Appiah’s ‘Thinking It Through’ delves into contemporary philosophy
Publish Date : Sunday 14 July 2019 - 16:26
IBNA- The book, ‘Thinking It Through: An Introduction to Contemporary Philosophy’ by British-Ghanaian philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah which delves into contemporary philosophy has been translated into Persian and published.
According to IBNA correspondent, ‘Thinking It Through: An Introduction to Contemporary Philosophy’
has been translated into Persian by Hossein Waleh and released by Gam-e No Publishing in 492 pages and 500 copies.
The book is introduced as: “‘Thinking it Through’ is a thorough introduction to contemporary philosophy and some of the most crucial questions of human existence, including the nature of mind and knowledge, the status of moral claims, the existence of God, the role of science, and the mysteries of language.
Noted philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah
shows us what it means to "do" philosophy in our time and why it should matter to anyone who wishes to live a more thoughtful life.
Opposing the common misconceptions that being a philosopher means espousing a set of philosophical beliefs-or being a follower of a particular thinker-Appiah argues that the result of philosophical exploration is not the end of inquiry in a settled opinion, but a mind resting more comfortably among many possibilities, or else the reframing of the question, and a new inquiry.
The work is organized around eight central topics--mind, knowledge, language, science, morality, politics, law, and metaphysics. It traces how philosophers in the past have considered each subject (how Hobbes, Wittgenstein, and Frege, for example, approached the problem of language) and then explores some of the major questions that still engage philosophers today.”
Appiah is also a cultural theorist and novelist whose interests include political and moral theory, the philosophy of language and mind, and African intellectual history. He has been president of the PEN American Center.
He was the Laurance S. Rockefeller University Professor of Philosophy at Princeton University, before moving to New York University (NYU) in 2014. Appiah currently holds an appointment at the NYU Department of Philosophy and NYU's School of Law.