Philosophical Analysis

Philosophical Analysis

Author: D.S. Austin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400929098

Category: Philosophy

Page: 363

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Analytic philosophy is alive and in good health, as this collection of twenty, previously unpublished essays most ably demonstrates. The reader will find here assembled some of the finest writings of modern analytic philosophers at the top of their form. Matthews discusses Plato's attempt to deal with the problem of false belief about identities. Parson evaluates Russell's early theory of denoting phrases. Chisholm exhibits the utility of thirteen epistemic categories. Plantinga criticizes Chisholm's account of justification. Conee argues that solving the Gettier Problem is important, and Ginet proposes a solution to it. Lehrer criticizes an argument based on the simplicity of our belief in material objects and other minds. R. Feldman defends an account of having evidence. F. Feldman defends a propositional account of pleasure. Van Fraassen criticizes Garber's solution to the problem of old evidence. Castañeda investigates the nature of negation. McKay argues that de se analyses of belief do not account for belief de re. Richard argues that no Fregean semantics for belief attribution will succeed. Ryckman suggests that the Millian theory of names has little to do with the theory of belief is no threat to God's omniscience. Dunn investigates constraints imposed on non-classical modal logics by extensionality. Fitch argues that singular propositions perform important functions in modal logic. Jubien evaluates arguments for and against possible worlds. Ratzsch argues that there must be a deeper source of nomicality than ordinary subjunctives, and Stalnaker argues that there is room for determinancy of identity and indeterminacy in reference.

The Philosophical Review Volume 4

The Philosophical Review Volume 4

Author: Cornell University. Sage Sch Philosophy

Publisher: Hardpress Publishing

ISBN: 131425197X

Category:

Page: 718

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Philosophical Analysis in the Twentieth Century, Volume 1

Philosophical Analysis in the Twentieth Century, Volume 1

Author: Scott Soames

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400825790

Category: Philosophy

Page: 432

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This is a major, wide-ranging history of analytic philosophy since 1900, told by one of the tradition's leading contemporary figures. The first volume takes the story from 1900 to mid-century. The second brings the history up to date. As Scott Soames tells it, the story of analytic philosophy is one of great but uneven progress, with leading thinkers making important advances toward solving the tradition's core problems. Though no broad philosophical position ever achieved lasting dominance, Soames argues that two methodological developments have, over time, remade the philosophical landscape. These are (1) analytic philosophers' hard-won success in understanding, and distinguishing the notions of logical truth, a priori truth, and necessary truth, and (2) gradual acceptance of the idea that philosophical speculation must be grounded in sound prephilosophical thought. Though Soames views this history in a positive light, he also illustrates the difficulties, false starts, and disappointments endured along the way. As he engages with the work of his predecessors and contemporaries--from Bertrand Russell and Ludwig Wittgenstein to Donald Davidson and Saul Kripke--he seeks to highlight their accomplishments while also pinpointing their shortcomings, especially where their perspectives were limited by an incomplete grasp of matters that have now become clear. Soames himself has been at the center of some of the tradition's most important debates, and throughout writes with exceptional ease about its often complex ideas. His gift for clear exposition makes the history as accessible to advanced undergraduates as it will be important to scholars. Despite its centrality to philosophy in the English-speaking world, the analytic tradition in philosophy has had very few synthetic histories. This will be the benchmark against which all future accounts will be measured.

The Philosophical Review Volume 22

The Philosophical Review Volume 22

Author: Cornell University. Sage Sch Philosophy

Publisher: Hardpress Publishing

ISBN: 1314252151

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Page: 708

View: 185

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The Philosophical Review Volume 15

The Philosophical Review Volume 15

Author: Cornell University. Sage Sch Philosophy

Publisher: Hardpress Publishing

ISBN: 1314252089

Category:

Page: 722

View: 567

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The Philosophical Review Volume 31

The Philosophical Review Volume 31

Author: Cornell University. Sage Sch Philosophy

Publisher: Hardpress Publishing

ISBN: 1314252232

Category:

Page: 656

View: 672

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The Philosophical Review Volume 7

The Philosophical Review Volume 7

Author: Cornell University. Sage Sch Philosophy

Publisher: Hardpress Publishing

ISBN: 1314252003

Category:

Page: 702

View: 255

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