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Idealism: New Essays in Metaphysics

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2018.06.17 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Tyron Goldschmidt and Kenneth L. Pearce (ed.), Idealism: New Essays in Metaphysics, Oxford University Press, 2017, 336 pp., $60.00, ISBN 9780198746973. Reviewed by Adam P. Taylor, North Dakota State University The familiar narrative about the early days of analytic philosophy tells us of its triumph over the needless metaphysical excesses of its immediate forerunners, the idealists. In one form or another, idealism was the paramount philosophical view of the 19th century. Nowadays, however, the bulwarks of idealism are largely abandoned. Few defend the view, and fewer still are willing to take the time to consider its claims seriously. Materialism and dualism dominate the philosophical landscape. The essays offered in this volume are, the editors tell us, intended to "correct the unjustified neglect of idealism by presenting a variety of arguments for and against various versions of idealism" (p. ix). In. . .

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