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As If: Idealization and Ideals
by Kwame Anthony Appiah
Harvard University Press, 2017
eISBN: 978-0-674-98217-8 | Cloth: 978-0-674-97500-2
Library of Congress Classification B823.A83 2017
Dewey Decimal Classification 141

ABOUT THIS BOOK | TOC
ABOUT THIS BOOK
Idealization is a basic feature of human thought. We proceed “as if” our representations were true, while knowing they are not. Kwame Anthony Appiah defends the centrality of the imagination in science, morality, and everyday life and shows that our best chance for accessing reality is to open our minds to a plurality of idealized depictions.

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