Huw Price: Without Mirrors
Marshall (Richard) & Price (Huw)
Source: Marshall (Richard) - Philosophy at 3:AM: Questions and Answers with 25 Top Philosophers
Paper - Abstract

Paper Summary


Editor's Introduction1

    Huw Price begins his interview by talking about facts and the function of truth and then goes on to elaborate his deflationary theory of truth, contrasting it with other varieties. He continues by analyzing time (whether it has a direction) and explains a dispute with Stephen Hawking about a related issue of cosmology, as well as his thoughts about the relationship between science and philosophy. What follows is a prolonged analysis of causation2. He talks about why he isn't a metaphysician and what sort of a pragmatist he is. He explains expressivism and why he rejects any assumption of a bifurcation in language between expressivism and representationalism and how he can hold to both expressivism and deflationism. He ends by thinking about philosophy's relation to experimental enquiry and some observations about philosophers changing their minds.

Comment:

For the interview on-line, see Link.



In-Page Footnotes

Footnote 1: In "Marshall (Richard) - Philosophy at 3:AM: Introduction".


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