Reshaping Reason

Reshaping Reason

Toward a New Philosophy
McCumber, John
Distribution: World
Publication date: 10/09/2007
Format: Paperback 1 figures
ISBN: 978-0-253-21936-7
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Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2005

In Reshaping Reason, John McCumber breathes new life into American philosophy. Moving past the tired divide between "analytic" and "continental" camps, he proposes new directions to unite a discipline which has become more unfocused and invisible. McCumber recommends a new set of rational tools to enable philosophers and then puts these tools to work to redefine epistemology, ontology, and ethics. Reshaping Reason explores philosophy's achievements and failures in a cold light and paves the way for the discipline to become more meaningful and relevant to society at large.

Author Bio

John McCumber is Professor of Germanic Languages at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is author of Metaphysics and Oppression (IUP, 1999) and Philosophy and Freedom (IUP, 2000).

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