The Rules of Thought

2014.05.27 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Jonathan Jenkins Ichikawa and Benjamin W. Jarvis, The Rules of Thought, Oxford University Press, 2013, 354pp., $55.00 (hbk),
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2014.05.27 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Jonathan Jenkins Ichikawa and Benjamin W. Jarvis, The Rules of Thought, Oxford University Press, 2013, 354pp., $55.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199661800. Reviewed by Gurpreet Rattan, University of Toronto This book is about a lot of things, but fundamentally it is about the philosophy of philosophy. In it, Jonathan Jenkins Ichikawa and Benjamin Jarvis cover a wide and difficult terrain as they defend a rationalist conception of philosophy: "philosophical traditionalism". This is the view that "philosophical inquiry is, in certain canonical cases, a priori inquiry into the essential natures of objects, properties and relations" (2). It is based in an account of "pure rational thinking" (1) that construes thinking in a broadly Fregean way (5) that not only incorporates the notion of sense, but also emphasizes Fregean concerns about objectivity and intersubjective validity (9).. . .

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