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The Nature of Philosophical Problems: Their Causes and Implications

John Kekes


Philosophical problems concerned with the most basic questions of how we should live are perennial because modes of understanding conflict and provide incompatible interpretations of the significance of agreed upon facts. Such conflicts are unavoidable so long as historical, moral, personal, political, religious, and scientific modes of understanding persist. Their conflicts are part of the complexities that enrich our world-view, not defects that could be corrected. The constructive aim of the book is to defend a pluralist approach to reasonable, practical, context-dependent, and particular w ... More

Keywords: Philosophy, problems, conflicts, modes of understanding, reason, pluralism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780198712756
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712756.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Kekes, author
Research Professor at Union College