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The Possibility of Philosophical UnderstandingReflections on the Thought of Barry Stroud$
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Jason Bridges, Niko Kolodny, and Wai-hung Wong

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780195381658

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381658.001.0001

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Introduction: The Quest to Understand Philosophy

Introduction: The Quest to Understand Philosophy

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The Possibility of Philosophical Understanding

Jason Bridges

Niko Kolodny

Oxford University Press

This essay interprets and elaborates upon some of the central themes of Barry Stroud's philosophical work. Particular focus is placed upon Stroud's concern with the distinctive nature of the understanding sought in philosophy and upon his views about the prospects for achieving that understanding.

Keywords:   Stroud, philosophy, skepticism, contextualism, color, reality

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