https://jhaponline.org/jhap/issue/feed Journal for the History of Analytical Philosophy 2021-07-01T00:59:51+00:00 Audrey Yap ayap@uvic.ca Open Journal Systems <p>JHAP aims to promote research in and discussion of the history of analytical philosophy. <a href="/jhap/about">Read more ...</a></p> https://jhaponline.org/jhap/article/view/4818 Review of José Zalabardo, Representation and Reality in Wittgenstein's Tractatus 2021-06-19T04:57:37+00:00 Joshua Eisenthal josheisenthal@gmail.com <p>~</p> 2021-07-01T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Joshua Eisenthal https://jhaponline.org/jhap/article/view/4294 Epistemic Realism in Bradley and Early Moore 2020-08-01T16:58:57+00:00 Francesco Pesci pesci1@uic.edu <p align="JUSTIFY">In this paper I attempt to show how Moore’s early emancipation from Bradley’s absolute idealism presupposes a fundamental adherence to certain theses of absolute idealism itself. In particular, I argue that the idea of an immediate epistemic access to concepts and propositions that Moore endorses in his platonic atomism (Hylton) is a reworking of a form of <em>epistemic realism</em> already present in Bradley. Epistemic realism is the conjunction of two theses: i) reality is independent of any constructive work of the human mind; ii) reality is immediately (non-discursively) accessible to knowledge. In this paper I first focus on Moore’s early idealist phase (1897), suggesting that it should be understood as an attempt at isolating this thesis in Bradley against Kant’s transcendental idealism. I then suggest that it is on the background of an invariant adherence to it that we should understand Moore’s later rejection of monism and idealism (1898–9) through his anti-psychologism. I hence explore how epistemic realism is at work in Moore’s platonic atomism and conclude with some remarks about the further significance of Moore’s rejection of Kant.</p> 2021-07-01T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Francesco Pesci