Philosophical turns

Philosophical turns – what does it mean? We have witnessed (or least claim that they have existed) a few within the last century/50 years

  • Linguistic turn (James, Frege, Heidegger, Husserl)
  • Hermeneutical turn (Heidegger, Gadamer)
  • Pragmatic turn (Austin, Searle, Wittgenstein, Rorty)
  • Semitotic turn (Peice, Eco, Latour?)

Lately also the ontological turn has been proposed.
But what does it mean to turn? Turn to something. Hightligting. Foregrounding. Or maybe something more profound?


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