaphilosophical Concerns

Yorke, Christopher

Verlag: VDM Verlag Dr. Muller, Saarbrucken, 2008
ISBN 10: 3836456435 / ISBN 13: 9783836456432
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Titel: The Mystic and the Ineffable: Some ...

Verlag: VDM Verlag Dr. Muller, Saarbrucken

Erscheinungsdatum: 2008

Einband: Paperback

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Paperback. Penned dedication, probably from the author to the late Professor Dudley Knowles, on half-title page. Covers are a little edge-worn and scuffed, with a few minor scores. Some wear on spine ends and leading corners. Pages are clean and text is clear throughout. Binding is sound. AF. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 429245

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Inhaltsangabe: Mysticism and the sciences have traditionally been theoretical enemies, and the closer that philosophy allies itself with the sciences, the greater the philosophical tendency has been to attack mysticism as a possible avenue towards the acquisition of knowledge and/or understanding. Science and modern philosophy generally aim for epistemic disclosure of their contents, and, conversely, mysticism either aims at the restriction of esoteric knowledge, or claims such knowledge to be non-transferable. Thus the mystic is typically seen by analytic philosophers as a variety of 'private language' speaker, although the plausibility of such a position is seemingly foreclosed by Wittgenstein's work in the Philosophical Investigations. Yorke re-examines Wittgenstein's conclusion on the matter of private language, and argues that so-called 'ineffable' mystical experiences, far from being a 'beetle in a box', can play a viable role in our public language-games, via renewed efforts at articulation.

Über den Autor: The author is based at the University of Tokyo's Department of Philosophy as a visiting research student, and is concurrently in the process of writing up his Ph.D. dissertation for the Department of Philosophy at the University of Glasgow. Previous areas in which he has published include ethics and political philosophy.

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