This book presents a chain of argument as well as a conversation conducted in the presence of the major contributors to the "end-of-philosophy" debate: the critics of the dominantly Platonic-Cartesian-Kantian tradition and its defenders.
Part One: The Tradition 1. Subjecting the Tradition to Stress 2. Rorty and the Self-Image of Philosophy 3. How to Be Skeptical About Philosophy 4. The Tradition in Retreat 5. On Being Ontologically Unserious 6. Wittgenstein, Wittgensteinians, and the End of Philosophy Part Two: New Directions 7. Can There Be Progress in Philosophy? 8. Scientism, Pragmatism, and the Fate of Philosophy 9. Searching for an Emancipatory Perspective: Wide Reflective Equilibrium and the Hermeneutical Circle 10. Wide Reflective Equilibrium and the Transformation of Philosophy 11. In Defense of Wide Reflective Equilibrium