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Realizing Reason: A Narrative of Truth and Knowing

Danielle Macbeth


Realizing Reason develops three interrelated themes. First, it traces the essential moments in the historical unfolding—from the ancient Greeks, through Descartes, Kant, and developments in the nineteenth century, to the present—that culminates in the realization of pure reason as a power of knowing. Second, it provides a cogent account of mathematical practice as a mode of inquiry into objective truth. And finally, it develops and defends a new conception of our being in the world, one that builds on and transforms the now standard conception according to which our experience of reality arise ... More

Keywords: Euclidean diagrams, Descartes, Frege, Kant, mathematical practice, mathematics, objective truth, pure reason

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780198704751
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198704751.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Danielle Macbeth, author
Haverford College, Pennsylvania