Analytic Philosophy in America: And Other Historical and Contemporary Essays (Hardback)
  • Analytic Philosophy in America: And Other Historical and Contemporary Essays (Hardback)
zoom

Analytic Philosophy in America: And Other Historical and Contemporary Essays (Hardback)

(author)
£40.00
Hardback 376 Pages / Published: 29/04/2014
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 1 week

  • This item has been added to your basket
In this collection of recent and unpublished essays, leading analytic philosopher Scott Soames traces milestones in his field from its beginnings in Britain and Germany in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, through its subsequent growth in the United States, up to its present as the world's most vigorous philosophical tradition. The central essay chronicles how analytic philosophy developed in the United States out of American pragmatism, the impact of European visitors and immigrants, the midcentury transformation of the Harvard philosophy department, and the rapid spread of the analytic approach that followed. Another essay explains the methodology guiding analytic philosophy, from the logicism of Frege and Russell through Wittgenstein's linguistic turn and Carnap's vision of replacing metaphysics with philosophy of science. Further essays review advances in logic and the philosophy of mathematics that laid the foundation for a rigorous, scientific study of language, meaning, and information. Other essays discuss W.V.O. Quine, David K. Lewis, Saul Kripke, the Frege-Russell analysis of quantification, Russell's attempt to eliminate sets with his "no class theory," and the Quine-Carnap dispute over meaning and ontology. The collection then turns to topics at the frontier of philosophy of language. The final essays, combining philosophy of language and law, advance a sophisticated originalist theory of interpretation and apply it to U.S. constitutional rulings about due process.

Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691160726
Number of pages: 376
Weight: 652 g
Dimensions: 235 x 152 x 29 mm

You may also be interested in...

The Road Less Travelled
Added to basket
The Republic
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Meditations
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
Silence
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
How the World Thinks
Added to basket
£20.00   £18.00
Hardback
The Order of Time
Added to basket
£12.99
Hardback
Lost and Found
Added to basket
Wabi Sabi
Added to basket
£12.99
Hardback
How to Be Free
Added to basket
£13.99
Hardback
On the Shortness of Life
Added to basket
£4.99
Paperback
Utopia for Realists
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.99
Paperback
Ikigai
Added to basket
£12.99   £9.99
Hardback
So You've Been Publicly Shamed
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
I Am Dynamite!
Added to basket
£25.00
Hardback
The Little Book of Ikigai
Added to basket
Enlightenment Now
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.