Philosophers of Our Times

Hardcover | February 6, 2015

EditorTed Honderich

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Eighteen of the world's most eminent philosophers of recent years tackle central questions of philosophy in this collection of the prestigious annual lectures given at the Royal Institute of Philosophy in London. The line-up of authors is stellar: Simon Blackburn, Ned Block, Tyler Burge, DavidChalmers, Noam Chomsky, Jerry Fodor, Jurgen Habermas, Anthony Kenny, Christine Korsgaard, John McDowell, Alasdair MacIntyre, Thomas Nagel, Derek Parfit, T. M. Scanlon, John Searle, Sir Peter Strawson, Bernard Williams, and Mary Warnock. There are six pieces on questions to do with mind, perception,and action; four on reason and morality; six range over freedom, identity, religion, and politics; and the last two take a step back to look at philosophy itself and how it works. The best way to learn about philosophy is to read philosophy at its best: that is what this fascinating anthologyoffers.

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Eighteen of the world's most eminent philosophers of recent years tackle central questions of philosophy in this collection of the prestigious annual lectures given at the Royal Institute of Philosophy in London. The line-up of authors is stellar: Simon Blackburn, Ned Block, Tyler Burge, DavidChalmers, Noam Chomsky, Jerry Fodor, Jurgen...

Ted Honderich, Grote Professor Emeritus of the Philosophy of Mind and Logic at University College London, past chairman of the Royal Institute of Philosophy, and visiting professor at Yale and the CUNY Graduate Centre, came to England from Canada as a graduate student. He has lived in London for most of his life, and lectured in much ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:384 pagesPublished:February 6, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Ted Honderich: IntroductionThomas Nagel: Conceiving the Impossible and the Mind-Body ProblemP. F. Strawson: Perception and its ObjectsTyler Burge: Perception: Where Mind Begins?Jerry Fodor: The Revenge of the Given: Mental Representation Without ConceptualizationNed Block: Attention and Mental PaintJohn McDowell: Some Remarks on Intention in ActionChristine M. Korsgaard: On Having a GoodT. M. Scanlon: Reasons FundamentalismSimon Blackburn: The Majesty of ReasonMary Warnock: What Is Natural? And should we care?John R. Searle: Free Will as a Problem in NeurobiologyDerek Parfit: We Are Not Human BeingsAnthony Kenny: Knowledge, Belief, and FaithNoam Chomsky: Simple Truths, Hard Problems: Some thoughts on terror, justice, and self-defenceAlasdair MacIntyre: Social Structures and their Threats to Moral AgencyJurgen Habermas: Religious Tolerance - The Pacemaker for Cultural RightsBernard Williams: Philosophy as a Humanistic DisciplineDavid J. Chalmers: Why Isn't There More Progress in Philosophy?