Works by Ayers, Michael Richard (exact spelling)

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    "The End of Metaphysics" and the Historiography of Philosophy.Michael Richard Ayers - 1985 - In A. J. Holland (ed.), Philosophy, Its History and Historiography. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Reidel. pp. 27-40.
    No doubt most philosophers who spend time on the history of philosophy are familiar with that question asked to embarrass (and liable to be asked by scientists in particular) why the history of the subject should be thought a significant part of the subject itself. Either there is progress in philosophy, it is said, or there is not. If there is progress, why the laborious backward glances? How can the past be so important? Why aren’t philosophers like psychologists, given perhaps (...)
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  2. Response to Comments and Criticisms.Michael Richard Ayers - 2021 - Grazer Philosophische Studien 98 (4):600-627.
    These responses are replies to the contributions to a book symposium devoted to my book Knowing and Seeing. Groundwork for a New Empiricism (2019), held at the University of Vienna in February 2020.
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