Future Pasts: The Analytic Tradition in Twentieth-Century Philosophy

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Juliet Floyd, Sanford Shieh
Oxford University Press, Aug 30, 2001 - Philosophy - 480 pages
This collection of previously unpublished essays presents a new approach to the history of analytic philosophy--one that does not assume at the outset a general characterization of the distinguishing elements of the analytic tradition. Drawing together a venerable group of contributors, including John Rawls and Hilary Putnam, this volume explores the historical contexts in which analytic philosophers have worked, revealing multiple discontinuities and misunderstandings as well as a complex interaction between science and philosophical reflection.
 

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Contents

Freges Conception of Logic WARREN GOLDFARB
25
Theory and Elucidation The End of the Age of Innocence JOAN WEINER
43
Bolzano Frege and Husserl on Reference and Object DAGFINN FOLLESDAL
67
Ernst Mach at the Crossroads of TwentiethCentury Philosophy JAAKKO HINTIKKA
81
Truth and Propositional Unity in Early Russell THOMAS RICKETTS
101
Husserl and the Linguistic Turn CHARLES PARSONS
123
Number and Ascriptions of Number in Wittgensteins Tractatus JULIET FLOYD
145
Heideggers Response to Skepticism in Being and Time EDWARD H MINAR
193
Sure Path of a Science Kant in the Analytic Tradition SUSAN NEIMAN
291
NonNegotiable Demands Metaphysics Politics and the Discourse of Needs NAOMI SCHEMAN
315
Language as Social Software ROHIT PARIKH
339
Silences Noises Voices STANLEY CAVELL
351
Meaning Rigidity and Modality SANFORD SHIEH
369
Epistemology and Science in the Image of Modern Philosophy Rorty on Descartes and Locke GARY HATFIELD
393
Formal Losses GERALD E SACKS
415
A Reminiscence JOHN RAWLS
417

Confessions of a Confirmed Extensionalist WV QUINE
215
Tolerance and Analyticity in Carnaps Philosophy of Mathematics MICHEAL FRIEDMAN
223
The Defensible Province of Philosophy Quines 1934 Lectures on Carnap PETER HYLTON
257
Hans Reichenbach Realist and Verificationist HILARY PUTNAM
277

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Page 28 - Logic, I should maintain, must no more admit a unicorn than zoology can; for logic is concerned with the real world just as truly as zoology, though with its more abstract and general features.
Page 43 - My propositions serve as elucidations in the following way: anyone who understands me eventually recognizes them as nonsensical, when he has used them - as steps - to climb up beyond them. (He must, so to speak, throw away the ladder after he has climbed up it.) He must transcend these propositions, and then he will see the world aright.
Page 45 - Philosophy aims at the logical clarification of thoughts. Philosophy is not a body of doctrine but an activity. A philosophical work consists essentially of elucidations. Philosophy does not result in 'philosophical propositions', but rather in the clarification of propositions.

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