Philosophical Essays

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U of Nebraska Press, 1965 - Philosophy - 209 pages

The essays in this collection are not confined to any one period or any one subject. Nearly every one, in the author's words, is "an attempt to understand some short passage from the work of some philosopher, teasing the passage with analogies of sense. If one were to describe the method, as Descartes described his method, the method of doubt, perhaps it might best be described as the method of failure."

 

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Contents

Preface
1
The Expression Theory of Art
21
Descartes Skepticism of the Senses
51
Variations on a Theme by Mr Costello
65
Descartes Evil Genius
85
The Mystery of Time
99
Reflections on Moores Recent Book
129
On Many Occasions I Have in Sleep Been Deceived
149
The Blue Book
175
The Terms of Ordinary Language Are
203
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About the author (1965)

O.K. Bouwsma (1898-1978) was a professor of philosophy at the University of Nebraska from 1928-1965.

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