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Philosophy Within Its Proper Bounds

Edouard Machery


In Philosophy Within Its Proper Bounds, Edouard Machery argues that resolving many traditional and contemporary philosophical issues is beyond our epistemic reach and that philosophy should reorient itself toward more humble, but ultimately more important intellectual endeavors. Attempts to resolve such issues are modally immodest: Any resolution would require an epistemic access to metaphysical possibilities and necessities, which, Edouard Machery argues, we do not have. In effect, then, Philosophy Within Its Proper Bounds defends a form of modal skepticism. The book assesses the main philoso ... More

Keywords: metaphilosophy, method of cases, experimental philosophy, modal skepticism, conceptual analysis, thought experiments, intuition

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198807520
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198807520.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Edouard Machery, author
University of Pittsburgh