Towards a unified interpretation of Bernard Williams's philosophical projects

Paweł Pijas

Abstract

This article proposes an interpretive key to Bernard Williams's philosophy. It posits the idea that at its core, his philosophyconsists in the following interconnected epistemological andmetaphysical views: (1) scientific realism, (2) metaphysical naturalism, (3) methodological pluralism, (4) anthropological contingentism and (5) a post-analytical/humanistic understanding of philosophy. These are extracted in the first two sections. The third section provides a demonstration of how this interpretation can be applied vis-'a-vis Williams's critique of morality. The text concludes with some critical remarks on Williams’s metaphilosophical position.
Publication typeIn press (online first, early view)
Author Paweł Pijas (FSS / IPSJ / DHCMMP)
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- Division of History of Classical, Medieval and Modern Philosophy
Journal seriesKriterion - Journal of Philosophy, ISSN 1019-8288, (C 10 pkt)
Issue year2019
Noonline first
Pages1-31
Publication size in sheets1.5
Keywords in EnglishBernard Williams, science, philosophy, contingency, ethics
ASJC Classification1211 Philosophy
URL http://www.kriterion-journal-of-philosophy.org/kriterion/issues/Permanent/Kriterion-pijas-01.pdf
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)10
ScoreMinisterial score = 10.0, 24-07-2019, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2016 = 0.0
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