Review of Avner Baz, The Crisis of Method in Contemporary Analytic Philosophy [Book Review]

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Nat Hansen
University of Reading
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This is the second book by Baz that aims to show that a big chunk of contemporary philosophy is fundamentally misguided. His first book, When Words Are Called For: A Defense of Ordinary Language Philosophy (2012) adopted a therapeutic approach (in the Wittgensteinian style) to problems in contemporary epistemology, arguing that when properly thought through, the way philosophers talk about ‘knowing’ that something is the case ultimately does not make sense. Baz’s goal in his second book is less therapeutic and more constructive: he aims to start a methodological revolution (in the Kuhnian sense)—to shake contemporary philosophers out of the unconscious habits of normal science and provoke them into making a radical change in the methods they use to do philosophy and the basic assumptions that motivate those methods.
Keywords ordinary language philosophy  contextualism  knowledge  epistemology  experimental philosophy  philosophical methodology  J.L. Austin  Wittgenstein
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