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  1. American Philosophers' Ideas of Ultimate Reality and Meaning.Andrew J. Reck & Institute for Encyclopedia of Human Ideas on Ultimate Reality and Meaning - 1994
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    Language of Emotions, Peacock’s Tail or Auditory Cheesecake? Musical Meaning: Philosophy Vs. Evolutionary Psychology.Tomasz Szubart - 2019 - In Andrej Démuth (ed.), Cognitive Rethinking of Beauty. Uniting the Philosophy and Cognitive Studies of Aesthetic Perception. Berlin: Peter Lang.
    Traditional views concerning musical meaning, in the field of philosophy, quite often oscillate around the discussion of whether music can transfer meaning (and if so if it happens by a means similar to language). Philosophers have provided a wide range of views – according to some, music has no meaning whatsoever, or if there is any meaning involved, it is only of a formal/structural significance. According to the opposing views, music can contain meaning similarly to (...)
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  3. Is Philosophy All About the Meaning of Life?James Tartaglia - 2016 - Metaphilosophy 47 (2):283-303.
    This article defends a conception of philosophy popular outside the discipline but unpopular within it: that philosophy is unified by a concern with the meaning of life. First, it argues against exceptionalist theses according to which philosophy is unique among academic disciplines in not being united by a distinctive subject matter. It then presents a positive account, showing that the issue of the meaning of life is uniquely able to reveal unity between the practical and theoretical concerns of (...)
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    Mind, Meaning, and Knowledge: Themes From the Philosophy of Crispin Wright.Annalisa Coliva (ed.) - 2012 - Oxford University Press.
    This volume is a collective exploration of major themes in the work of Crispin Wright, one of today's leading philosophers. These newly commissioned papers are divided into four sections, preceded by a substantial Introduction, which places them in the context of the development of Wright's ideas. The distinguished contributors address issues such as the rule-following problem, knowledge of our meanings and minds, truth, realism, anti-realism and relativism, as well as the nature of perceptual justification, the cogency of arguments such as (...)
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  5. What's It All About?: Philosophy and the Meaning of Life.Julian Baggini - 2005 - Oxford University Press.
    What is the meaning of life? It is a question that has intrigued the great philosophers--and has been hilariously lampooned by Monty Python. Indeed, the whole idea strikes many of us as vaguely pompous, a little absurd. Is there one profound and mysterious meaning to life, a single ultimate purpose behind human existence? In What's It All About?, Julian Baggini says no, there is no single meaning. Instead, Baggini argues meaning can be found in a variety (...)
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    Finding a Replacement for the Soul: Mind and Meaning in Literature and Philosophy.Brett Bourbon - 2004 - Harvard University Press.
    Approaching the study of literature as a unique form of the philosophy of language and mind--as a study of how we produce nonsense and imagine it as sense--this ...
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  7. Meaning Changes: A Study of Thomas Kuhn's Philosophy.Jouni-Matti Kuukkanen - 2008 - Vdm Verlag Dr. Müller.
     
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  8. Philosophy: Thinking About Meaning.John Wilson - 1968 - London: Heinemann Educational.
     
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  9. Philosophy, Religion, and the Meaning of Life.Francis J. Ambrosio - 2009 - Teaching Co..
     
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  10. The Problem of Meaning with Special Reference to Wittgenstein and Śaṅkara: A Case Study in the Philosophy of Language.S. Panneerselvam - 1993 - Radhakrishnan Institute for Advanced Study in Philosophy, University of Madras.
  11. Ways of Meaning: An Introduction to a Philosophy of Language.Mark Bretton Plattdes - 1979 - Routledge and Kegan Paul.
  12. Philosophy of Meaning and Representation.R. C. Pradhan - 1996 - D.K. Printworld.
     
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  13. Meaning and Ontology in Frege's Philosophy.Hans D. Sluga (ed.) - 1993 - Garland.
     
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    Psychosemantics: The Problem of Meaning In the Philosophy of Mind.Jay L. Garfield - 1987 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 51 (1):235-240.
  15. Science, Understanding, and Truth: (A Study of the Meaning Variance Problem in the Philosophy of Science).R. D. Gunaratne - 1980 - Ministry of Higher Education, Republic of Sri Lanka.
     
