A HISTORY OF THE QUEST FOR PHILOSOPHICAL CLARITY FROM DESCARTES TO WITTGENSTEIN:
“We Can Only Understand What We Ourselves Have Made”

Author: Roscoe, John
Year:2011
Pages:292
ISBN:0-7734-1563-7
978-0-7734-1563-8
Price:199.95
This work examines the philosophical positions of the canonical thinkers of the Western tradition from Descartes to Wittgenstein. It argues that philosophical discourse becomes confused whenever it has no explicit semantic basis.

Reviews

“…the story of philosophy since the time of Descartes is revealed as a coherent evolution towards the interesting position which [the author] himself would champion.”-Prof. Bjoern-Olav Roaldseth, Stavanger University

“In this carefully articulated essay, [the author] reconstructs the development of a general philosophical position which can justifiably be claimed as the background of the most advanced thinking in our own time.”-Prof. J. O. C. Vlator, University of Basel

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

I The Confusions of Rene Descartes

II The Confusions of John Locke

III The Confusions of George Berkeley

IV The Confusions of David Hume

V The Confusions of Immanuel Kant

VI The Confusions of Georg Friedrich
Wilhelm Hegel

VII The Confusions of Friedrich Nietzsche

VIII The Confusions of Martin Heidegger

IX Confusions of Philosophy

X The Confusions of Jean-Paul Sartre

XI The Confusions of Ludwig Johan
Wittgenstein

Conclusion

Chronology

Bibliography

Index