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100 1  Appiah, Anthony,|eauthor 
245 10 As if :|bidealization and ideals /|cKwame Anthony Appiah 
264  1 Cambridge, Massachusetts :|bHarvard University Press,
300    xvi, 218 pages ;|c19 cm 
336    text|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|2rdamedia 
338    volume|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references and index 
505 0  Useful untruths: lessons from Hans Vaihinger -- A measure 
       of belief: lessons from Frank Ramsey -- Political ideals: 
       lessons from John Rawls 
520    "Idealization is a central feature of human thought. We 
       build ideal models in the sciences, our politics is guided
       by pictures of impossible utopias, and our thinking about 
       the arts and moral life is guided by images of how things 
       might have been. In all these cases we sometimes proceed 
       with a representation of the world that we know is not 
       true or aim at a world we accept we cannot realize. This 
       is the world of the "as if," which the philosopher Hans 
       Vaihinger delineated at the turn of the century, in ways 
       he traced back to Kant. In this book, I aim to explore 
       idealization in aesthetics, ethics, and metaphysics, as 
       well as in the philosophy of mind, of language, of 
       religion, and of the social and natural sciences. No one 
       could be an expert on all of these things, but sometimes 
       in philosophy it helps to stand back and take a broader 
       view. On the way I hope to illuminate many issues, large 
       and small, but there is one over-arching lesson: our best 
       chance of understanding the world must be to have a 
       plurality of ways of thinking about it. This book is about
       why we need a multitude of pictures of the world. It is a 
       gentle jeremiad against theoretical monism."--|cProvided 
       by publisher 
650  0 Idealism 
650  0 Pluralism 
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