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  16. Psychosemantics: The Problem of Meaning in the Philosophy of Mind.Jerry A. Fodor - 1987 - MIT Press.
  17. Contextualism in Philosophy: Knowledge, Meaning, and Truth.Gerhard Preyer & Georg Peter (eds.) - 2005 - Oxford University Press.
    In epistemology and in philosophy of language there is fierce debate about the role of context in knowledge, understanding, and meaning. Many contemporary epistemologists take seriously the thesis that epistemic vocabulary is context-sensitive. This thesis is of course a semantic claim, so it has brought epistemologists into contact with work on context in semantics by philosophers of language. This volume brings together the debates, in a set of twelve specially written essays representing the latest work by leading figures in (...)
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    Education and Meaning: Philosophy in Practice.Paddy Walsh - 1993 - Cassell.
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    On the Problem of the Meaning of Life in “Chinese Philosophy”.Xize Deng - 2011 - Frontiers of Philosophy in China 6 (4):609-627.
    The goal of “(modern) Chinese Philosophy” established during the period of the May 4th Movement is to reestablish the meaning of life for Chinese people. However, because it takes the approach of interpreting Chinese thinking through a Western lens, thus forming a discourse pattern of “Chinese A is Western B,” which is only capable of manifesting Western culture, “Chinese Philosophy” is made logically impossible as the ideological source from which modern Chinese thinkers could construct the meaning of life. (...)
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    Mind, Meaning, and Reality: Essays in Philosophy.D. H. Mellor - 2012 - Oxford University Press.
    Mind, Meaning, and Reality presents fifteen philosophical papers in which D. H. Mellor explores some of the most intriguing questions in philosophy. These include: what determines what we think, and what we use language to mean; how that depends on what there is in the world and why there is only one universe; and the nature of time.
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    The Themes of Quine's Philosophy: Meaning, Reference, and Knowledge.Edward Becker - 2012 - Cambridge University Press.
    Willard Van Orman Quine's work revolutionized the fields of epistemology, semantics and ontology. At the heart of his philosophy are several interconnected doctrines: his rejection of conventionalism and of the linguistic doctrine of logical and mathematical truth, his rejection of the analytic/synthetic distinction, his thesis of the indeterminacy of translation and his thesis of the inscrutability of reference. In this book Edward Becker sets out to interpret and explain these doctrines. He offers detailed analyses of the relevant texts, discusses Quine's (...)
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  22. The Meaning of Category Theory for 21st Century Philosophy.Alberto Peruzzi - 2006 - Axiomathes 16 (4):424-459.
    Among the main concerns of 20th century philosophy was that of the foundations of mathematics. But usually not recognized is the relevance of the choice of a foundational approach to the other main problems of 20th century philosophy, i.e., the logical structure of language, the nature of scientific theories, and the architecture of the mind. The tools used to deal with the difficulties inherent in such problems have largely relied on set theory and its “received view”. There are specific issues, (...)
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  23. John Searle's Philosophy of Language: Force, Meaning and Mind.Savas L. Tsohatzidis (ed.) - 2007 - Cambridge University Press.
    This is a volume of original essays on key aspects of John Searle's philosophy of language. It examines Searle's work in relation to current issues of central significance, including internalism versus externalism about mental and linguistic content, truth-conditional versus non-truth-conditional conceptions of content, the relative priorities of thought and language in the explanation of intentionality, the status of the distinction between force and sense in the theory of meaning, the issue of meaning scepticism in relation to rule-following, and (...)
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    Thought, Language, and Meaning in Berkeley’s Philosophy.John K. Kearney - 1975 - New Scholasticism 49 (3):280-294.
    This paper evaluates karl popper's claim in his "conjectures and refutations" that berkeley's "nominalism" is at the root of his "instrumentalist" philosophy of science. the argument of the paper is divided into two parts. in the first part, it is argued that, according to berkeley, "thought" is ontologically prior to "language". in this sense, berkeley's instrumentalism is rooted in a metaphysics of experience and not in a theory of language. in the second part, it is argued that the meaning (...)
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    Meaning, Cognition, and the Philosophy of Thought.D. E. Bradshaw - 1998 - Journal of Philosophical Research 23:51-80.
    Michael Dummett has claimed that analytic philosophy is distinguished from other schools in its belief that a comprehensive philosophical account of thought can only be attained by developing a philosophical account of language. Dummett himself argues persuasively for the priority-of-Ianguage thesis. This, in effect, metaphilosophical position is of special importance for his more straightforwardly philosophical views, for he holds that philosophical investigations of the concepts of objectivity and reality grow directly out of the philosophy of thought. But I argue that (...)
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    H.G. Callaway, Context for Meaning and Analysis: A Critical Study in the Philosophy of Language. [REVIEW]Michael Wreen - 1997 - Erkenntnis 46 (3):401-405.
    Context is mainly a critical history of one of the central strands – arguably, the central strand – of the analytic tradition in philosophy, namely, the philosophy of language. Key figures that put in an appearance include Frege, Russell, Wittgenstein, Carnap, Ayer, Hempel, Tarski, Quine, Davidson, Putnam, and Dewey, the last being a somewhat odd figure, given the general tenor of Callaway’s cavalcade of stars. Meaning and analysis are the focus of attention, and true to his title, Callaway doesn’t (...)
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  27. Philosophy of Language Without Meaning, and Without... Language.Nikolay Milkov - 1992 - In Maksim Stamenov (ed.), Current Advances in Semantic Theory, vol. 73. John Benjamins. pp. 197-203.
    The paper presetns a criticism on Donald Davidson's philosophy of language that tries to dispence with theory of meaning.
     
