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The Bloomsbury companion to analytic philosophy

Author: Barry Dainton; Howard Robinson
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2013.
Series: Bloomsbury companions.
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Surveying the history, latest developments and potential future directions of contemporary analytic philosophy, this is an essential one-volume reference guide for all those workingin the field. The Continuum Companion to Analytic Philosophy brings together a team of internationally renowned scholars to explore all the major areas of inquiry, key concepts and most important thinkers in the analytic tradition. Topics  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Bloomsbury companion to analytic philosophy.
New York : Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2013
xx, 647 pages
(DLC) 2013023946
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Barry Dainton; Howard Robinson
ISBN: 9781441111470 1441111476
OCLC Number: 868976721
Description: 1 online resource (673 pages).
Contents: Cover; HalfTitle; Series; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Overview; Preface; Contributors; Part I History, Methods, and Problems; 1 A Different World; 2 From Idealism to a Realistic (Platonic) Pluralism; 3 Principia Ethica; 4 Principles and Paradox; 5 Frege; 6 On Denoting, Acquaintance, and Construction; 7 Wittgenstein and the Tractatus; 8 The Vienna Circle and its "Wissenschaftliche Weltauffassung"; 9 Later Wittgenstein; 10 Quine; 11 Oxford and Ordinary Language; 12 Developments in Ethics; 13 Davidson; 14 Kripke and Putnam; 15 Analytic Philosophy of Mind; 15.1 More Recent Work. Appendix A Simple Introduction to Tarski's Theory of TruthNotes; Part II Current Research and Issues; Introduction to Part II; 16 Mathematics and Logic; 17 Philosophy and Language; 1 Introduction; 2 The Nature of Linguistic Phenomena; 3 The Naïve Semantic Picture; 4 Uttering Sentences; 5 From Uttering to Meaning; 6 Saying and Meaning; 7 Grice's Distinction between Semantics and Pragmatics; 8 Beyond Grice's Distinction; 9 A More Radical Revision to Grice's Picture; 10 Contextualism; 11 Against Contextualism; 12 Semantic Minimalism; 13 Nonsentential Assertions. 18 Meaning, Normativity, and Naturalism1 Kripke's Skeptical Paradox; 2 Straight and Skeptical Solutions; 3 Wittgenstein on Dispositions; 4 Dispositions and Normativity; 5 Can Dispositionalism Be Rescued?; 6 Conclusion; 19 Philosophy of Science; 1 Scientific Methodology; 2 The Metaphysics of Science; 3 The Epistemology of Science; 4 The Philosophy of the Sciences; 20 Philosophy of Physics; 1 What Are Physics and the Philosophy of Physics?; 2 Newtonian Mechanics; 3 Statistical Mechanics and Time's Arrows; 4 Theories of Relativity; 5 Quantum Mechanics; 6 Conclusion; 21 Causation; 1 Introduction. 2 Hume and Russell3 Humeanism and Its Critics; 4 Some Theories of Causation; 5 Further Issues; 22 Metaphysics; Part 1 Identity; Part 2 Change; Part 3 Modality; 23 Philosophy of Mind: Consciousness, Intentionality and Ignorance; 1 Introduction1; 2 Responding to Our Inner Cartesian; 3 The Problem of Consciousness; 4 The Epistemic Response to the Consciousness Problem; 5 The Problem of the Problem of Intentionality; 6 The Descriptive/Foundational Distinction; 7 From Language to Mind; 8 The Intentionality Problem and Descriptive Psychology; 9 The Intentionality Problem and Foundational Psychology. 10 The Problem of Self-knowledge24 Personal Identity: Are We Ontological Trash?; 1 What is the Proper Method in (the) Philosophy (of Personal Identity)?; 2 Do We Have the Persistence Conditions of Organisms?; 3 The Brain-transplanting Intuition; 4 Remnant Persons; 5 Really Gruesome Guillotining; 6 Are We Embodied Minds?; 7 Why Is It So Bad to Be Trash?; 8 Must We Then Be Feckless?; 25 Free Will; 1 Free Will and Responsibility; 2 Alternative Possibilities; 3 Fatalism; 4 Determinism and the Consequence Argument; 5 Libertarianism and Control; 6 Semi-compatibilism and the Manipulation Argument.
Series Title: Bloomsbury companions.
Responsibility: edited by Barry Dainton and Howard Robinson.

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