Seeing, Knowing, Understanding: Philosophical Essays

ISBN : 9780198809753

Barry Stroud
304 Pages
135 x 216 mm
Pub date
May 2018
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Barry Stroud presents nineteen of his philosophical essays written since 2001, on topics to do with knowing, seeing, and understanding. He discusses the nature of philosophy, sense experience, the possibility of perceptual knowledge, intentional action and self-knowledge, the reality of the colours of things, alien thought and the limits of understanding, moral knowledge, meaning, use, and understanding of language.


1 What is Philosophy? (2001)
2 The Pursuit of Philosophy (2008)
3 The Epistemological Promise of Externalism (2005)
4 Epistemological Self-Profile (2010)
5 Explaining Perceptual Knowledge (2009)
6 Scepticism and the Senses (2009)
7 Seeing What is So (2011)
8 Perceptual Knowledge and the Primacy of Judgment (2015)
9 Doing Something Intentionally and Knowing That You Are Doing It (2013
10 Judgement, Self-Consciousness, Idealism (2013)
11 Feelings and the Ascription of Feelings (2011)
12 Kant's Transcendental Deduction (2017)
13 Unmasking and Dispositionalism (2004)
14 Are the Colours of Things Secondary Qualities? (2017)
15 Concepts of Colour and Limits of Understanding (2014)
16 Logical Aliens and the 'Ground' of Necessary Truth (2017)
17 Ways of Meaning and Knowing Moral Realities (2016)
18 Meaning and Understanding (2011)
19 Davidson and Wittgenstein on Meaning and Understanding (2017)

About the author: 

Barry Stroud is Willis S. and Marion Slusser Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy. He is the author of Hume (1977), The Significance of Philosophical Scepticism (OUP, 1984), The Quest for Reality (OUP, 2000), Engagement and Metaphysical Dissatisfaction (2011), and three other collections of essays: Understanding Human Knowledge (OUP, 2000), Meaning, Understanding, and Practice (OUP, 2000), and Philosophers Past and Present (2011).

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