The Place of Prejudice: A Case for Reasoning within the World

2014.08.08 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Adam Adatto Sandel, The Place of Prejudice: A Case for Reasoning within the World, Harvard University Press, 2014, 268pp., $45.00
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2014.08.08 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Adam Adatto Sandel, The Place of Prejudice: A Case for Reasoning within the World, Harvard University Press, 2014, 268pp., $45.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780674726840. Reviewed by Georgia Warnke, University of California, Riverside On the back cover, Charles Taylor writes that this book "presents 'the prejudice against prejudice' and then the case against it in a clear and eloquent manner." I think this description is accurate. "The prejudice against prejudice" is Hans-Georg Gadamer's phrase, and The Place of Prejudice retraces part of the path of the second section of his Truth and Method. Adam Adatto Sandel presents the arguments Heidegger and Gadamer mount in favor of the role of prejudice and elaborates on their development of a situated conception of reason. Like Gadamer, Sandel also argues for the relevance of Aristotle in advancing this conception, and he concludes by defending the role of rhetoric in political. . .

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