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Myriad philosophical methodologies


Rush, PA, Myriad philosophical methodologies, Metaphilosophy, 47, (4-5) pp. 679-695. ISSN 0026-1068 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1111/meta.12213


This article offers an overview of philosophical methodologies. In an attempt to avoid a certain circularity, the article itself tries to avoid consciously or solely deploying and engaging with any current standard notion of what constitutes a philosophical method or philosophy itself. It hopes to find some of the possible places in which philosophy occurs, and this turns out to include (at least) such endeavours as literature, art, poetry, and linguistics. From here it considers how almost anything - for example, conversation, everyday life, and love - can also be philosophy. An attempt is made to identify some characteristic feature of philosophy as it occurs in all such forms. In the end, the simultaneous enacting of a peculiar optimism and particular humility both, in the search for knowledge, is put forward as potentially sufficient to at least begin to identify philosophy across its many guises.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:metaphysics, philosophical methodology, non-philosophy, metaphilosophy, philosophy
Research Division:Philosophy and Religious Studies
Research Group:Philosophy
Research Field:Philosophy not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in philosophy and religious studies
UTAS Author:Rush, PA (Dr Penelope Rush)
ID Code:111800
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:School of Humanities
Deposited On:2016-10-07
Last Modified:2017-11-03

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