Contemporary Approaches to Philosophy

Contemporary Approaches to Philosophy

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For Introduction to Philosophy (Readings) courses.

This text contains twenty-five important selections that help students answer the question: “What is philosophy?” It explores the nature of philosophy, focusing on what philosophy is and how it compares to other disciplines in the humanities and the sciences. The selections examine philosophy from a variety of philosophical standpoints and are organized into four categories: Pragmatism (Part I), Anglo-American Philosophy (Part II), Continental Philosophy (Part Ill), and Prospects for Philosophy (Part IV). Selections by such diverse 20th century philosophers as John Dewey, Bertrand Russell, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Karl Popper, Martin Heidegger, Michel Foucault, and Hilary Putnam provide students with a wide range of works from the main movements in contemporary philosophy. None of the selections is technical or formal in approach; so the text is suitable for a variety of courses.
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  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • 152.4 x 233.7 x 20.3mm | 725.76g
  • Macmillan USA
  • New Jersey, United States
  • English
  • Facsimile
  • Facsimile
  • 0023841710
  • 9780023841712

Table of contents

Paul Moser and Dwayne Mulder, “General Introduction: Philosophy of Philosophy.”
I. PRAGMATISM.

 1. Charles S. Peirce, “What Pragmatism Is.”
 2. William James, “What Pragmatism Means.”
 3. John Dewey, “The Development of American Pragmatism.”
 4. C.I. Lewis, “The Proper Method of Philosophy.”
II. ANGLO-AMERICAN PHILOSOPHY.

 5. Bertrand Russell, “Logical Atomism.”
 6. G.E. Moore, “What is Philosophy?.”
 7. Ludwig Wittgenstein, “Philosophy.”
 8. A.J. Ayer and F.C. Copieston, “Logical Positivism—A Debate.”
 9. Rudolf Camap, “Empiricism, Semantics, and Ontology.”
10. Friedrich Waismann, “How l See Philosophy.”
11. Roderick Chisholm, “Philosophers and Ordinary Language.”
12. Karl Popper, “The Nature of Philosophical Problems and Their Roots in Science.”
13. W.V. Quine, “Semantic Ascent.”
14. Micheal Dummett, “Can Analytical Philosophy Be Systematic, and Should It Be?”
III. CONTINENTAL PHILOSOPHY.

15. Friedrich Nietzsche, “On the Prejudices of Philosophers.”
16. Edmund Husserl, “Phenomenoiogy” and “Philosophy.”
17. Martin Heidogger, “The End of Philosophy and the Task of Thinking.”
18. Jean-Paul Sartre, “Existentialism.”
19. Maurice Merleau-Ponty, “What is Phenomenology?.”
20. Michel Foucault, “Nietzsche, Genealogy, History.”
21. Jacques Derrida, “Deconstruction and the Other.”
22. Jurgen Habermas, “Philosophy as Stand-In and Interpreter.”
IV. PROSPECTS FOR PHILOSOPHY.

23. Richard Rorty, “Pragmatism and Philosophy.”
24. Ernest Sosa, “Serious Philosophy and Freedom of Spirit.”
25. Hilary Putnam, “Why is a Philosopher?.”
Bibliography.
Index.
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