Reshaping Reason

Reshaping Reason

Toward A New Philosophy

eBook - 2005
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In Reshaping Reason, John McCumber advocates new life for American philosophy. Atpresent, McCumber believes, American philosophy is ready to go in new directions, but Americanphilosophers remain hopelessly divided between analytic or Continental approaches. There seems to beno middle ground, and the debate between the two traditions has created indifference to the field,both in wider intellectual culture and among philosophers themselves. Here, McCumber brings togetheraspects of analytic and Continental philosophy to give, for the first time, a fully temporalizedaccount of reason. He proposes an expanded set of rational tools for reason and with these toolstakes a fresh look at key issues in ontology, ethics, and social philosophy. This is a gutsy andambitious book that not only shows philosophy’s achievements and failures in cold light, butsuggests how philosophy might become more rigorous and relevant to society at large.



Indiana University Press

In Reshaping Reason, John McCumber advocates new life for American philosophy. At present, McCumber believes, American philosophy is ready to go in new directions, but American philosophers remain hopelessly divided between analytic or Continental approaches. There seems to be no middle ground, and the debate between the two traditions has created indifference to the field, both in wider intellectual culture and among philosophers themselves. Here, McCumber brings together aspects of analytic and Continental philosophy to give, for the first time, a fully temporalized account of reason. He proposes an expanded set of rational tools for reason and with these tools takes a fresh look at key issues in ontology, ethics, and social philosophy. This is a gutsy and ambitious book that not only shows philosophy's achievements and failures in cold light, but suggests how philosophy might become more rigorous and relevant to society at large.


In Reshaping Reason, John McCumber advocates new life for American philosophy. At present, McCumber believes, American philosophy is ready to go in new directions, but American philosophers remain hopelessly divided between analytic or Continental approaches. There seems to be no middle ground, and the debate between the two traditions has created indifference to the field, both in wider intellectual culture and among philosophers themselves. Here, McCumber brings together aspects of analytic and Continental philosophy to give, for the first time, a fully temporalized account of reason. He proposes an expanded set of rational tools for reason and with these tools takes a fresh look at key issues in ontology, ethics, and social philosophy. This is a gutsy and ambitious book that not only shows philosophy’s achievements and failures in cold light, but suggests how philosophy might become more rigorous and relevant to society at large.



Publisher: Bloomington, IN : Indiana University Press, c2005
ISBN: 9780253111289
0253111285
9780253110503
0253110505
9780253345035
0253345030
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvi, 263 p.)

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