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Reality and Culture

Essays on the Philosophy of Bernard Harrison


Edited by Patricia Hanna

More than being a volume about the philosophy of Bernard Harrison, this volume is about how Harrison conceptualizes the creation of the human world. One might be tempted to classify Harrison as a major voice in many diverse discussions—philosophy of literature, philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, color studies, epistemology, metaphysics, moral philosophy, philosophy of culture, Wittgenstein, antisemitism, and more—without recognizing a unifying strand that ties them together. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Harrison contests and destabilizes a persistent and misleading alignment of culture with subjectivity—whether found in unexamined distinctions between nature and culture or appearance and reality. His general aim has been to undermine the belief that human culture deals in smoke and mirrors, and that the only realities are those of extra-human nature. He emphasizes the paraxial foundation of meaning, and argues that the creative inventions of language and culture are as real as any extra-linguistic reality. While granting the existence of extra-human reality, he holds it to be, in itself, conceptually unorganised, but nevertheless cognitively accessible by way of sense-perception and physical manipulation.
This volume offers new critical essays that examine Harrison’s corpus, written by distinguished voices in philosophy and literary studies. It bridges many of the abysses of conflicting opinion opened by the culture wars of the past half-century. Importantly, it includes an opening essay by Harrison that elucidates the unifying strand running through his variegated philosophical writings, and concludes with a chapter in which he replies to and reflects on the other critical essays herein.

Jochen Schuff

auf die intersubjektive Anlage ästhetischen Urteilens. Noë präsentiert das als entscheidende Idee Kants: Kant argued that aesthetic judgments are made in »the universal voice«. They may be subjective. But they aren’t reflective of my arbitrary, accidental, subjective tastes or attitudes. When I judge

Jochen Schuff

individual works of art. I think of this emphasis as letting a work of art have a voice in what philosophy says about it, and I regard the attention as a way of testing whether the time is past in which taking seriously the philosophical bearing of a particular work of art can be a measure of the seriousness

Ursula Renz

-called empiricists take self-knowledge to be the result of some sort of perception, second-order monitoring, or different sorts of inferential processes, 1 defenders of rationalism have not grown tired of voicing their conviction of there being, irreducibly and necessarily as it were, some sort of basic self

E. Paul Colella

contributions were in fields remote from such concerns as these. As a pioneer voice of scientific psychology and the most highly visible proponent of American pragmatism, James never turned his professional attention to political theory. Yet, if Schlosberg’s assertion is accurate, it must be possible to fashion

Being in America

Sixty Years of the Metaphysical Society


Edited by Brian G. Henning and David Kovacs

Since its founding in 1950, the Metaphysical Society of America has remained a pluralistic community dedicated to rigorous philosophical inquiry into the most basic metaphysical questions. At each year’s conference, the presidential address offers original insights into metaphysical questions. Both the insights and the questions are as perennial as they are relevant to contemporary philosophers.
This volume collects eighteen of the finest representatives from those presidential addresses, including contributions from George Allan, Richard Bernstein, Norris Clarke, Vincent Colapietro, Frederick Ferré, Jorge J. E. Gracia, Joseph Grange, Marjorie Grene, George Klubertanz, Ivor Leclerc, Ralph McInerny, Ernan McMullin, Joseph Owens, John Herman Randall, Jr., Nicholas Rescher, Stanley Rosen, John E. Smith, and Robert Sokolowski. Also included are Paul Weiss’s inaugural address to the Society, an introduction chronicling the history of the Society, and an original Foreword by William Desmond and Epilogue by Robert Neville.

Sune Frølund

-entities occur immediately and cannot be separated from the half-thing itself. 46 Schmitz illustrates half-entities with the example of the voice, which should not be understood in a physical sense as vibrating air molecules but as an experiential phenomenon. You hear the voice of a person as one and the

Don Berkich

Movement for Actors epva 382 Creative Dramatics epva 391 Makeup and Costume Construction epva 392 Voice and Diction epva 401 & 402 Pole Dancing i & ii epva 411 & 412 Choreography and Performance in the All-Male Review i & ii epva 421 Intermediate Writing for

Gustavo Arroyo

overpoweringly strong bias against it, for, if it is true, philosophy is, at best, a slight help to lexicographers, and at worst, an idle tea-table amusement. russell 1959 , 217 Russell voices in this passage the real motives for not accepting Wittgenstein’s later proposals: they render unnecessary an

A Critical Essay on the Exercise of Critique

On the Impossibility of Reconciling Ontology and Epistemology

Steen Nepper Larsen

judge. If any critique should have its place on Earth, then it must breed meanings. These should be presented as offers to be debated with the people at whom the critique is directed. The listening ‘victims’ should have the opportunity to interpret the critics’ voices without fear. At the same time