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The Crisis of Method in Contemporary Analytic Philosophy

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2018.04.27 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Avner Baz, The Crisis of Method in Contemporary Analytic Philosophy, Oxford University Press, 2018, 224pp., $60.00, ISBN 9780198801887.   Reviewed by Herman Cappelen, University of Oslo/University of St. Andrews, and Max Deutsch, University of Hong Kong The literature on philosophical methodology is dominated by hyperbolic claims about philosophy's moral and intellectual decline and corruption. Since the discipline's beginning, its imminent death has been a constant theme. This tradition of flagellantism starts with the Platonic dialogues, goes through Hume, Kant, Wittgenstein, and the logical positivists, and continues through, for example, Rorty, and the experimental philosophy movement. Avner Baz has written a book in this tradition. The central theme is that there's a crisis in philosophy because of the use of the so-called method of cases. Part of our critical discussion below will focus on what this. . .

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