Ernest Gellner’s Use of the Social Sciences in Philosophy

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Abstract

It is well known that Ernest Gellner made substantial use of his knowledge of the social sciences in philosophy. Here I discuss how he used it on the basis of a few examples taken from Gellner’s philosophical output. It is argued that he made a number of highly original “translations”, or re-interpretations, of philosophical theories and problems using his knowledge of the social sciences. While this method is endorsed, it is also argued that some of Gellner’s translations crossed the line between the original and the idiosyncratic.

Detaljer

Författare
  • Stefan Schubert
Enheter & grupper
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Filosofi

Nyckelord

Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)3-22
TidskriftPhilosophy of the Social Sciences
Volym44
Utgåva nummer1
StatusPublished - 2012
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa