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Robert Brandom's Making It Explicit: Reasoning, Representing and Discursive Commitment is one of the most significant, talked about and daunting books published in philosophy in recent years. Featuring specially-commissioned chapters by leading international philosophers with replies by Brandom himself, Reading Brandom: On Making It Explicit is the first collection to clarify, critically appraise and further understanding of Brandom's important book.
Bernhard Weiss is Associate Professor in Philosophy at the University of Cape Town, and the author of How to Understand Language (2010); Michael Dummett (2002); and co-editor of Wittgenstein's Lasting Significance (2004), also published by Routledge. Jeremy Wanderer is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Cape Town, and the author of Robert Brandom (2008).
Table of Contents
Thought, Norms, and Discursive Practice
Language Not Mysterious?
The Evolution of ôWhy?ö
Normativity of Mind versus Philosophy as Explanation
Pragmatism and Inferentialism
Perception, Language, and the First Person
Brandom on Observation
Being Subject to the Rule To Do What the Rules Tell You To Do
The Challenge of Inferentialism
Inferentialism and some of its Challenges
Inference, Meaning, and Truth in Brandom, Sellars, and Frege
Should Semantics be Deflated?
Representation or Inference: Must We Choose? Should We?
What is Logic?
Truth and Expressive Completeness
Assertibilist Truth and Objective Content: Still Inexplicit?
Reply to Allan Gibbard's ôThought, Norms, and Discursive Practiceö
Reply to Charles Taylor's ôLanguage Not Mysterious?ö
Reply to Daniel Dennett's ôThe Evolution of 'Why?'ö
Reply to Sebastian Rödl's ôBrandom's Theory of the Mindö
Reply to John MacFarlane's ôPragmatism and Inferentialismö
Reply to Jeremy Wanderer's ôBrandom's Challengesö
Reply to Mark Lance and Rebecca Kukla's ôPerception, Language, and the First Personö
Reply to John McDowell's ôBrandom on Observationö
Reply to Roland Stout's ôBeing Subject to the Ruleö
Reply to Jerry Fodor and Ernest Lepore's ôBrandom Beleagueredö
Reply to Danielle Macbeth's ôInference, Meaning, and Truthö
Reply to Michael Dummett's ôShould Semantics be Deflated?ö
Reply to Michael Kremer's ôRepresentation or Inferenceö
Reply to Bernhard Weiss's ôWhat is Logic?ö
Reply to Kevin Scharp's ôTruth and Expressive Completenessö
Reply to Bob Hale and Crispin Wright's ôAssertibilist Truth and Objective Contentö
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