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2018.04.13 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Catherine Z. Elgin, True Enough, MIT Press, 2017, 337pp., $35.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780262036535. Reviewed by Henk W. de Regt, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam This new book by Catherine Elgin demonstrates her versatility as a philosopher and reflects the broad spectrum of her philosophical interests and expertise. First and foremost, it presents an original, fruitful blend of epistemology and philosophy of science. But it also contains excursions into aesthetics, ethics and the philosophy of history. Elgin weaves these strands together in a way that both impresses and enlightens the reader. One of the book's central topics is the nature of understanding, and here Elgin has played a major role in bridging the divide between epistemology and philosophy of science. Her 1996 book Considered Judgment already demonstrated that she likes to cross boundaries between philosophical disciplines, developing ideas that transcend. . .

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