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The a posteriori armchair

Nolan, Daniel


A lot of good philosophy is done in the armchair, but is nevertheless a posteriori. This paper clarifies and then defends that claim. Among the a posteriori activities done in the armchair are assembling and evaluating commonplaces; formulating theoretical alternatives; and integrating well-known past a posteriori discoveries. The activity that receives the most discussion, however, is the application of theoretical virtues to choose philosophical theories: The paper argues that much of this is...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Australasian Journal of Philosophy
DOI: 10.1080/00048402.2014.961165


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