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Brandom

Loeffler, Ronald

Key Contemporary Thinkers

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1. Auflage November 2017
240 Seiten, Hardcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd

ISBN: 978-0-7456-6419-4
John Wiley & Sons

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Robert Brandom is one of the most renowned American philosophers today, discussed widely in analytic as well as continental philosophical communities on both sides of the Atlantic. His innovative neo-pragmatist approach to linguistic communication combines major contributions to the philosophies of language and mind, epistemology, metaphysics, and logic with intriguing interpretations of historical philosophers such as Kant, Hegel, and Wittgenstein. Yet, due to its boldly unorthodox and highly technical nature, Brandom's theory can also be found daunting.

In this accessible introduction, Ronald Loeffler provides a critical and clear-headed guide through the maze of Brandom's philosophy to date. He conveys the pioneering nature of Brandom's approach to language and communication with its unabashed appropriation of the German Idealistic tradition, and offers focused, sure-footed introductions to all major aspects of Brandom's thought, including Brandom's normative pragmatics and inferential role semantics and his theories of empirical knowledge, logical discourse, linguistic representation, and objectivity.

This book will be essential reading for students of philosophy, as well as those in related fields with interests in language, communication, and the nature of norm-governed social interaction.

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Robert Brandom is one of the most renowned American philosophers today, discussed widely in analytic as well as continental philosophical communities on both sides of the Atlantic. His innovative neo-pragmatist approach to linguistic communication combines major contributions to the philosophies of language and mind, epistemology, metaphysics, and logic with intriguing interpretations of historical philosophers such as Kant, Hegel, and Wittgenstein. Yet, due to its boldly unorthodox and highly technical nature, Brandom's theory can also be found daunting.

In this accessible introduction, Ronald Loeffler provides a critical and clear-headed guide through the maze of Brandom's philosophy to date. He conveys the pioneering nature of Brandom's approach to language and communication with its unabashed appropriation of the German Idealistic tradition, and offers focused, sure-footed introductions to all major aspects of Brandom's thought, including Brandom's normative pragmatics and inferential role semantics and his theories of empirical knowledge, logical discourse, linguistic representation, and objectivity.

This book will be essential reading for students of philosophy, as well as those in related fields with interests in language, communication, and the nature of norm-governed social interaction.

* Acknowledgements
* List of Abbreviations
* Introduction
* Chapter 1: Meaning and Communication
* Chapter 2: Mighty Dead: Kant and Hegel
* Chapter 3: Scorekeeping
* Chapter 4: Sentence Meaning, Term Meaning, Anaphora
* Chapter 5: Empirical Content and Empirical Knowledge
* Chapter 6: Logical Discourse
* Chapter 7: Representation and Communication
* Chapter 8: Phenomenalism about Norms and Objectivity
* Notes
* References
* Index
"Ronald Loeffler's outstanding introduction to Robert Brandom's thought covers all the bases: from situating the newcomer in Brandom's grounding appropriations of Kant and Hegel, through crystal clear explanations of the more technical but essential inferentialist semantics, to more critical reflections on how it all hangs together as a groundbreaking outlook on our rational nature. Highly recommended at all levels."
James R. O'Shea, University College Dublin

"Loeffler's new introduction to Brandom's work provides a very valuable guide to many of Brandom's key ideas and relations among those ideas. It will be especially helpful to the beginning student, but useful also for more advanced readers looking for a synoptic view of Brandom's corpus."
Danielle Macbeth, Haverford College
Ronald Loeffler is Associate Professor in Philosophy at Grand Valley State University.