Philosophy is not a field in which piles of small findings later help fundamental advances. Little philosophical puzzles do not usually need rather dissolved by examining the wider fram assumptions, working out what their diverse and far-ranging effects have been, constructing and evaluating alternatives, trying to foresee distant implications. It often involves trying to view quite large areas in new ways, ways that may cut across usual distinctions both within philosophy and outsi de and that may require a broad knowledge across disciplines. —Ruth Millikan