As If - Idealization and Ideals

Author(s): Kwame Anthony Appiah

Critical Thinking

Idealization is a basic feature of human thought. We proceed "as if" our representations were true, while knowing they are not. Kwame Anthony Appiah defends the centrality of the imagination in science, morality, and everyday life and shows that our best chance for accessing reality is to open our minds to a plurality of idealized depictions.

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General Fields

  • : 9780674975002
  • : Harvard University Press
  • : The Belknap Press
  • : August 2017
  • : 2.192 Centimeters X 11.3 Centimeters X 18.8 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Kwame Anthony Appiah
  • : Hardback
  • : English
  • : 141
  • : 240