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1st Edition

Key Philosophers in Conversation

Edited By

Andrew Pyle

ISBN 9780415180375
Published June 21, 1999 by Routledge
272 Pages

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Book Description

Key Philosophers in Conversation is a fascinating collection of interviews presenting the ideas of some of the worlds leading contemporary philosophers. Each interview features a discussion with a key philosopher looking at philosophical issues such as; the philosophy of mind, ethics, science, political philosophy and the history of philosophy.
Those interviewed are; W.V.O Quine, Michael Dummet, Mary Warnock, Hilary Putnam, Alasdair MacIntyre, Daniel Dennett, Martha Nussbaum, Roger Scruton, Bernard Williams, Jean Hampton, Richard Dawkins, Derek Parfit, Peter Strawson, David Gauthier, Hugh Mellor, John Cottingham, Adam Morton, Stefan Korner, Richard Sorabji and Nancy Cartwright.
This book offers an excellent insight to contemporary philosophy and is ideal for anyone seeking an introduction to what is happening in Philosophy today.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Michael Dummett; Chapter 2 Mary Warnock; Chapter 3 Willard Van Orman Quine; Chapter 4 Roger Scruton; Chapter 5 Peter Strawson; Chapter 6 Hilary Putnam; Chapter 7 Stephan K├Ârner; Chapter 8 Richard Dawkins; Chapter 9 Alasdair Macintyre; Chapter 10 Dan Dennett; Chapter 11 Hugh Mellor; Chapter 12 Richard Sorabji; Chapter 13 David Gauthier; Chapter 14 Bernard Williams; Chapter 15 Adam Morton; Chapter 16 Derek Parfit; Chapter 17 Nancy Cartwright; Chapter 18 John Cottingham; Chapter 19 Jean Hampton; Chapter 20 Martha Nussbaum;

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Andrew Pyle is former editor of Cogito and is Lecturer in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Bristol.


'Compelling reading ... an ideal next step for anyone who has read a little philosophy and wants to get closer to where the action really is today' - Julian Baggini, The Philosophers' Magazine

'Each interview is prefaced with a short biographical note and the first three are each provided with a title summarising their main themes'

'The tone is direct and accessible, giving a good snapshot of views at the end of the century.' - Network