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    Explanation and Meaning: An Introduction to Philosophy. [REVIEW]L. M. R. - 1971 - Review of Metaphysics 25 (1):136-137.
    A systematic account of explanation and meaning, on an introductory level. The book is designed not only for students who are primarily interested in philosophy, but also for students whose primary interests may lie in the physical or social sciences, literature, or history. There are fifteen relatively brief chapters, the first eight of which are concerned with the concept of explanation while the remaining seven chapters deal with the concept of meaning. The author begins his treatment of explanation (...)
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    Husserl, Heidegger, and the Space of Meaning: Paths Toward Transcendental Phenomenology. Studies in Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy. [REVIEW]Miles Groth - 2002 - Review of Metaphysics 55 (3):622-623.
    The essays collected here are divided into two parts. The first group primarily considers the influence of Emil Lask’s philosophy of transcendental logic on Husserl and Heidegger. The second group focuses mostly on Heidegger’s thought, and its relation to Husserl and phenomenology. Overall, the book “argues that transcendental phenomenology is indispensable to the philosophical elucidation of the space of meaning”, which the author characterizes variously as the “transcendental field of inquiry” of any kind, “the intelligibility that is presupposed in (...)
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  30. Context for Meaning and Analysis: A Critical Study in the Philosophy of Language.H. G. Callaway - 1993 - Rodopi.
    This book provides a concise overview, with excellent historical and systematic coverage, of the problems of the philosophy of language in the analytic tradition. Howard Callaway explains and explores the relation of language to the philosophy of mind and culture, to the theory of knowledge, and to ontology. He places the question of linguistic meaning at the center of his investigations. The teachings of authors who have become classics in the field, including Frege, Russell, Carnap, Quine, Davidson, and Putnam (...)
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    Middle Way Philosophy 3: The Integration of Meaning.Robert M. Ellis - 2013 - Lulu.
    This third volume of the Middle Way Philosophy series applies the revolutionary view, taken from cognitive science, that meaning is found in our bodies rather than in a relationship between language and reality. Cognitive and emotive meaning cannot be separated. This approach reveals the basic error of the metaphysical views that depend on absolute cognitive meaning. It also provides the basis for an account of how we can integrate meaning. Each new time we connect an experience (...)
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    Language, Meaning, and Use in Indian Philosophy: An Introduction to Mukula's “Fundamentals of the Communicative Function”.Malcolm Keating - 2019 - New York: Bloomsbury Academic.
    This introduction brings to life the main themes in Indian philosophy of language by using an accessible translation of an Indian classical text to provide an entry into the world of Indian linguistic theories. -/- Malcolm Keating draws on Mukula's Fundamentals of the Communicative Function to show the ability of language to convey a wide range of meanings and introduce ideas about testimony, pragmatics, and religious implications. Along with a complete translation of this foundational text, Keating also provides: - Clear (...)
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  33. Truth and Meaning: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Language. [REVIEW]Edwin D. Mares - 2000 - Dialogue 39 (2):412-413.
    I have found in teaching courses on philosophy of language that one can concentrate either on the problem of reference or the problem of meaning, not on both and still teach a coherent course. Kenneth Taylor’s Truth and Meaning provides further confirmation of this view. It is a very good textbook for a course on the theory of meaning and attempts to say relatively little about reference. It is clear and well written. It presents a wide range (...)
     
