Analytic Philosophy

Analytic Philosophy : Beginnings to the Present

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This comprehensive anthology offers influential works of philosophy, written in the last 125 years in Northern and Central Europe and in the United States - durable contributions that have shaped the contemporary philosophical landscape in English-speaking countries. Substantial yet readable selections represent leading American pragmatists, the early Cambridge analysts, members of the Vienna Circle, the so-called "ordinary language" philosophers, along with recent analytic and post-analytic philosophers.
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  • Paperback | 404 pages
  • 182.9 x 233.7 x 20.3mm | 680.4g
  • Mayfield Publishing Co ,U.S.
  • United States
  • Multiple languages
  • 0767414551
  • 9780767414555

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Preface PART I. AMERICAN PRAGMATISM Charles Sanders Peirce, "How to Make our Ideas Clear" / Charles Sanders Pierce, "Pragmaticism" / William James, "What Pragmatism Means" / William James, "The Moral Philosopher and the Moral Life" / John Dewey, "The Problem of Logical Subject-Matter" / Clarence Irving Lewis, "A Pragmatic Conception of the a Priori" PART II. EARLY ANALYTIC PHILOSOPHY Gottlob Frege, "On Sense and Meaning" / Bertrand Russell, "Descriptions" / Bertrand Russell, "Logic as the Essence of Philosophy" / Bertrand Russell, "The Relation of Sense-Data to Physics" / Ludwig Wittgenstein, Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus PART III. POSITIVISTIC PHILOSOPHY Hans Hahn, Rudolf Carnap, and Otto Neurath, "The Scientific Conception of the World: The Vienna Circle" / Sir Alfred Jules (A.J.) Ayer, "The Elimination of Metaphysics" / Moritz Schlick, "Positivism and Realism" / Otto Neurath, "Physicalism" / Otto Neurath, "Protocol Sentences" / Rudolf Carnap, "On the Character of Philosophic Problems" / Rudolf Carnap, "Empiricism, Semantics, and Ontology" / Carl G. Hempel, "Problems and Changes in the Empiricist Criterion of Meaning" / Charles L. Stevenson, "The Emotive Meaning of Ethical Terms" PART IV. ORDINARY LANGUAGE PHILOSOPHY George Edward (G.E.) Moore, "Proof of an External World" / Ludwig Wittgenstein, from Philosophical Investigations / Gilbert Ryle, "Descartes' Myth" / John Langshaw Austin, from Sense and Sensibilia / Gertrude Elizabeth Margaret (G. E. M.) Anscombe, "Modern Moral Philosophy" PART V. CONTEMPORARY PHILOSOPHY Willard Van Orman (W.V.O) Quine, "Two Dogmas of Empiricism" / Willard Van Orman (W.V.O) Quine, "Ontological Relativity" / Donald H. Davidson, "On the Very Idea of a Conceptual Scheme" / Saul Aaron Kripke, from Naming Necessity / Hilary Putnam, "Brains in a Vat" / Thomas Nagel, "Subjective and Objective" / Richard M. Hare, "A Moral Argument" / Catherine Z. Elgin, "The Relativity of Fact and the Objectivity of Value" / David Lewis (with Stephanie Lewis), "Holes"
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