Philosophical Writings

Philosophical Writings

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This volume presents twenty-two uncollected philosophical essays by Sir Peter Strawson, one of the leading philosophers of the second half of the twentieth century. The essays (two of them previously unpublished) are drawn from seven decades of work, from 1949 to 2003. They span the broad range of Strawson's work: metaphysics, epistemology, philosophical logic, philosophy of language, ethical theory, and history of philosophy, along with metaphilosophical reflections
and intellectual autobiography.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 270 pages
  • 148 x 222 x 21mm | 468g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0199587299
  • 9780199587292
  • 1,496,957

Table of contents

Preface ; 1. Ethical Intuitionism ; 2. In Defence of a Dogma ; 3. Construction and Analysis ; 4. Proper Names ; 5. The Post-Linguistic Thaw ; 6. Analysis, Science, and Metaphysics ; 7. Bennett on Kant's Analytic ; 8. Does Knowledge have Foundations? ; 9. Knowledge and Truth ; 10. Scruton and Wright on Anti-Realism ; 11. Perception and its Objects ; 12. Liberty and Necessity ; 13. Sensibility, Understanding, and the Doctrine of Synthesis ; 14. Two Conceptions of Philosophy ; 15. Review of Paul Grice, Studies in the Way of Words ; 16. Knowing from Words ; 17. What have we learned from Philosophy in the Twentieth Century? ; 18. A Category of Particulars ; 19. Paul Grice ; 20. Why Philosophy? ; 21. Intellectual Autobiography ; 22. A Bit of Intellectual Autobiography ; Index
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About P. F. Strawson

Sir Peter Strawson was a professor at Oxford from 1968 to 1987. He was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 1960, became a foreign honorary member of the American Academy of Arts of Sciences in 1971, and was an Honorary Fellow of St John's, University and Magdalen Colleges. Strawson was knighted in 1977 for his outstanding contribution to philosophy. His influential works include Individuals (1959), The Bounds of Sense (1966), and Freedom
and Resentment (1974).
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