Essays on Philosophy in Australia

Essays on Philosophy in Australia

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Philosophy flourished in Australia after the war. There was spectacular growth in both the number of departments and the number of philosophers. On top of this philosophy spread beyond the philosophy departments.
Serious studies, and interest in philosophy is now common in faculties as diverse as law, science and education. Neither is this development merely quantitative, the Australian researcher has come of age and contributes widely to international debates. At least one movement originated in Australia.
This makes the study of philosophy in Australia timely, evidenced by the number of articles concerned with this area that begin to appear in international journals. In Australia itself there is growing interest in the history of the country's philosophical development. There are discussions in conferences and meetings: the matter is now the subject of courses.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 330 pages
  • 155.96 x 233.93 x 20.57mm | 1,469.63g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1992 ed.
  • XII, 330 p.
  • 0792316959
  • 9780792316954

Table of contents

Foreword. I. Australian Philosophy or Philosophy in Australia? J. Passmore. II. Wittgenstein and the Analytic Tradition; G. Marshall. III. The Mind-Body Problem; W. Joske. IV. Moral Philosophy 1945-1980; B. Scarlett. V. Political Philosophy in Australia; D. Muschamp. VI. The Influence of Quine and Davidson; J.A. Burgess. VII. The Contemporary European Tradition in Australian Philosophy; M. Harney. VIII. The Marxist Tradition; A.R. Giles-Peter. IX. A Personal View of the Development of Deductive Logic in Australia since 1956; L. Goddard. X. Logic in Australia; E.P. Martin. XI. History and Philosophy of Science in Australia; B. Maund. XII. The History of Ideas; M.A. Rose. XIII. Contemporary Work (1980-1988); R. Brown. Index.
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