Since Rorty, the crisis of method and interests in philosophy has been at the forefront of metaphilosophy. In this book, Kai Nielsen, one of the most prominent critics of philosophy-as-usual, examines critically the most important claims made on behalf of philosophy. After rejecting as chimerical the ambitious claims of traditional, especially foun
Table of Contents
Preface -- Introduction -- Philosophy as Metaphysics -- Speculative Metaphysics -- Metaphysics and A Priori Knowledge -- Philosophy as Epistemology -- Epistemology and Skepticism -- The Foundationlist Quest -- Philosophy as Critique -- Philiosophy and the Problems of Life -- Critique and Meta-Inquiries -- Concluding Remarks
Kai Nielsen is emeritus professor of philosophy at the University of Calgary. He is the author of many books and articles on ethics, social and political philosophy, philosophy of religion, and metaphilosophy.