Philosophy in the Modern World A New History of Western Philosophy

ISBN-10: 0199546371

ISBN-13: 9780199546374

Edition: 2008

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Here is the concluding volume of Sir Anthony Kenny's monumental four-volume history of philosophy, the first major single-author narrative history to appear for several decades. Here Kenny tells the fascinating story of the development of philosophy in the modern world, from the early nineteenth century to the end of the millennium. Alongside (and intertwined with) extraordinary scientific advances, cultural changes, and political upheavals, the last two centuries have seen some of the most intriguing and original developments in philosophical thinking, which have transformed our understanding of ourselves and our world. In the first part of the book, Kenny offers a lively narrative introducing the major thinkers in their historical context. Among those we meet are the great figures of continental European philosophy, from Schopenhauer, Kierkegaard, and Nietzsche to Heidegger, Sartre, and Derrida; the Pragmatists such as C.S. Pierce and William James, who first developed a distinctively American philosophical tradition; Marx, Darwin, and Freud, the non-philosophers whose influence on philosophy was immense; and Wittgenstein and Russell, friends and colleagues who set the agenda for analytic philosophy in the twentieth century. Kenny then proceeds to guide the reader lucidly through the nine main areas of philosophical work in the period, offering a serious engagement with ideas and arguments about logic, language, epistemology, metaphysics, ethics, aesthetics, politics, and the existence of God. Graced with many beautiful illustrations, Philosophy in the Modern World concludes Kenny's stimulating history of the intellectual development of Western civilization, allowing readers to trace the birth and growth of philosophy from antiquity to the present day.
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List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/15/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Introduction
Bentham to Nietzsche
Bentham's Utilitarianism
The Development of John Stuart Mill
Schopenhauer's Philosophy of the Will
Ethics and Religion in Kierkegaard
Dialectical Materialism
Darwin and Natural Selection
John Henry Newman
Nietzsche
Peirce to Strawson
C. S. Peirce and Pragmatism
The Logicism of Frege
Psychology and Pragmatism in William James
British Idealism and its Critics
Russell on Mathematics, Logic, and Language
Wittgenstein's Tractatus
Logical Positivism
Wittgenstein's Later Philosophy
Analytic Philosophy after Wittgenstein
Freud to Derrida
Freud and Psychoanalysis
Husserl's Phenomenology
The Existentialism of Heidegger
The Existentialism of Sartre
Jacques Derrida
Logic
Mill's Empiricist Logic
Frege's Refoundation of Logic
Induction and Abduction in Peirce
The Saga of Principia Mathematica
Modern Modal Logic
Language
Frege on Sense and Reference
The Pragmatists on Language and Truth
Russell's Theory of Descriptions
The Picture Theory of the Proposition
Language-Games and Private Languages
Epistemology
Two Eloquent Empiricists
Peirce on the Methods of Science
Frege on Logic, Psychology, and Epistemology
Knowledge by Acquaintance and Knowledge by Description
Husserl's Epoche
Wittgenstein on Certainty
Metaphysics
Varieties of Idealism
Metaphysics and Teleology
Realism vs. Nominalism
First, Second, and Third in Peirce
The Metaphysics of Logical Atomism
Bad and Good Metaphysics
Philosophy of Mind
Bentham on Intention and Motive
Reason, Understanding, and Will
Experimental vs. Philosophical Psychology
The Freudian Unconscious
Philosophical Psychology in the Tractatus
Intentionality
Wittgenstein's Later Philosophy of Mind
Ethics
The Greatest Happiness of the Greatest Number
Modifications of Utilitarianism
Schopenhauer on Renunciation
The Moral Ascent in Kierkegaard
Nietzsche and the Transvaluation of Values
Analytic Ethics
Aesthetics
The Beautiful and the Sublime
The Aesthetics of Schopenhauer
Kierkegaard on Music
Nietzsche on Tragedy
Art and Morality
Art for Art's Sake
Political Philosophy
Utilitarianism and Liberalism
Kierkegaard and Schopenhauer on Women
Marx on Capital and Labour
Closed and Open Societies
God
Faith vs. Alienation
The Theism of John Stuart Mill
Creation and Evolution
Newman's Philosophy of Religion
The Death of God and the Survival of Religion
Freud on Religious Illusion
Philosophical Theology after Wittgenstein
Chronology
Abbreviations and Conventions
Bibliography
List of Illustrations
Index
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