1st Edition

The Routledge Companion to Twentieth Century Philosophy

Edited By Dermot Moran Copyright 2008
    1040 Pages
    by Routledge

    1040 Pages
    by Routledge

    The twentieth century was one of the most significant and exciting periods ever witnessed in philosophy, characterized by intellectual change and development on a massive scale. The Routledge Companion to Twentieth Century Philosophy is an outstanding authoritative survey and assessment of the century as a whole. Featuring twenty-two chapters written by leading international scholars, this collection is divided into five clear parts and presents a comprehensive picture of the period for the first time:

    • major themes and movements
    • logic, language, knowledge and metaphysics
    • philosophy of mind, psychology and science
    • phenomenology, hermeneutics, existentialism, and critical theory
    • politics, ethics, aesthetics.

    Featuring annotated further reading and a comprehensive glossary, The Routledge Companion to Twentieth Century Philosophy is indispensable for anyone interested in philosophy over the last one hundred years, suitable for both expert and novice alike.

    Notes on Contributors Acknowledgements Introduction: Towards an Assessment of Twentieth-Century Philosophy Dermot Moran  Part 1: Major Themes and Movements  1. The Birth of Analytic Philosophy Michael Potter 2. The Development of Analytic Philosophy: Wittgenstein and After Hans-Johann Glock 3. Hegelianism in the Twentieth Century Terry Pinkard 4. Kant in the Twentieth Century Robert Hanna 5. American Philosophy in the Twentieth Century James O’Shea 6. Naturalism Geert Keil 7. Feminism in Philosophy Andrea Nye  Part Two: Logic, Language, Knowledge and Metaphysics  8. Philosophical Logic Mark Sainsbury 9. Philosophy of Language Jason Stanley 10. Metaphysics E. J. Lowe 11. Epistemology in the Twentieth Century Matthias Steup  Part 3: Philosophy of Mind, Psychology and Science  12. Philosophy of Mind Sarah Patterson 13. Philosophy of Psychology Kelby Mason, Chandra Sekhar Sripada, Stephen Stich 14. Philosophy of Science Stathis Psillos  Part 4: Phenomenology, Hermeneutics, Existentialism, and Critical Theory  15. Phenomenology Dan Zahavi 16. Twentieth-Century Hermeneutics Nicholas Davey 17. German Philosophy Karl-Otto Apel 18. Critical Theory Axel Honneth 19. French Philosophy in the Twentieth Century Gary Gutting  Part 5: Politics, Ethics, Aesthetics  20. Twentieth-Century Moral Philosophy Rowland Stout 21. Twentieth-Century Political Philosophy Matt Matravers 22. Twentieth-Century Aesthetics Paul Guyer Glossary Index


    Dermot Moran holds the Chair of Philosophy at University College Dublin and is a Member of the Royal Irish Academy. He is the author of The Philosophy of John Scottus Eriugena, Introduction to Phenomenology, and Edmund Husserl: Founder of Phenomenology. He has co-edited The Phenomenology Reader, Phenomenology: Critical Concepts in Philosophy, and Eriugena, Berkeley, and the Idealist Tradition. He is the founding editor of The International Journal of Philosophical Studies.

    'This unique collection succeeds on all fronts. Summing up: Essential.' – CHOICE

    The Routledge Companion to Twentieth Century Philosophy sets itself the Herculean task of surveying the philosophy of a whole century which saw the rise and fall of many powerful philosophical movements, movements which were themselves inspired by such giants as Carnap, Dewey, Husserl, Sartre and Wittgenstein, and of doing justice to those movements and those giants, without being either uncritically bland or inappropriately partisan, and, marvelous to relate, it succeeds. This will be a wonderful introduction to philosophy for the student and an indispensable addition to the library of the teacher of philosophy.’ – Hilary Putnam, Harvard University, USA

    'It is hard to imagine a more useful, comprehensive or distinguished collection of essays on Western philosophy in the twentieth century. For anyone looking for an authoritative overview of the current state of the subject and its recent history this is where to find it.' – Quassim Cassam, University of Cambridge, UK

    'Philosophy is reflectively self-conscious. Distinctive among departments of thought, it absorbs its own meta-discipline. This outstanding volume is meta-philosophy of a high order: a welcome, expert review of the course of our discipline in the century just ended.' – Ernest Sosa, Rutgers University, USA