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Mystic and the Ineffable - Some Epistemological, Political, and Metaphilosophical Concerns

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ISBN-10: 3836456435

ISBN-13: 9783836456432

Edition: N/A

Authors: Christopher Yorke

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Mysticism and the sciences have traditionally been theoretical enemies, and the closer that philosophy allies itself with the sciences, the greater the philosophical tendency has been to attack mysticism as a possible avenue towards the acquisition of knowledge and/or understanding. Science and modern philosophy generally aim for epistemic disclosure of their contents, and, conversely, mysticism either aims at the restriction of esoteric knowledge, or claims such knowledge to be non-transferable. Thus the mystic is typically seen by analytic philosophers as a variety of 'private language' speaker, although the plausibility of such a position is seemingly foreclosed by Wittgenstein's work in…    
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List price: $64.00
Publisher: VDM Verlag Dr. Mueller e.K.
Binding: Perfect 
Pages: 104
Size: 6.69" wide x 9.61" long x 0.22" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English