The Unity of Content and Form in Philosophical Writing: The Perils of Conformity

2014.03.17 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Jon Stewart, The Unity of Content and Form in Philosophical Writing: The Perils of Conformity, Bloomsbury, 2013, 217pp.,
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2014.03.17 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Jon Stewart, The Unity of Content and Form in Philosophical Writing: The Perils of Conformity, Bloomsbury, 2013, 217pp., $120.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781472512765. Reviewed by Keith Allen, University of York Jon Stewart’s book is a fascinating and thought-provoking study of the relationship between the content of philosophical works and the form in which they are expressed. Stewart argues that the homogeneity of the currently received forms of philosophical expression -- the journal article and its extended form, the monograph -- stands in stark contrast with the diverse forms of expression that philosophical writing has taken throughout its history. Moreover, Stewart argues that the current homogeneity of expression is damaging to philosophy as a discipline: not only are certain philosophical claims and arguments well suited to particular forms of expression, but by privileging one form of. . .

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