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By Robert J. Fogelin

Robert Fogelin right here collects fifteen of his essays, geared up round the topic of analyzing philosophical texts. The essays position specific emphasis on figuring out the argumentative or dialectical function that passages play within the particular context within which they happen. The a little superb results of taking this precept heavily is that convinced conventional, well-worked texts are given an intensive re-interpretation. in the course of the essays reprinted the following, Fogelin argues that, while rigorously learn, the philosophical place into consideration has extra benefit than mostly believed. integrated are essays facing texts from the works of Plato, Aquinas, Hume, Berkeley, Kant, fee, Hamilton, and Wittgenstein.

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