© 1994

Artifacts, Representations and Social Practice

Essays for Marx Wartofsky

  • Carol C. Gould
  • Robert S. Cohen

Part of the Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science book series (BSPS, volume 154)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Art

  3. Science

  4. Philosophy and Its History

    1. Andrew Buchwalter
      Pages 163-183
    2. Peter Caws
      Pages 185-193
    3. William James Earle
      Pages 195-203
    4. Paul Feyerabend
      Pages 205-222
    5. Jaakko Hintikka
      Pages 223-256
    6. Isaac Levi
      Pages 257-275
    7. Alasdair MacIntyre
      Pages 277-290
    8. Joseph Margolis
      Pages 291-322
    9. Joëlle Proust
      Pages 323-341
    10. Abner Shimony
      Pages 343-348

About this book


The essays collected here in honor of Marx Wartofsky's sixty-fifth birthday are a celebration of his rich contribution to philosophy over the past four decades and a testimony to the wide influence he has had on thinkers with quite various approaches of their own. His diverse philosophical interests and main themes have ranged from constructivism and realism in the philosophy of science to practices of representation and the creation of artifacts in aesthetics; and from the development of human cognition and the historicity of modes of knowing to the construction of norms in the context of concrete social critique. Or again, in the history of philosophy, his work spans historical approaches to Hegel, Feuerbach, and Marx, as well as contemporary implications of their work; and in applied philosophy, problems of education, medicine, and new technologies. Marx's philosophical theorizing moves from the highest levels of abstraction to the most concrete concern with the everyday and with contemporary social and political reality. And perhaps most notably, it is acutely sensitive to the importance of historical development and social practice. As a student of John Herman Randall, Jr. and Ernest Nagel at Columbia, Marx developed an exemplary background in both the history of philosophy and systematic philosophy and subsequently combined this with a wide acquaintance with analytic philosophy. He is at once aware of the requirements of system and of the need for rigorous and careful detailed argument.


Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel Hegel Karl Marx Ludwig Wittgenstein Marx Moral ethics experience idea philosophy politics

Editors and affiliations

  • Carol C. Gould
    • 1
  • Robert S. Cohen
    • 2
  1. 1.Stevens Institute of TechnologyUSA
  2. 2.Boston UniversityUSA

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