Brief History of Analytic Philosophy From Russell to Rawls

ISBN-10: 0470672080

ISBN-13: 9780470672082

Edition: 2012

Authors: Stephen P. Schwartz

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A Brief History of Analytic Philosophy: From Russell to Rawls presents a comprehensive overview of the historical development of all major aspects of analytic philosophy, the dominant Anglo-American philosophical tradition in the twentieth century. Features coverage of all the major subject areas and figures in analytic philosophy - including Wittgenstein, Bertrand Russell, G.E. Moore, Gottlob Frege, Carnap, Quine, Davidson, Kripke, Putnam, and many othersContains explanatory background material to help make clear technical philosophical conceptsIncludes listings of suggested further readingsWritten in a clear, direct style that presupposes little previous knowledge of philosophy 
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List price: $45.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/15/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.254

Introduction: What is Analytic Philosophy?
Leading Analytic Philosophers
Russell and Moore
Empiricism, Mathematics, and Symbolic Logic
Russell on Definite Descriptions
G. E. Moore's Philosophy of Common Sense
Moore and Russell on Sense Data
Moore's and Russell's Anti-Hegelianism
Wittgenstein, the Vienna Circle, and Logical Positivism
Ludwig Wittgenstein and the Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus
Historical Note: The Vienna Circle and their Allies
The Elimination of Metaphysics and the Logical Positivist Program
The Demise of the Vienna Circle
The Influence of the Logical Positivists
Responses to Logical Positivism: Quine, Kuhn, and American Pragmatism
The Demise of the Verifiability Criterion of Meaningfulness
Quine's Rejection of the Analytic/Synthetic Distinction
Quinean Empiricism without the Dogmas
American Pragmatists after Quine: Nelson Goodman, Richard Rorty, and Hilary Putnam
Oxford Ordinary Language Philosophy and Later Wittgenstein
The Attack on Formalism - Strawson and Ryle
Philosophy of Language - Austin and Wittgenstein
Philosophy of Mind - Ryle, Strawson, and Wittgenstein
The Rejection of Sense Data Theory
The Legacy of Ordinary Language Philosophy
Responses to Ordinary Language Philosophy: Logic, Language, and Mind
Part 1: Formal Logic and Philosophy of Language
G�del and Tarski
Carnap - Meaning and Necessity
Part 2: Philosophy of Mind
Objections to Functionalism - Bats and the Chinese Room
Anomalous Monism
The Problem of Mental Causation
The Rebirth of Metaphysics
Modal Logic
Possible Worlds
Problems with the Canonical Conception of Possible Worlds
Transworld Identity and Identification
The Modal Version of the Ontological Argument
Naming, Necessity, and Natural Kinds: Kripke, Putnam, and Donnellan
The Traditional Theory of Meaning and Reference
Kripke's and Donnellan's Criticism of the Traditional Theory: Names and Descriptions
Natural Kind Terms
Problems for the New Theory of Reference
Applications of the New Theory of Reference to the Philosophy of Mind
The Social, Cultural, and Institutional Basis of Meaning and Reference
Ethics and Metaethics in the Analytic Tradition
G. E. Moore's Principia Ethica
The Non-Cognitivism of C. L. Stevenson
The Universal Prescriptivism of R. M. Hare
The Return to Substantive Ethics
Questioning the Fact/Value Divide
Peter Singer and Animal Liberation
John Rawls' Theory of Justice
Epilogue: Analytic Philosophy Today and Tomorrow
Analytic Philosophy since 1980
What is the Future of Analytic Philosophy?
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