Author Queloz, Matthieu, 1989- author
Title The practical origins of ideas : genealogy as conceptual reverse-engineering / Matthieu Queloz
Imprint Oxford, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2021
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  B398.I3 Q39 2021    AVAILABLE    30610020652863
Edition First edition
Descript xii, 281 pages ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note "This book builds on a series of published articles...these articles grew out of a dissertation written under the auspices of Markus Wild and Martin Kusch"--Acknowledgement
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-273) and index
"In The Practical Origins of Ideas Matthieu Queloz presents a philosophical method designed to answer such questions: the method of pragmatic genealogy. 0Pragmatic genealogies are partly fictional, partly historical narratives exploring what might have driven us to develop certain ideas in order to discover what these do for us. The book uncovers an under-appreciated tradition of pragmatic genealogy which cuts across the analytic-continental divide, running from the state-of-nature stories of David Hume and the early genealogies of Friedrich Nietzsche to recent work in analytic philosophy by Edward Craig, Bernard Williams, and Miranda Fricker.0However, these genealogies combine fictionalizing and historicizing in ways that even philosophers sympathetic to the use of state-of-nature fictions or real history have found puzzling. To make sense of why both fictionalizing and historicizing are called for, this book offers a systematic account of pragmatic genealogies as dynamic models serving to reverse-engineer the points of ideas in relation not only to near-universal human needs, but also to socio-historically situated needs. This allows the method to offer us explanation without reduction and to help us understand what led our ideas to shed the traces of their practical origins. Far from being normatively inert, moreover, pragmatic genealogy can affect the space of reasons, guiding attempts to improve our conceptual repertoire by helping us determine whether and when our ideas are worth having"-- Provided by publisher
Subject Idea (Philosophy)
Genealogy (Philosophy)
Philosophy of mind
Genealogy (Philosophy) fast (OCoLC)fst00939692
Idea (Philosophy) fast (OCoLC)fst00966826
Philosophy of mind. fast (OCoLC)fst01060840