12 modern philosophers

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Wiley-Blackwell, Jan 16, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 254 pages
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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

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Contents

Introduction Christopher Belshaw and Gary Kemp
1
Quine A W Moore
16
Rawls Thomas Baldwin
34
Davidson Ernie Lepore and Kirk Ludwig
56
Williams Catherine Wilson
76
Rorty Alan Malachowski
94
Fodor Jose Luis Bermudez
115
Nagel Sonia Sedivj
134
Kripke Alexander Bird 15 3
153
Nozick A R Lacey
173
Parfit Jacob Ross
192
McDowell Marie McGinn
216
Singer Lori Gruen
232
Index
252
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About the author (2009)

Christopher Belshaw is 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 (1998), Environmental Philosophy (2001), and 10 Good Questions About Life and Death (Blackwell, 2005). Another book, Annihilation: The Sense and Significance of Death, is forthcoming (2009).

  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 (3rd edn. 2009).

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