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The Possibility of Philosophical Understanding: Reflections on the Thought of Barry Stroud

Jason Bridges, Niko Kolodny, and Wai-hung Wong


Barry Stroud’s work has had a profound impact on a wide range of topics in contemporary philosophy. This volume contains contributions by students, colleagues, and well‐known interlocuters of Stroud on the main topics and themes in Stroud’s work. It is divided into four sections: “Hume,” “Skepticism and Knowledge,” “Meaning and Reason,” and “Subjectivism and Reality.” The introductory essay offers an overview of main themes of Stroud’s work, with an emphasis on Stroud’s broad interest in understanding and assessing the prospects for philosophical understanding as such. Most of the remaining co ... More

Keywords: Stroud, skepticism, transcendental argument, perception, Hume, Wittgenstein, subjectivism, meaning, color

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780195381658
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381658.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jason Bridges, editor
University of Chicago

Niko Kolodny, editor
UC Berkeley

Wai-hung Wong, editor
California State University, Chico