“The safest general characterization of the European philosophical tradition is that it consists of a series of footnotes to Plato.”
–Alfred North Whitehead

Book Review of Dreyfus & Taylor’s “Retrieving Realism”

World Futures: The Journal of New Paradigm Research just published my review of Hubert Dreyfus and Charles Taylor’s book Retrieving Realism (2015).


Read my review here (it may be behind a paywall, sorry about that).

I have another expanded article on their book coming out very soon in the International Journal of Transpersonal Studies that brings Whitehead’s organic realism into the conversation. That journal is open-access (and an earlier version of this expanded essay was already posted on this blog some months ago).



One response to “Book Review of Dreyfus & Taylor’s “Retrieving Realism””

  1. roycrawfordsmith Avatar

    Matthew the abstract starts out nicely with your conclusion very clearly stated from the beginning. You immediately dive into the meat of their presentation which discusses the source of all objective/subjective split paradigm inhereted by western culture from cartesian dualism, carefully noting how the authors commence their arguments. I didn’t get to examine how they develop their arguments thereafter nor your rebuttal because of the paywall, but nice impactful start for very respectable journal.

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