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    Naturalism and the Friends of Understanding.Kevin M. Cahill - 2014 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 44 (4):460-477.
    Paul Roth claims that “interpretivists” in the philosophy of social sciences like Charles Taylor assume a positivist caricature of natural science to motivate their arguments against naturalism in the social sciences. Roth argues that not only is adopting the view of meaning relied upon by those he sometimes refers to as the “friends of understanding” unmotivated once the critique of positivism has been taken on board, he argues further that Quine has shown why this “meaning realism” is unavailable in principle. (...)
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    Quietism or Description? McDowell in Dispute with Dreyfus.Kevin M. Cahill - 2014 - Review of Metaphysics 68 (2):395-409.
    This paper concerns the widely discussed exchange between Hubert Dreyfus and John McDowell that took place a few years back. The author first provides a brief sketch of how McDowell’s practice of philosophy for the last twenty or so years is best described as “quietist” in the spirit of the later Wittgenstein. Next, he shows that this exchange with Dreyfus is best understood as carried on largely in this spirit as well, even though McDowell somewhat inexplicably fails to acknowledge this (...)
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    Bildung and Decline.Kevin M. Cahill - 2009 - Philosophical Investigations 32 (1):23-43.
    My point of departure is the idea that Wittgenstein's work, especially his later work with its explicit emphasis on practices, seeks to engage a reader who is likely to come to philosophy with a certain cast of mind that includes unexamined commitments from a particular cultural context. I show how a substantial number of remarks by Wittgenstein in which he addresses cultural topics bring out the importance of the quite specific connections he saw between the philosophical problems with which he (...)
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  4. An "Exclusively Self-Regarding" Ethics: Response to Sluga.Kevin M. Cahill - 2018 - In Reshef Agam-Segal & Edmund Dain (eds.), Wittgenstein's Moral Thought. London and New York: Routledge. pp. 223-245.
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    Elucidation, Meta-Philosophy, and Hacker’s Use of “External Evidence”.Kevin M. Cahill - 2008 - Journal of Philosophical Research 33:73-99.
    In his paper, “Was He Trying to Whistle It,” P. M. S. Hacker argues that the weight of what he terms the “internal” and “external” evidence shows that the kind of interpretation of the Tractatus put forth by Cora Diamond is wrong. The internal evidence is the Tractatus itself, while the external evidence consists of some of Wittgenstein’s other philosophical writings, letters, and records of his discussions about the book. This paper critically examines the way Hacker uses some ofthe external (...)
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    Elucidation, Meta-Philosophy, and Hacker’s Use of “External Evidence”.Kevin M. Cahill - 2008 - Journal of Philosophical Research 33:73-99.
    In his paper, “Was He Trying to Whistle It,” P. M. S. Hacker argues that the weight of what he terms the “internal” and “external” evidence shows that the kind of interpretation of the Tractatus put forth by Cora Diamond is wrong. The internal evidence is the Tractatus itself, while the external evidence consists of some of Wittgenstein’s other philosophical writings, letters, and records of his discussions about the book. This paper critically examines the way Hacker uses some ofthe external (...)
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  7. The Fate of Wonder: Wittgenstein's Critique of Metaphysics and Modernity.Kevin M. Cahill - 2011 - Columbia University Press.
    Kevin M. Cahill reclaims one of Ludwig Wittgenstein's most passionately pursued endeavors: to reawaken a sense of wonder around human life and language and its mysterious place in the world. Following the philosopher's spiritual and cultural criticism and tying it more tightly to the overall evolution of his thought, Cahill frames an original interpretation of Wittgenstein's engagement with Western metaphysics and modernity, better contextualizing the force of his work. Cahill synthesizes several approaches to Wittgenstein's life and thought. He stresses the (...)
     
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    The Habitus, Coping Practices, and the Search for the Ground of Action.Kevin M. Cahill - 2016 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 46 (5):498-524.
    The article shows how in Outline of a Theory of Practice Pierre Bourdieu relies on a kind of philosophical myth in his attempt to dispel structuralist accounts of action. Section 2 is a summary of Bourdieu’s use of the concept of habitus against intellectualism and structuralism. Schatzki’s criticism of Bourdieu from a purportedly Wittgensteinian perspective is also examined. Section 3 relates Bourdieu’s use of habitus to a debate between Hubert Dreyfus and John McDowell about the role of concepts in action. (...)
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  9. Wittgenstein and Naturalism.Kevin M. Cahill & Thomas Raleigh (eds.) - 2017 - Routledge.
    Wittgenstein was centrally concerned with the puzzling nature of the mind, mathematics, morality and modality. He also developed innovative views about the status and methodology of philosophy and was explicitly opposed to crudely "scientistic" worldviews. His later thought has thus often been understood as elaborating a nuanced form of naturalism appealing to such notions as "form of life", "primitive reactions", "natural history", "general facts of nature" and "common behaviour of mankind". And yet, Wittgenstein is strangely absent from much of the (...)
     
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  10. Finite but Unbounded: New Approaches in Philosophical Anthropology.Thomas Schwarz Wentzer, Martin Gustafsson & Kevin M. Cahill (eds.) - 2017 - De Gruyter.
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    Index of Names.Thomas Schwarz Wentzer, Martin Gustafsson & Kevin M. Cahill - 2017 - In Thomas Schwarz Wentzer, Martin Gustafsson & Kevin M. Cahill (eds.), Finite but Unbounded: New Approaches in Philosophical Anthropology. De Gruyter. pp. 205-208.
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    Index of Subjects.Thomas Schwarz Wentzer, Martin Gustafsson & Kevin M. Cahill - 2017 - In Thomas Schwarz Wentzer, Martin Gustafsson & Kevin M. Cahill (eds.), Finite but Unbounded: New Approaches in Philosophical Anthropology. De Gruyter. pp. 209-212.
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