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  34. Meaning and Medicine: A Reader in the Philosophy of Health Care.James Lindemann Nelson & JHilde Lindemann Nelson (eds.) - 1999 - Routledge.
    Most available resources for teachers and students in biomedical ethics are based on a notion of medicine and of how to understand and illuminate its ethical problems that is at least two decades old. Meaning and Medicine dramatically expands the repertoire of resources for teachers and students of bioethics. In addition to providing fresh perspectives on both traditional and emerging questions in bioethics, this Reader focuses on questions in social philosophy, epistemology, and metaphysics as they are raised by developments (...)
     
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    Psychosemantics: The Problem of Meaning in the Philosophy of Mind.Daniel C. Dennett - 1988 - Journal of Philosophy 85 (7):384-389.
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    Recent Work on the Meaning of Life and Philosophy of Religion.T. J. Mawson - 2013 - Philosophy Compass 8 (12):1138-1146.
    ‘The Meaning of Life’ and ‘The Philosophy of Religion’ have meant different things to different people, and so I do well to alert my reader to what these phrases mean to me and thus to the subject area of this review of recent work on their intersection. First, ‘The Meaning of Life’: within the analytic tradition, an idea has gained widespread assent; whatever the vague and enigmatic nature of the phrase ‘the meaning of life’, we may sensibly (...)
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    Ethics Responsibility Dialogue The Meaning of Dialogue in Lévinas's Philosophy.Hanoch Ben-Pazi - 2016 - Journal of Philosophy of Education 50 (4):619-638.
    This article examines the concept of dialogue in the philosophy of Emmanuel Lévinas, with a focus on the context of education. Its aim is to create a conversation between the Lévinasian theory and the theories of other philosophers, especially Martin Buber, in an effort to highlight the ethical significance that Lévinas assigns to the act of dialogue itself. As a philosopher whose essential interest was trained on the infinite ethical responsibility of the human subject, Lévinas places major emphasis on the (...)
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    What Is ‘The Meaning of Our Cheerfulness’? Philosophy as a Way of Life in Nietzsche and Montaigne.R. Lanier Anderson & Rachel Cristy - 2017 - European Journal of Philosophy 25 (4):1514-1549.
    Robert Pippin has recently raised what he calls ‘the Montaigne problem’ for Nietzsche's philosophy: although Nietzsche advocates a ‘cheerful’ mode of philosophizing for which Montaigne is an exemplar, he signally fails to write with the obvious cheerfulness attained by Montaigne. We explore the moral psychological structure of the cheerfulness Nietzsche values, revealing unexpected complexity in his conception of the attitude. For him, the right kind of cheerfulness is radically non-naïve; it expresses the overcoming of justified revulsion at calamitous aspects of (...)
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    Education and Meaning: Philosophy in Practice.Bernard K. Down & Paddy Walsh - 1995 - British Journal of Educational Studies 43 (3):337.
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    Stabilization of phenomenon and meaning: On the London & London episode as a historical case in philosophy of science.Jan Potters - 2019 - European Journal for Philosophy of Science 9 (2):1-30.
    In recent years, the use of historical cases in philosophy of science has become a proper topic of reflection. In this article I will contribute to this research by means of a discussion of one very famous example of case-based philosophy of science, namely the debate on the London & London model of superconductivity between Cartwright, Suárez and Shomar on the one hand, and French, Ladyman, Bueno and Da Costa on the other. This debate has been going on for years, (...)
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    Finding Meaning in the Curriculum: Orienting Philosophy Majors to a Meaningful Life as a Primary Learning Outcome.John F. Whitmire - 2018 - International Journal of Philosophy and Theology 79 (4):451-457.
    ABSTRACTI discuss a learning outcome of the Western Carolina University, Department of Philosophy and Religion, which focuses on a student’s development and pursuit of a meaningful, thriving, well-lived life, as a corrective to the poverty of existential reflection in the academy. We achieve this Socratic goal via a targeted series of assignments throughout the student’s education, a required pro-seminar on the topic of human flourishing, and other elective courses. The self-reflective, narrative assignments are designed to help students develop their own (...)
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    Stabilization of phenomenon and meaning: On the London & London episode as a historical case in philosophy of science.Jan Potters - 2019 - European Journal for Philosophy of Science 9 (2):1-30.
