Mind, Method, and Morality: Essays in Honour of Anthony Kenny

Hardcover | February 7, 2010

EditorJohn Cottingham, Peter Hacker

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Sir Anthony Kenny is one of the most distinguished and prolific philosophers of our time. In the wide range and historical breadth of his interests, he has influenced many parts of the philosophical landscape, especially in the philosophy of mind and the theory of human action andresponsibility. In contrast to many of his contemporaries, who have played down philosophy's debt to its past, Kenny's work has always been rooted in the great tradition of Western philosophical inquiry. Mind, Method and Morality celebrates Kenny's work by focusing on the four great philosophers towhom Kenny has given special attention, namely Aristotle, Aquinas, Descartes, and Wittgenstein. It contains sixteen essays (four on each philosopher) written by leading specialists in the relevant area. Strongly linked together by their focus on philosophy of mind, action and responsibility, thepapers make a significant contribution to those areas of philosophy that Kenny has made particularly his own, and constitute a timely celebration of his work. While keeping to the highest standards of scholarship and philosophical rigour, the volume aims to be engaging and comprehensible to a wideaudience, thus mirroring the clarity and accessibility that are the hallmarks of Kenny's own philosophical writings. A preface by the Editors describes Anthony Kenny's philosophical career, and the volume also includes a complete bibliography of his writings.

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Sir Anthony Kenny is one of the most distinguished and prolific philosophers of our time. In the wide range and historical breadth of his interests, he has influenced many parts of the philosophical landscape, especially in the philosophy of mind and the theory of human action andresponsibility. In contrast to many of his contemporarie...

John Cottingham is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the University of Reading and an Honorary Fellow of St John's College, Oxford University. He has served as Chairman of the British Society for the History of Philosophy, as President of the Mind Association, and as President of the Aristotelian Society. Peter Hacker is Emeritus Re...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:360 pagesPublished:February 7, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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PrefaceAbbreviationsPart I: Aristotle1. Sarah Broadie: The Good, the Noble and the Theoretical in the Eudemian Ethics2. Jonathan Barnes: The Opinion of Aristotle concerning Destiny and What Is Up To Us3. David Charles: Weakness and Impetuosity4. Christopher Shields: An Approach to Aristotelian ActualityPart II: Aquinas5. Terence Irwin: The Role of Consent in Aquinas' Theory of Action6. John Haldane: Kenny and Aquinas on the Metaphysics of Mind7. David S. Oderberg: 'Whatever is Changing is being Changed by Something Else': A Reappraisal of Premise One of the First Way8. Brian Davies: The Action of GodPart III: Descartes9. Desmond Clarke: The Physics and Metaphysics of the Mind: Descartes and Regius10. John Cottingham: Cartesian Autonomy11. Stephen Gaukroger: Descartes's Theory of Perceptual Cognition and the Question of Moral Sensibility12. Marleen Rozemond: Descartes and the Immortality of the SoulPart IV: Wittgenstein13. Peter Hacker: The Development of Wittgenstein's Philosophy of Psychology14. Hans-Johann Glock: Concepts: Between the Subjective and the Objective15. Joachim Schulte: Some Remarks on Wittgenstein's Early Philosophy of Mind16. Severin Schroeder: A Tale of Two ProblemsBibliography of the Works of Anthony KennyNotes on the ContributorsIndex