The Future For Philosophy: Future For Philosophy

Paperback | July 26, 2006

EditorBrian Leiter

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Where does philosophy, the oldest academic subject, stand at the beginning of the new millennium? This remarkable volume brings together leading figures from most major branches of the discipline to offer answers. What remains of the 'linguistic turn' in twentieth-century philosophy? How should moral philosophy respond to and incorporate developments in empirical psychology? Where might Continental and Anglophone feminist theory profitably interact? How has our understanding of ancient philosophy beenaffected by the emergence of analytic philosophy? Where does the mind-body problem stand today? What role must value judgments play in science? Do Marx, Nietzsche, or Freud matter in the 21st century? These and many other questions at the cutting edge of the discipline are addressed by distinguished philosophers from Australia, Britain, Canada, and the United States. They aim not only to stimulate philosophical debate, but to introduce those in cognate disciplines---biology, classics, economics,history, law, linguistics, literary studies, mathematics, philosophy, physics, political science, psychology, among others--- to what is happening in contemporary philosophy. In a substantial introduction, the editor gives an overview of the state of philosophy today and helps orientnon-philosophers.

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Where does philosophy, the oldest academic subject, stand at the beginning of the new millennium? This remarkable volume brings together leading figures from most major branches of the discipline to offer answers. What remains of the 'linguistic turn' in twentieth-century philosophy? How should moral philosophy respond to and incorpora...

Brian Leiter is in the Department of Philosophy, University of Texas at Austin.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.87 inPublished:July 26, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780199203925

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Table of Contents

Brian Leiter: Introduction1. Julia Annas: Ancient Philosophy for the Twenty-First Century2. Don Garrett: Philosophy and History in the History of Modern Philosophy3. Brian Leiter: The Hermeneutics of Suspicion: Recovering Marx, Nietzsche, and Freud4. Timothy Williamson: Past the Linguistic Turn?5. Jaegwon Kim: The Mind-Body Problem at Century's Turn6. David J. Chalmers: The Representational Character of Experience7. Alvin I. Goldman: The Need for Social Epistemology8. Philip Kitcher: The Ends of the Sciences9. Nancy Cartwright: From Causation to Explanation and Back10. Thomas Hurka: Normative Ethics: Back to the Future11. Peter Railton: Toward an Ethics that Inhabits the World12. Rae Langton: Projection and Objectification13. Philip Pettit: Existentialism, Quietism, and the Role of Philosophy

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`Review from previous edition In putting together this collection, Brian Leiter showed the essential instincts of a good editor: find outstanding contributors and let them write on topics that engage them. Conversely, don't compromise on the quality of the pieces for the sake of the editorialarchitectonic. The result is a volume in which every paper is an excellent treatment of an important and interesting topic ... [a] remarkable achievement ... a very useful and highly stimulating account of what philosophy is and where it is going'Gary Gutting, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews