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Is there Progress in Philosophy? A Brief Case for Optimism

Stoljar, Daniel

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This chapter sets out an optimistic view of philosophical progress. The key idea is that the historical record speaks in favor of there being progress at least if we are clear about what philosophical problems are, and what it takes to solve them. I end by asking why so many people tend toward a pessimistic view of philosophical progress.

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Book chapter
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/170499
Book Title: Philosophy's Future The Problem of Philosophical Progress
DOI: .1002/9781119210115.ch8

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