Points of View

Paperback | March 15, 2000

byA. W. Moore

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A. W. Moore argues in this bold and ambitious book that it is possible to think about the world 'from no point of view'. He examines this idea, explains its significance, and considers reasons for thinking that such a thing is not possible. In particular, drawing on the work of Kant andWittgenstein, he considers transcendental idealism. This leads to the heart of his project: a study of ineffability and nonsense. His fundamental idea is that transcendental idealism is nonsense resulting from the attempt to express certain inexpressible insights. This idea is applied to a widerange of fundamental philosophical issues, including the nature of persons, the subject-matter of mathematics, anti-realism, value, and God; Moores original approach forges unexpected connections between the various questions he addresses. Points of View is a lucid and lively study of the relationbetween reality and our representations of it, the upshot of which is a powerful critique of our own finitude.

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A. W. Moore argues in this bold and ambitious book that it is possible to think about the world 'from no point of view'. He examines this idea, explains its significance, and considers reasons for thinking that such a thing is not possible. In particular, drawing on the work of Kant andWittgenstein, he considers transcendental idealism...

Adrian Moore is Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy at St Hugh's College, Oxford.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:328 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.71 inPublished:March 15, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198250622

ISBN - 13:9780198250623

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[no chapter-titles - the book is set out more like a novel than a monograph]

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`ambitious and wide-ranging, touching on many issues'Steven D Hales, MIND, 109, 433 January 2000