Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2018.
Book — 194 pages ; 25 cm
Sebastian Rodl undermines a foundational dogma of contemporary philosophy: that knowledge, in order to be objective, must be knowledge of something that is as it is, independent of being known to be so. This profound work revives the thought that knowledge, precisely on account of being objective, is self-knowledge: knowledge knowing itself. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9780674976511 20180319
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2012.
Book — 218 p. ; 25 cm.
Metaphysics and logic
Empirical and temporal thought
Relation to time and the form of thought
Tense as a form of predication
Internally temporal thought
The publication of Frege's Begriffschrift in 1879 forever altered the landscape for many Western philosophers. Here, Sebastian Rodl traces how the Fregean influence, written all over the development and present state of analytic philosophy, led into an unholy alliance of an empiricist conception of sensibility with an inferentialist conception of thought. According to Rodl, Wittgenstein responded to the implosion of Frege's principle that the nature of thought consists in its inferential order, but his Philosophical Investigations shied away from offering an alternative. Rodl takes up the challenge by turning to Kant and Aristotle as ancestors of this tradition, and in doing so identifies its unacknowledged question: the relation of judgment and truth to time. Rodl finds in the thought of these two men the answer he urges us to consider: the temporal and the sensible, and the atemporal and the intelligible, are aspects of one reality and cannot be understood independently of one another. In demonstrating that an investigation into the categories of the temporal can be undertaken as a contribution to logic, Rodl seeks to transform simultaneously our philosophical understanding of both logic and time. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9780674047754 20160607