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This review is from: Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature (Paperback)
After tracks of real works by Kant, Nietzsche, Wittgenstein, Baudrillaird, Derrida and all I could muster. THIS BOOK was the clarfiying canon after a BA Philosophy degree. Answered alot of my questions and gave me perspective..Long after courses on Philosophical Logic, Philsophy of Science and Meta-Ethics and all was studied. Very fond of this book. Cured alot of misplaced thinking about thinking and set a clear 21st C perspective for me. Changed my life in a very real way.
Not a very helpful view.But it is a 5 star rating classic. I`d recommend it to BA Philosophers and over or people who really have read some philosophy as a clarifying guide to the perplexed and to people who think alot of Philosophy and who know the Analytical Anglo-American tradition who need some curing if that is the right word and not too Wittgensteinian. I think this is a great work and a great book by a well informed writer. Clarity for me in it`s droves. I cannot recommend it enough for someone in middle of a BA Philosophy course, certainly in England but probabaly worldwide. This book is the best clarifying influence I read with indepth interpretation of the whole scene of Philosophy alive today. Not easy book enless you are really educated in Philosophy to at least a small part. But if you are it might full in more gaps than you think are possible. It is a clear expose of things of someone who really is erudite and in tune with what is the current Western tradtion in it`s fullest sense. A great work on the shelf any professor would be glad to read and a possible life clariifier for an undergraduate or post grad on their journey. A must to Philosophers of degree standard or for someone who really wants to know and has some background reading in Philosophy. This chap writes very well.A no wonder he heads many USA institutions in Philosophy. This book is very clearly written by someone who very clearly understands what Wittgenstein and what the tradtion today really is and really means. This book put late 20th C Philosophy into perspective for me and that is no small feat really with how many books I had read previously to get to this point. Well worth reading. If you want a grand survey of 20th C Philosophy and where we are now is. No short cuts. This book is quite heavy and you have to think and it helps to know. But it is well worth the effort.