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An Encyclopedia of Philosophy




ISBN 9780415003230
Published March 31, 1988 by Routledge
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* Presents a broad survey of philosophical thought
* Each chapter explores, and places in context, a major area of philosophical enquiry - including the theory of meaning and of truth, the theory of knowledge, the philosophies of mathematics, science and metaphysics, the philosophy of mind, moral and political philosophy, aesthetics, and religion
* Annotated bibliographies for each chapter and indexes of names and subjects
* Glossary of commonly-used philosophical terms
* Chronological table of the history of philosophy from 1600

`It is a fine achievement and deserves the warmest praise ... Anyone interested in learning what contemporary philosophical debate is about will find this book invaluable ... for a book of this size and quality of content the cover price is modest. Every public library as well as every university, college and school library should have a copy on its shelves.' - Times Higher Education Supplement
`A stimulating collection.' - Reference Reviews

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 What is Philosophy?, G.H.R. Parkinson; Part A Meaning and Truth; Chapter 2 Theories of Meaning: from ‘Reference’ to ‘Use’, O. Hanfling; Chapter 3 Theories of Meaning: After the Use Theory, B.J. Copeland, R.H. Stoothoff; Chapter 4 Truth, Brian Carr; Chapter 5 The Truths of Logic and of Mathematics, J.E. Tiles; Part B Theory of Knowledge; Chapter 6 The Analysis of Knowledge, T. Sorell; Chapter 7 Knowledge of the External World, Frank Jackson; Chapter 8 Memory Knowledge, Carl Ginet; Chapter 9, Donald A. Gillies; Chapter 10 Science as Conjecture and Refutation, T.E. Burke; Chapter 11 Science and the World, Mary Tiles; Part C Part C: Metaphysics; Chapter 12 Substance, E.J Lowe; Chapter 13 Different Types of Causation, G.H.R. Parkinson; Chapter 14 Our Knowledge of Causality, Rom Harré; Chapter 15 Philosophy and the Existence of God, J.C.A. Gaskin; Chapter 16 Space, Time and Motion, J.J.C. Smart; Part D Philosophy of Mind; Chapter 17 Mind and Body, A.R. Lacey; Chapter 18 Mind and Body, K.V. Wilkes; Chapter 19 Behaviourism, Geoffrey Madell; Chapter 20 Problems of Personal Identity, A.J. Lyon; Chapter 21 The Will, Hans Oberdiek; Chapter 22 Freedom of the Will, Ian Tipton; Part E Part E; Chapter 23 The Nature of Moral Philosophy, Richard Lindley; Chapter 24 Teleological Theories of Morality, Mary Midgley; Chapter 25 Morality and Universal Law, Marcus G. Singer; Chapter 26 Utilitarianism, T.L.S. Sprigge; Chapter 27 Emotivism and Prescriptivism, Stavroula Tsinorema; Chapter 28 Value, Authenticity and the Death of God, John Llewelyn; Part F Society, Art and Religion; Chapter 29, Graeme Duncan; Chapter 30 Defenders of the State, R.A.D. Grant; Chapter 31 The Philosophy of Rights, Jeremy Waldron; Chapter 32 The Limits of the State, C.L. Ten; Chapter 33 The Philosophy of Punishment, John Cottingham; Chapter 34 The Philosophy of the Social Sciences, Michael Lessnoff; Chapter 35 The Philosophy of History, R.F. Atkinson; Chapter 36 Aesthetics, Michael Proudfoot; Chapter 37 The Philosophy of Religion, Ronald W. Hepburn;

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G.H.R. Parkinson, T.E. Burke, J.G. Cottingham, M.A Proudfoot, J.E. Tiles

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`It is a fine achievement and deserves the warmest praise ... Anyone interested in learning what contemporary philosophical debate is about will find this book invaluable ... for a book of this size and quality of content the cover price is modest. Every public library as well as every university, college and school library should have a copy on its shelves.' - Times Higher Education Supplement

`A stimulating collection.' - Reference Reviews