When I first conceived of this book, I intended to write a short book and one, the great philosophical figures of the past and a few very eminent contemporaries aside, which made no reference to other philosophers and contained no quotations, footnotes and the like. I ended up doing neither. Indeed I went nearly to the exact opposite. I wrote a rather long book with, among other things, extensive discussions of my contemporaries and near contemporaries.

chapter |16 pages


Viewing Philosophy

part One|68 pages

Philosophy as Metaphysics

chapter 1|21 pages

Speculative Metaphysics

chapter 2|44 pages

Metaphysics and A Priori Knowledge

part Two|58 pages

Philosophy as Epistemology

chapter 3|19 pages

Epistemology and Skepticism

chapter 4|36 pages

The Foundationlist Quest

part Three|127 pages

Philosophy as Critique

chapter 5|38 pages

Philiosophy and the Problems of Life

chapter 6|71 pages

Critique and Meta-Inquiries

chapter |15 pages

Concluding Remarks

An Anticipatory Postscript