This fully revised and updated edition of Nicholas Bunnin and E.P. Tsui-James’ popular introductory philosophy textbook brings together specially-commissioned chapters from a prestigious team of scholars writing on each of the key areas, figures and movements in philosophy
About The Author:
Nicholas Bunnin studied at Harvard University and Corpus Christi College, Oxford. He is Director of the Philosophy Project at the Institute for Chinese Studies, University of Oxford.
Eric Tsui-James lectured in Philosophy at St Hilda’s College, Oxford before becoming Associated Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Hong Kong
Table Of Contents:PrefaceNotes on ContributorsContemporary Philosophy in the United StatesContemporary Philosophy: A Second Look1Epistemology2Metaphysics3Philosophy of Language4Philosophy of Logic5Philosophy of Mind6Ethics7Aesthetics8Political and Social Philosophy9Philosophy of Science10Philosophy of Mathematics11Philosophy of Social Science12Philosophy of Law13Philosophy of History14Philosophy of Religion15Ancient Greek Philosophy16Medieval Philosophy17Descartes, Spinoza and Leibniz18Hobbes19Locke20Berkeley21Hume22Kant23Hegel24Marx25Bentham, Mill and Sidgwick26Pragmatism27Frege and Russell28Moore29Wittgenstein30Modern European Philosophy31Applied Ethics32Feminism and PhilosophyGlossaryIndex
The editors concede that this is not so much a companion to philosophy as to late 20th-century Anglo-American analytic philosophy. People outside that tradition will find the initial essays by John Searle and Bernard Williams bumptious. The book does contain a brief but intelligent essay on Continental philosophy by David E. Cooper and an essay on feminist philosophy by Jean Grimshaw, which gives many recent French feminists their due (though it ignores Hlne Cixous). Kant, Hegel, and Marx get brief look-ins, and the ancient philosophers and the medievals get a chapter each. The early moderns-from Descartes and Hobbes to Hume-get 80 pages. This leaves 600 pages for the Anglo-American philosophers, from the pragmatists onward, of which 480 are devoted to recent analytic philosophers and their backgrounds. These essays, mostly by well-established authors, are of very high quality. A.C. Grayling on epistemology and Simon Blackburn on metaphysics are especially enlightening. Mary Tiles on the philosophy of mathematics is not only clear on a difficult subject but breaks through the philosophical parochialism of some of the other discussions. Leon Pompa's essay on the philosophy of history is an unusually good introduction to the subject. Highly recommended for academic libraries.-Leslie Armour, Univ. of Ottawa
|Book:||The Blackwell Companion To Philosophy|
|Author:||E. P. Tsui-James Nicholas Bunnin(Editor)|
|Publisher:||Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated|
|Number of Pages:||976|
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