This publication is a continuation of two earlier series of chroni- cles, Philosophy in the Mid-Century (Firenze 1958/59) and Con- temporary Philosophy (Firenze 1968), edited by Raymond Kli- bansky. Like the other series, these chronicles provide a survey of important trends in contemporary philosophical discussion from 1966 to 1978. The need for such surveys has, I believe, increased rather than decreased over the last years. The philosophical scene appears, for various reasons, more complex than ever before. The continuing process of specialization in most branches, the emergence of new schools of thought, particularly in philosophical logic and the philosophy of language, the convergence of interest (though not necessarily of opinion) of different traditions upon certain prob- lems, and the increasing attention being paid to the history of philosophy in discussions of contemporary problems are the most important contributory factors. Surveys of the present kind are a valuable source of knowledge of this complexity and may as such be an assistance in renewing the understanding of one's own philosophical problems.
The surveys, it is to be hoped, may also help to strengthen the Socratic element of modern philosophy, the dialogue or Kommunikationsgemeinschajt. So far, four volumes have been prepared for the new series. The present chronicles in Philosophy of Action (Vol. 3) follow upon chronicles in the Philosophy of Language and Philosophical Logic (V 01. 1) and chronicles in the Philosophy of Science (Vol.
/ Table des matieres.- Explanation of action.- Philosophy of action: Davidson, von Wright, and the debate over causation.- Ability, possibility and responsibility.- The problem about the nature of law.- Norms, normative propositions, and legal statements.- On the justification of rights.- Kant's practical philosophy.- Sozialphilosophie im Spannungsfeld von Phanomenologie und Marxismus.- On Marxist social philosophy.- Science et ethique.- Abbreviations used by some contributors.- Index of names.- Index of subjects.
Series: CONTEMPORARY PHILOSOPHY : Book 3
Number Of Pages: 370
Published: 31st January 1983
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24
Weight (kg): 0.57