The Philosophy of Curiosity

The Philosophy of Curiosity

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In this book, Ilhan Inan questions the classical definition of curiosity as a desire to know. Working in an area where epistemology and philosophy of language overlap, Inan forges a link between our ability to become aware of our ignorance and our linguistic aptitude to construct terms referring to things unknown.

The book introduces the notion of inostensible reference (or reference to the unknown). Ilhan connects this notion to related concepts in philosophy of… (more)

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Publisher: Routledge (December 21, 2011)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 226 pages

File size: 928 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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