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By Tom Rockmore, Beth J Singer

The talk over foundationalism, the perspective that there exists a few safe origin upon which to construct a approach of wisdom, looks to were resolved and the antifoundationalists have no less than briefly prevailed. From a firmly old strategy, the publication lines the foundationalism/antifoundationalism controversy within the paintings of many vital figures—Animaxander, Aristotle and Plato, Augustine, Descartes, Hegel and Nietzsche, Habermas and Chisholm, and others—throughout the historical past of philosophy. The individuals, Joseph Margolis, Ronald Polansky, Gary Calore, Fred and Emily Michael, William Wurzer, Charlene Haddock Siegfried, Sandra B. Rosenthal, Kathleen Wallace, and the editors current good the variety, curiosity, and roots of antifoundationalism.

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3. The pith of his distinction is conveniently summarized and some- JOSEPH MARGOLIS what refined in Representationand Reality (Cambridge: MIT Press, 1988), chap. 7. 22. This explains the rationale for Richard Rorty's now notorious attack on the presumptions of (canonical) philosophy: they are all, he believes, committed to some form or other of transparency, even if not (for instance, as in Aristotle) to some form or other of correspondence. See Richard Rorty, Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1979).

That means that, in a very real sense, Heidegger's own analysis is itself inescapably infected by the "subjectobject relationship" he means to expose; also, that there is no way of escaping it altogether. This is the implicitly circular threat of Heidegger's own patient explanation of the relationship that holds between "objective" and "existential" analysis: JOSEPH 30 MARGOLIS whenever an ontology takes for its theme entities whose character of Being is other than that of Dasein, it has its own foundation and motivation in Dasein's own ontical structure, in which a pre-ontological understanding of Being is comprised as a definite characteristic.

Concerns for money and honor serve the whole soul or city when they are subordinated to just functioning. Where this is the case, the soul or city seems healthy and well ordered. But because of the fact that the highest part of the soul or city has two functions, ruling and seeking knowledge, money love and honor love may Foundationalismin Plato? 47 subserve the pursuit of wisdom (philosophy) as well as the good ordering of the soul or city. The desire of wisdom to which love of money and honor are subordinated.

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