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The Cambridge Companion to Philosophical Methodology

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2018.02.17 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Giuseppina D'Oro and Søren Overgaard (eds.), The Cambridge Companion to Philosophical Methodology, Cambridge University Press, 2017, 466pp., $29.99 (pbk), ISBN 9781107547360.       Reviewed by Mario De Caro, Università Roma Tre/Tufts University In his influential The Philosophy of Philosophy, Timothy Williamson wrote: "Contemporary philosophy lacks a self-image that does it justice." The reason offered for this claim was convincing: all the proposed self-images are "false when bold, uninformative when cautious" (ix). However, realizing that we lack a satisfying self-image of philosophy (i.e., a good metaphilosophy) gives us an excellent motivation to try harder; unsurprisingly, then, in recent years, metaphilosophy has become very popular. Giuseppina D'Oro and Søren Overgaard's book is an important new contribution. As the editors make clear in their introduction, philosophical methodology is a branch of. . .

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