An Introduction to Philosophical Analysis

An Introduction to Philosophical Analysis
Author: John Hospers
Publsiher: Prentice Hall
Total Pages: 648
Release: 1967
Genre: Analysis (Philosophy)
ISBN: UCAL:B3620484

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This book provides an in-depth, problem-oriented introduction to philosophical analysis using an extremely clear, readable approach. The "Fourth Edition" does not only update coverage throughout the book, but also restores the introductory chapter "Words and the World" the most distinguished, widely acclaimed feature of the first two editions. "

An Introduction to Philosophical Analysis

An Introduction to Philosophical Analysis
Author: John Hospers
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 416
Release: 1990
Genre: Analysis (Philosophy)
ISBN: 0415055768

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"An Introduction to Philosophical Analysis" presents the issues and conflicts inherent in philosophy. Among the book's many features is a new chapter on the problems of ethics, including the philosophy of law and of society, the nature of moral judgment and theories of normative ethics. This extensive revision includes new emphasis on the philosophy of science and problems of personal identity, as well as different approaches to a variety of issues.

An Introduction to Philosophical Methods

An Introduction to Philosophical Methods
Author: Christopher Daly
Publsiher: Broadview Press
Total Pages: 259
Release: 2010-07-20
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN: 9781551119342

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An Introduction to Philosophical Methods is the first book to survey the various methods that philosophers use to support their views. Rigorous yet accessible, the book introduces and illustrates the methodological considerations that are involved in current philosophical debates. Where there is controversy, the book presents the case for each side, but highlights where the key difficulties with them lie. While eminently student-friendly, the book makes an important contribution to the debate regarding the acceptability of the various philosophical methods, and so it will also be of interest to more experienced philosophers.

Philosophical Writing

Philosophical Writing
Author: A. P. Martinich
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 217
Release: 2009-02-04
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN: 9781405143929

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Substantially updated and revised, the third edition ofPhilosophical Writing is designed to help those with littleor no experience in philosophy to think and write successfully. Traces the evolution of a good philosophical essay from draftstage to completion Now includes new examples of the structures of a philosophicalessay, new examples of rough drafts, tips on how to study for atest and a new section on how to utilize the interneteffectively Written with clarity and wit by a bestselling author

The Dawn of Analysis

The Dawn of Analysis
Author: Scott Soames
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 436
Release: 2005-01-30
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN: 069112244X

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This is a major, wide-ranging history of analytic philosophy since 1900, told by one of the tradition's leading contemporary figures. The first volume takes the story from 1900 to mid-century. The second brings the history up to date. As Scott Soames tells it, the story of analytic philosophy is one of great but uneven progress, with leading thinkers making important advances toward solving the tradition's core problems. Though no broad philosophical position ever achieved lasting dominance, Soames argues that two methodological developments have, over time, remade the philosophical landscape. These are (1) analytic philosophers' hard-won success in understanding, and distinguishing the notions of logical truth, a priori truth, and necessary truth, and (2) gradual acceptance of the idea that philosophical speculation must be grounded in sound prephilosophical thought. Though Soames views this history in a positive light, he also illustrates the difficulties, false starts, and disappointments endured along the way. As he engages with the work of his predecessors and contemporaries--from Bertrand Russell and Ludwig Wittgenstein to Donald Davidson and Saul Kripke--he seeks to highlight their accomplishments while also pinpointing their shortcomings, especially where their perspectives were limited by an incomplete grasp of matters that have now become clear. Soames himself has been at the center of some of the tradition's most important debates, and throughout writes with exceptional ease about its often complex ideas. His gift for clear exposition makes the history as accessible to advanced undergraduates as it will be important to scholars. Despite its centrality to philosophy in the English-speaking world, the analytic tradition in philosophy has had very few synthetic histories. This will be the benchmark against which all future accounts will be measured.

Analysis and Metaphysics

Analysis and Metaphysics
Author: P. F. Strawson
Publsiher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages: 160
Release: 1992
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN: 0198751184

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Professor Strewson draws on his many years of teaching at Oxford University, during which he refined and developed what he regards as the most productive route to understanding the fundamental structure of human thinking.

Philosophical Analysis and Education International Library of the Philosophy of Education Volume 1

Philosophical Analysis and Education  International Library of the Philosophy of Education Volume 1
Author: Reginald Archambault
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2010-02-25
Genre: Education
ISBN: 9781135172282

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When originally published in 1965 this book reflected some of the new thinking among philosophers regarding the role of the discipline in its investigation of central issues in educaton. The essays are grouped into four major sections: The Nature and Function of Educational Theory; The Context of Educational Discussion; Conceptions of Teaching; and The Essence of Education. The concepts dealt with are of the first importance to any practical or theoretical discussion in education and the editor provides a generous introduction to the essays to aid the reader in his analysis of the issues.

Power

Power
Author: Peter Morriss
Publsiher: Manchester University Press
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2002
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN: 0719059968

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Peter Morriss discusses the notion of 'power' and attempts to show how recent accounts of power have misinterpreted crucial components, thereby producing faulty analyses. He puts the study of power into a modern context and also explains why an understanding of power is so important in developing a radical critique of a society. The revised second edition includes a new foreword.