12 Modern Philosophers

12 Modern Philosophers

By: Gary Kemp (author), Christopher Belshaw (author)Hardback

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Featuring essays from leading philosophical scholars, 12 Modern Philosophers explores the works, origins, and influences of twelve of the most important late 20th Century philosophers working in the analytic tradition. Draws on essays from well-known scholars, including Thomas Baldwin, Catherine Wilson, Adrian Moore and Lori Gruen Locates the authors and their oeuvre within the context of the discipline as a whole Considers how contemporary philosophy both draws from, and contributes to, the broader intellectual and cultural milieu

About Author

Christopher Belshaw is a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy and Staff Tutor with the Open University. He works mainly at the theoretical end of applied ethics. He is the author of Ideas (Open University 1998), Environmental Philosophy (Acumen, 2001) and 10 Good Questions About Life and Death (Blackwell, 2005). Another book, Annihilation: The Sense and Significance of Death , is forthcoming. Gary Kemp is Senior Lecturer in the Philosophy Department at the University of Glasgow. He works in the philosophy of logic and language, on Frege, Russell, Quine and Davidson, and on aesthetics and philosophical themes in literature. He is the author of Quine: A Guide for the Perplexed (2005) and, with Tracy Bowell, of Critical Thinking: A Concise Guide (2002, 2005, 2009).


Acknowledgments. Notes on Contributors. Introduction (Christopher Belshaw, Open University and Gary Kemp, University of Glasgow). 1. Quine (A. W. Moore, University of Oxford). 2. Rawls (Thomas Baldwin, University of York). 3. Davidson (Ernie Lepore, Rutgers University and Kirk Ludwig, University of Florida). 4. Williams (Catherine Wilson, City University of New York). 5. Rorty (Alan Malachowski, University of East Anglia). 6. Fodor (Jose Luis Bermudez, Washington University, St Louis). 7. Nagel (Sonia Sedivy, University of Toronto). 8. Kripke (Alexander Bird, University of Bristol). 9. Nozick (A. R. Lacey). 10. Parfit (Jacob Ross, University of Southern California). 11. McDowell (Marie McGinn, University of York). 12. Singer (Lori Gruen, Wesleyan University). Index.

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  • ISBN13: 9781405152617
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 264
  • ID: 9781405152617
  • weight: 520
  • ISBN10: 1405152613

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