The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary Philosophy

Paperback | December 7, 2007

EditorFrank Jackson, Michael Smith

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Oxford Handbooks offer authoritative and up-to-date surveys of original research in a particular subject area. Specially commissioned essays from leading figures in the discipline give critical examinations of the progress and direction of debates. Oxford Handbooks provide scholars andgraduate students with compelling new perspectives upon a wide range of subjects in the humanities and social sciences. The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary Philosophy is the definitive guide to what's going on in this lively and fascinating subject. Jackson and Smith, themselves two of the world's most eminent philosophers, have assembled more than thirty distinguished scholars to contribute incisive and up-to-datecritical surveys of the principal areas of research. The coverage is broad, with sections devoted to moral philosophy, social and political philosophy, philosophy of mind and action, philosophy of language, metaphysics, epistemology, and philosophy of the sciences. This Handbook will be a richsource of insight and stimulation for philosophers, students of philosophy, and for people working in other disciplines of the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, who are interested in the state of philosophy today.

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Oxford Handbooks offer authoritative and up-to-date surveys of original research in a particular subject area. Specially commissioned essays from leading figures in the discipline give critical examinations of the progress and direction of debates. Oxford Handbooks provide scholars andgraduate students with compelling new perspectives ...

Frank Jackson is at Australian National University. Michael Smith is at Princeton University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:920 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 1.86 inPublished:December 7, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199234760

ISBN - 13:9780199234769

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Table of Contents

Frank Jackson and Michael Smith: IntroductionI. Moral Philosophy1. Michael Smith: Meta-Ethics2. Julia Driver: Normative Ethics3. Karen Jones: Moral Epistemology4. Jay Wallace: Moral Psychology5. Stephen Stich and John Doris: Empirical Perspectives on EthicsII. Social and Political Philosophy6. Linda Barclay: Liberalism and Diversity7. Jeremy Waldron: Law8. David Estlund: Democracy9. Rae Langton: Feminism in Philosophy10. Geoffrey Brennan and Philip Pettit: Rational Actor PerspectivesIII. Philosophy of Mind and Action11. Gabriel Segal: Intentionality12. Frank Jackson: Consciousness13. Alfred Mele: Action14. Martin Davies: Cognitive ScienceIV. Philosophy of Language15. Scott Soames: Reference and Description16. Ian Rumfitt: Meaning and Understanding17. Paul Horwich: Truth18. Deirdre Wilson and Dan Sperber: PragmaticsV. Metaphysics19. Ned Hall: Causation20. Lloyd Humberstone: Modality21. D H Mellor: Time22. Mark Johnston: Constitution and IdentityVI. Epistemology23. Timothy Williamson: Knowledge and Scepticism24. Michael Martin: Perception25. Christopher Peacocke: The A PrioriVII. Philosophy of the Sciences26. Michael Devitt: Scientific Realism27. Nancy Cartwright and Anna Alexandrova: Laws28. Philip Kitcher: Philosophy of Biology29. David Albert: The Foundations of Physics

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`Review from previous edition Seven sections covering morals, politics, mind, language, metaphysics, knowledge and science make it as serious and thorough as a survey could be. . . . To anyone prepared for the climb, the handbook promises a commanding view.'The Economist