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Classics of Philosophy The Twentieth Century

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ISBN-10: 0195132831

ISBN-13: 9780195132830

Edition: 2000

Authors: Louis P. Pojman

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The most recent volume in Louis Pojman's highly successful Classics of Philosophy collection (OUP, 1998), Classics of Philosophy: Volume III, The Twentieth Century assembles definitive essays in twentieth-century Western philosophy. This work is considerably more comprehensive than the corresponding section of the single-volume edition of Classics of Philosophy. Its selections cover the whole spectrum of the field, representing the major movements of the century including British Realism, American Pragmatism, Logical Positivism, Existentialism, Phenomenology, Deconstructionism, and Ordinary Language Philosophy. Pojman includes fifty-four diverse and engaging selections by thirty-nine…    
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List price: $54.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/31/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 576
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.134
Language: English

Louis P. Pojman (1935-2005) was Professor of Philosophy, Emeritus, at the United States Military Academy and a Life Member of Clare Hall, Cambridge University. He received an M.A. and Ph.D. from Union Theological Seminary/Columbia University. He was a Fulbright Fellow at the University of Copenhagen and a Rockefeller Fellow at Hamburg University. He received his D.Phil. in Philosophy from Oxford University in 1997.His first position was at the University of Notre Dame, after which he taught at the University of Texas at Dallas. Later, at the University of Mississippi, he served for three years as Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religion. In 1995, he became Professor of Philosophy…    

Preface Introduction PART I: THE ANGLO-AMERICAN ANALYTIC TRADITION 1. John M.E. McTaggart, The Unreality of Time 2. G.E. Moore The Refutation of Idealism A Defense of Common Sense Proof of an External World 3. Bertrand Russell The Problems of Philosophy The Theory of Definite Descriptions A Debate on the Existence of God between Father F.C. Copleston and Bertrand Russell 4. Charles Sanders Peirce How to Make Our Ideas Clear The Presuppositions of Science: Common Sense and Religion 5. William James The Will to Believe What Pragmatism Means The Pragmatic Notion of Truth 6. Rudolf Carnap, The Elimination of Metaphysics Through Logical Analysis…