<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head><meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Marshall (Richard) & Williamson (Timothy) - Timothy Williamson: Classical lnvestigations (Theo Todman's Book Collection - Paper Abstracts) </title> <link href="../../TheosStyle.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"><link rel="shortcut icon" href="../../TT_ICO.png" /></head> <BODY> <CENTER> <div id="header"><HR><h1>Theo Todman's Web Page - Paper Abstracts</h1><HR></div><A name="Top"></A> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_20/PaperSummary_20245.htm">Timothy Williamson: Classical lnvestigations</A></th></tr> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../Authors/M/Author_Marshall (Richard).htm">Marshall (Richard)</a> & <A HREF = "../../Authors/W/Author_Williamson (Timothy).htm">Williamson (Timothy)</a></th></tr> <tr><th>Source: Marshall (Richard) - Philosophy at 3:AM: Questions and Answers with 25 Top Philosophers</th></tr> <tr><th>Paper - Abstract</th></tr> </TABLE> </CENTER> <P><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=400><tr><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_20/PaperSummary_20245.htm">Paper Summary</A></td><td><A HREF="#ColourConventions">Text Colour-Conventions</a></td></tr></TABLE></CENTER></P> <hr><P><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><u>Editor's <U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P20245_1">Introduction</A></U><SUB>1</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P20245_1"></A></u><FONT COLOR = "800080"><ol type="1">Timothy Williamson's interview took place in 2009 and so does not take into account work done recently, including his own new book. He takes up the issue about the Analytical-and-Continental divide in philosophy but leaves it until later in the interview to fully develop his thoughts about it. He outlines his controversial epistemic theory about vagueness, defending classical logic against attempts to construct alternatives such as those discussed earlier in the interview with Priest. He then turns to his theory of knowledge, which reverses the traditional view in epistemology that starts with belief and analyses knowledge in terms of it. So Williamson starts with knowledge, and belief is analyzed in terms of its failure to be knowledge. He reflects on practical application for his views before introducing the topics of the linguistic and conceptual mms in philosophy and the development of philosophy since then. It is here that he explains why he finds Analytic philosophy attractive and criticizes those critics who have failed to keep up with what Analytic philosophers are doing. He also judges that, by way of contrast, much of Continental philosophy is stagnating. </ol></FONT><hr><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><B>Comment: </B><ul type="disc"><li>For the interview on-line, see <a name="W2278W"></a><A HREF = "http://www.3ammagazine.com/3am/classical-investigations-timothy-williamson/" TARGET = "_top">Link</A>, </li><li>There's also a later one (from 2013) at <a name="W2279W"></a><A HREF = "http://www.3ammagazine.com/3am/modality-and-metaphysics/" TARGET = "_top">Link</A>. </li></ul><BR><BR><HR><BR><U><B>In-Page Footnotes</U></B><a name="On-Page_Link_P20245_1"></A><BR><BR><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P20245_1"><B>Footnote 1</B></A></U>: In <a name="1"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_20/Abstract_20221.htm">Marshall (Richard) - Philosophy at 3:AM: Introduction</A>". <BR><BR><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><HR></P><a name="ColourConventions"></a><p><b>Text Colour Conventions (see <A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1025.htm">disclaimer</a>)</b></p><OL TYPE="1"><LI><FONT COLOR = "0000FF">Blue</FONT>: Text by me; &copy; Theo Todman, 2018</li><LI><FONT COLOR = "800080">Mauve</FONT>: Text by correspondent(s) or other author(s); &copy; the author(s)</li></OL> <BR><HR><BR><CENTER> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <TR><TD WIDTH="30%">&copy; Theo Todman, June 2007 - August 2018.</TD> <TD WIDTH="40%">Please address any comments on this page to <A HREF="mailto:theo@theotodman.com">theo@theotodman.com</A>.</TD> <TD WIDTH="30%">File output: <time datetime="2018-08-02T09:16" pubdate>02/08/2018 09:16:18</time> <br><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1010.htm">Website Maintenance Dashboard</A></TD></TR> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="#Top">Return to Top of this Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="40%"><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_11/Notes_1140.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Philosophy Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="../../index.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Home Page</A></TD> </TR></TABLE></CENTER><HR> </BODY> </HTML>