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[catalogued under 1. Philosophy / C. History of Philosophy / 5. Modern Philosophy / d. Contemporary philosophy]

Full Idea

The Social Turn is as defining a characteristic of contemporary philosophy as the Linguistic Turn has been of the earlier twentieth century period.

Gist of Idea

There has been a distinct 'Social Turn' in recent philosophy, like the earlier 'Linguistic Turn'


Paul O'Grady (Relativism [2002], Ch.1)

Book Reference

O'Grady,Paul: 'Relativism' [Acumen 2002], p.2

A Reaction

A helpful observation. It ties in with externalism about concepts (Twin Earth), impossibility of Private Language, and externalism about knowledge.