Contemporary Analytic Philosophy

Contemporary Analytic Philosophy : Core Readings

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For junior/senior/graduate-level survey courses in Analytic Philosophy.This anthology collects some of the most influential primary source contributions to 20th century analytic philosophy, together with introductions and commentaries for each selection. It traces the development of a few central themes in analytic philosophy, from philosophy of mind and language, metaphysics, epistemology, and philosophical more

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  • Paperback | 447 pages
  • 177.8 x 233.68 x 27.94mm | 2,041.16g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 013099068X
  • 9780130990686

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This new edition of Contemporary Analytic Philosophy retains classic works from leading philosophers such as Frege, Wittgenstein, Quine, and Kripke, and adds papers from Russell, Carnap, Strawson, Davidson, and Burge. The editor provides extensive introductions to each more

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"This book is designed perfectly for a basic introduction to Twentieth Century Analytic Philosophy-especially because of its clear and relevant introductions to each reading, and its coverage. As such, the book prepares students for more advanced work in contemporary philosophy, philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, and philosophy of logic." - Anthony C. Genova, University of Kansas"The editor's style is lively and comfortable for students." - John Tienson, University of Memphisshow more

Table of contents

1. Frege, Russell, Moore. Introduction to Gottlob Frege. "Sense and Reference," Gottlob Frege. Introduction to Bertrand Russell. "On Denoting," Bertrand Russell. Selections from The Philosophy of Logical Atomism, Bertrand Russell. Introduction to G.E. Moore. "Proof of an External World," G.E. Moore.2. Wittgenstein. Introduction to Ludwig Wittgenstein. Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus (abridged), Ludwig Wittgenstein. Selections from Philosophical Investigations, Ludwig Wittgenstein.3. Logical Empiricism. Introduction to Logical Empiricism. "The Foundations of Knowledge," Moritz Schlick. "The Elimination of Metaphysics Through Logical Analysis of Language," Rudolf Carnap. "Empiricism, Semantics, Ontology," Rudolf Carnap.4. Ordinary Language Philosophy. Introduction to Gilbert Ryle. "Knowing How and Knowing That," Gilbert Ryle. Introduction to J.L. Austin. Selections from Sense and Sensibilia, J.L. Austin. Introduction to P.F. Strawson. "On Referring," P.F. Strawson. Introduction to H.P. Grice. "Meaning," H.P. Grice.5. Quine. Introduction to W.V. Quine. "Two Dogmas of Empiricism," W.V. Quine. "In Defense of a Dogma," H.P. Grice and P.F. Strawson. "Ontological Relativity," W.V. Quine.6. Truth, Meaning, and Interpretation. Introduction to Alfred Tarski. "The Semantic Conception of Truth and the Foundations of Semantics," Alfred Tarski. Introduction to Donald Davidson. "Truth and Meaning," Donald Davidson. "Radical Interpretation," Donald Davidson.7. Reference and Essence. Introduction to Saul Kripke. "Identity and Necessity," Saul Kripke. Introduction to Externalism. "Meaning and Reference," Hilary Putnam. Selections from "Individualism and the Mental," Tyler more

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