is there a common structure to “understanding” such that philosophers can “understand understanding” and thereby obtain a special status?
|Answer to main question||Yes||No|
|philosophy||With a capital P||Lower-case p|
|Philosophy is ___ the sciences||Queen of …||One of …|
|Kind of understanding||Ahistorical||Historical|
|[[Having a nature or a history||Kant oder Hegel]]||Kant|
In PMN’s introduction, Rorty sees Platonism was the original justification of Philosophy’s special status. That became outdated, but soon after representationalism became the justification (and still is).