Reading Brandom: On Making It Explicit

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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 clarifies, critically appraises and furthers understanding of Brandom’s important book.

Divided into four parts - ‘Normative Pragmatics’; ‘The Challenge of Inferentialism’; ‘Inferentialist Semantics’; and ‘Brandom’s Replies’, Reading Brandom covers the following key aspects of Brandom’s work:

  • inferentialism vs. representationalism
  • normativity in philosophy of language and mind
  • pragmatics and the centrality of asserting
  • language entries and exits
  • meaning and truth
  • semantic deflationism and logical locutions.

Essential reading for students and scholars of philosophy of language and mind, Reading Brandom is also an excellent companion volume to Reading McDowell: On Mind and World, also published by Routledge.

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About the author

Bernhard Weiss is Senior Lecturer in philosophy at the University of Cape Town, South Africa.  He is the author of Michael Dummett (2002) and co-editor of Wittgenstein's Lasting Significance (Routledge 2004).  

Jeremy Wanderer is Lecturer in philosophy at the University of Cape Town.

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Routledge
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Published on
Apr 13, 2010
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Pages
384
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ISBN
9781136971846
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Language
English
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Genres
Philosophy / Epistemology
Philosophy / General
Philosophy / Language
Philosophy / Mind & Body
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