    In recent years, the use of historical cases in philosophy of science has become a proper topic of reflection. In this article I will contribute to this research by means of a discussion of one very famous example of case-based philosophy of science, namely the debate on the London & London model of superconductivity between Cartwright, Suárez and Shomar on the one hand, and French, Ladyman, Bueno and Da Costa on the other. This debate has been going on for years, (...)
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    The Meaning of the Hermeneutic Tradition in Contemporary Philosophy.Andrew Bowie - 1996 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 41:121-144.
    In his Notes on Philosophy , which he began writing in 1796, Friedrich Schlegel asserts that ‘The fact that one person understands the other is philosophically incomprehensible, but it is certainly magical.’ In the interim a large amount of philosophical effort has been expended on trying to refute Schlegel's first claim. The fact is, though, that what Michael Dummett calls a ‘fullblooded theory of meaning’ is now looking less and less like a really feasible philosophical enterprise, so Schlegel may (...)
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    Cartwright Richard L.. Ontology and the Theory of Meaning. Philosophy of Science, Vol. 21 , Pp. 316–325.Alan Ross Anderson - 1957 - Journal of Symbolic Logic 22 (4):393-394.
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    Husserl, Heidegger, and the Space of Meaning: Paths Toward Transcendental Philosophy (Review).Burt C. Hopkins - 2002 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 40 (2):271-273.
    Burt C. Hopkins - Husserl, Heidegger, and the Space of Meaning: Paths Toward Transcendental Philosophy - Journal of the History of Philosophy 40:2 Journal of the History of Philosophy 40.2 271-273 Book Review Husserl, Heidegger, and the Space of Meaning: Paths Toward Transcendental Philosophy Steven Galt Crowell. Husserl, Heidegger, and the Space of Meaning:Paths Toward Transcendental Philosophy. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 2001. Pp. xvii + 323. Cloth, $79.95. Paper, $27.95. The "space of meaning" announced in (...)
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    Carnap Rudolf. Testability and Meaning. Philosophy of Science, Vol. 3 , Pp. 419–471, and Vol. 4 , Pp. 1–40.Henry S. Leonard - 1937 - Journal of Symbolic Logic 2 (1):49-50.
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    Martin R. M.. On the Frege-Church Theory of Meaning. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, Vol. 23 No. 4 , Pp. 605–609. [REVIEW]Michael D. Resnik - 1972 - Journal of Symbolic Logic 37 (1):179-179.
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  48. Stabilization of Phenomenon and Meaning: On the London & London Episode as a Historical Case in Philosophy of Science.Jan Potters - 2019 - European Journal for Philosophy of Science 9 (2):23.
    In recent years, the use of historical cases in philosophy of science has become a proper topic of reflection. In this article I will contribute to this research by means of a discussion of one very famous example of case-based philosophy of science, namely the debate on the London & London model of superconductivity between Cartwright, Suárez and Shomar on the one hand, and French, Ladyman, Bueno and Da Costa on the other. This debate has been going on for years, (...)
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  49. Beyond Interpretation: The Meaning of Hermeneutics for Philosophy.Gianni Vattimo - 1997 - Stanford University Press.
    Hermeneutics has had a pervasive influence on contemporary philosophy, social and cultural theory, literary criticism, and aesthetics. In this book one of Europe's foremost contemporary philosophers provides hermeneutics with a fresh relevance and a substantive account of its philosophical meaning for science, ethics, religion, and art. Vattimo argues for a reading of hermeneutics that radicalises it according to what the author calls its 'nihilistic vocation', a term referring to the interpretive character of truth and taken from Nietzsche's statement that (...)
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  50. Overcoming Relativism and Absolutism: Dewey's Ideals of Truth and Meaning in Philosophy for Children.Jennifer Bleazby - 2011 - Educational Philosophy and Theory 43 (5):453-466.
    Different notions of truth imply and encourage different ideals of thinking, knowledge, meaning, and learning. Thus, these concepts have fundamental importance for educational theory and practice. In this paper, I intend to draw out and clarify the notions of truth, knowledge and meaning that are implied by P4C's pedagogical ideals. There is some disagreement amongst P4C theorists and practitioners about whether the community of inquiry implies either relativism or absolutism. I will argue that both relativism and absolutism are (...)
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