This anthology of the central writings of the analytical tradition is widely regarded as the most useful such volume for teaching purposes. Clustered around issues in the philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, and metaphysics, many of the pieces were written in direct response to one another and illustrate a variety of approaches to key problems in the analytic tradition.
The best anthology I know of for a general course on 20th century analytic philosophy. --H. E. Baber, University of San Diego This is an absolutely perfect anthology. I was thrilled when I found that Hackett reissued this irreplaceable collection that exactly fits its title. --Michael Losonsky, Colorado State University