Oxford University Press (2002)

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David Cooper
Durham University
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David Cooper explores and defends the view that a reality independent of human perspectives is necessarily indescribable, a "mystery." Other views are shown to be hubristic. Humanists, for whom "man is the measure" of reality, exaggerate our capacity to live without the sense of an independent measure. Absolutists, who proclaim our capacity to know an independent reality, exaggerate our cognitive powers. In this highly original book Cooper restores to philosophy a proper appreciation of mystery-that is what provides a measure of our beliefs and conduct.
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Call number B105.H8.C68 2007
ISBN(s) 0199235988   9780199235988   0198238274   9780198238270
DOI 10.1093/mind/113.449.164
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