Single Idea 14466

[catalogued under 12. Knowledge Sources / E. Direct Knowledge / 1. Common Sense]

Full Idea

Showing how, reflectively, we can make sense of our unreflective common sense worldview is arguably one of the chief tasks of philosophy.

Gist of Idea

A chief task of philosophy is making reflective sense of our common sense worldview


Amie L. Thomasson (Ordinary Objects [2007], Intro)

Book Reference

Thomasson,Amie L.: 'Ordinary Objects' [OUP 2010], p.3

A Reaction

Maybe. The obvious problem is that when you look at weird and remote cultures like the Aztecs, what counts as 'common sense' might be a bit different. She is talking of ordinary objects, though, where her point is reasonable.