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The Future for Philosophy - Brian Leiter

The Future for Philosophy

By: Brian Leiter (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st July 2004
ISBN: 9780199247288
Number Of Pages: 357

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Where does philosophy, the oldest academic subject, stand at the beginning of the new millennium? This remarkable volume brings together leading figures from most major branches of the discipline to offer answers.

What remains of the "linguistic turn" in twentieth-century philosophy? How should moral philosophy respond to and incorporate developments in empirical psychology? Where might Continental and Anglophone feminist theory profitably interact? How has our understanding of ancient philosophy been affected by the emergence of analytic philosophy? Where does the mind-body problem stand today? What role must value judgments play in science? Do Marx, Nietzsche, or Freud matter in the 21st century?

These and many other questions at the cutting edge of the discipline are addressed by distinguished philosophers from Australia, Britain, Canada, and the United States. They aim not only to stimulate philosophical debate, but to introduce those in cognate disciplines--biology, classics, economics, history, law, linguistics, literary studies, mathematics, philosophy, physics, political science, psychology, among others--to what is happening in contemporary philosophy. In a substantial introduction, the editor gives an overview of the state of philosophy today and helps orient non-philosophers.

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"In putting together this collection, Brian Leiter showed the essential instincts of a good editor: find outstanding contributors and let them write on topics that engage them. Conversely, don't compromise on the quality of the pieces for the sake of the editorial architectonic. The result is a volume in which every paper is an excellent treatment of an important and interesting topic...Leiter's goal was to show the reader what philosophy is today, and what it ought to be tomorrow, a project that calls for covering the major areas of current philosophical inquiry and representing the main ways of approaching these areas. It is a further tribute to Leiter's editorial abilities that the volume goes a considerable ways to meeting these goals...[a] remarkable achievement...a very useful and highly stimulating account of what philosophy is and where it is going."--Gary Gutting, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews

Brian Leiter: Introduction 1: Julia Annas: Ancient Philosophy for the Twenty-First Century 2: Don Garrett: Philosophy and History in the History of Modern Philosophy 3: Brian Leiter: The Hermeneutics of Suspicion: Recovering Marx, Nietzsche, and Freud 4: Timothy Williamson: Past the Linguistic Turn? 5: Jaegwon Kim: The Mind-Body Problem at Century's Turn 6: David J. Chalmers: The Representational Character of Experience 7: Alvin I. Goldman: The Need for Social Epistemology 8: Philip Kitcher: The Ends of the Sciences 9: Nancy Cartwright: From Causation to Explanation and Back 10: Thomas Hurka: Normative Ethics: Back to the Future 11: Peter Railton: Toward an Ethics that Inhabits the World 12: Rae Langton: Projection and Objectification 13: Philip Pettit: Existentialism, Quietism, and the Role of Philosophy

ISBN: 9780199247288
ISBN-10: 0199247285
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 357
Published: 1st July 2004
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.98 x 16.31  x 2.62
Weight (kg): 0.7

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