Category Archives: Coherentism

McDowell’s “Absolute Idealism”

In “The Unboundedness of the Conceptual,” the second lecture that composes Mind and World, McDowell begins to sketch a constructive alternative to both the Myth of the Given and the frictionless-spinning of coherentism. He suggests that, “although reality is independent of our … Continue reading

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McDowell, “Mind and World” — Concepts and Intuitions

At the outset of the first lecture that composes Mind and World, McDowell writes that his “overall topic…in these lectures is the way concepts mediate the relation between minds and the world” (3). He suggests that the way to do this is … Continue reading

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Introducing McDowell’s “Mind and World”

McDowell introduces his Mind and World this way: “My aim is to propose an account, in a diagnostic spirit, of some characteristic anxieties of modern philosophy – anxieties that center…on the relation between mind and world…I aim at explaining how it comes … Continue reading

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