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Methods and Skills for Philosophy
An Advanced Guide

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ISBN 9781138818521
September 1, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
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Table of Contents

Preface  Introduction  Chapter 1: Arguments and Evidence  1.1. Validity and Soundness  1.2. Suppositions and  Assertions  1.3. Flaws and Fallacies   1.4. Logical, Epistemic and Rule Circularity  1.5. Annotated further Reading  Chapter 2: Conceptual Analysis  2.1. Necessary and Sufficient Conditions  2.2. Definitions, Analogies and Counterexamples  2.3. The Paradox of Analysis  2.4. Common Sense versus Theoretical Explication  2.5. Annotated further Reading  Chapter 3: Analyticity, A Priority and Necessity  3.1. The Analytic-Synthetic Distinction  3.2. Knowledge from the Armchair  3.3. Modalities I: De Re and De Dicto  3.4. Modalities II: Deontic, Epistemic and Metaphysical  3.5. Annotated further Reading  Chapter 4: Logic and Language  4.1. Semantics and Pragmatics  4.2. Possible Worlds and Modal Logic  4.3. Conditionals  4.4. Probability Theory  4.5. Annotated further Reading  Chapter 5: Explanation, Reduction and Causation  5.1. Models of Explanation and Reduction  5.2. From Function to Functionalism  5.3. Supervenience and Multiple Realizability  5.4. The Metaphysics of Causation  5.5. Annotated further Reading  Chapter 6: Philosophical Strategies and Dialectics  6.1. Descriptive, Normative and Revisionary Approaches  6.2. Disputes: Verbal, Trivial or Substantive  6.3. Argumentative Heuristics for Theory Construction  6.4. The Method of Reflective Equilibrium  6.5. Annotated further Reading  Chapter 7: Intuitions and X-Phi  7.1. The Role of Rational Intuitions in Philosophy  7.2. Thought Experiments and the Method of Cases  7.3. Experimental Philosophy  7.4. Methodological Naturalism and Natural Science  7.5. Annotated further Reading  Bibliography

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Jesper Kallestrup is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. His main area of research is philosophy of mind, philosophy of language and epistemology.