Philosophy 2 - Further Through the Subject
Grayling (Anthony), Ed.
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BOOK ABSTRACT:

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  1. Philosophy 2: Further Through the Subject is a lively and authoritative guide through important areas of philosophy that are typically studied in the later parts of an undergraduate course. It is a companion to the highly successful Philosophy I: A Guide Through the Subject; together the two volumes provide a complete accompaniment to the study of philosophy, orientating and assisting the reader at every stage.
  2. Thirteen extended essays have been specially commissioned, each introducing a major area and giving an accessible, sophisticated, and up-to-date account of the main debates. The authors include leading figures in contemporary philosophy. The first seven essays cover the philosophies of language, mathematics, psychology, religion, and the natural and social sciences. The second part of the book completes the guide through the history of philosophy which was started in the first volume, and covers such famous thinkers as Aquinas, Kant, Hegel, Russell, and Wittgenstein. Full annotated bibliographies are provided at the ends of chapters to serve as guides to further reading.
  3. This book is intended to be as valuable at the end of a course of study as at the beginning: the essays are not just informative but stimulating and engaging. Their aim is to draw the reader deep into the practice of philosophy today.

BOOK COMMENT:

Oxford University Press, 1999 reprint.



"Grayling (Anthony) - Philosophy 2 - Further Through the Subject: Preface"

Source: Grayling - Philosophy 2 - Further Through the Subject



"Block (Ned) - The Philosophy of Psychology: Classical Computationalism"

Source: Grayling - Philosophy 2 - Further Through the Subject, Chapter 1 (part)

COMMENT: A version of this paper appeared under the title "The Mind as the Software of the Brain" in Smith & Osherson, "An Invitation to Cognitive Science", Vol. 3



"Segal (Gabriel) - The Philosophy of Psychology: Parallel Distributed Processing"

Source: Grayling - Philosophy 2 - Further Through the Subject, Chapter 1 (part)



"Segal (Gabriel) - The Philosophy of Psychology: Psychoanalytic Theory"

Source: Grayling - Philosophy 2 - Further Through the Subject, Chapter 1 (part)



"Peacocke (Christopher) - The Philosophy of Language"

Source: Grayling - Philosophy 2 - Further Through the Subject, Chapter 2



"Dummett (Michael) - The Philosophy of Mathematics"

Source: Grayling - Philosophy 2 - Further Through the Subject, Chapter 3



"Worrall (John) - Philosophy and the Natural Sciences"

Source: Grayling - Philosophy 2 - Further Through the Subject, Chapter 4



"Stone (M.W.F.) - The Philosophy of Religion"

Source: Grayling - Philosophy 2 - Further Through the Subject, Chapter 5


Philosophers Index Abstract
    This essay seeks to summarize and clarify the central areas of the philosophy of religion in contemporary English-speaking philosophy. Prefaced by an introductory chapter that seeks to put the problems and issues of the subject into historical perspective, the essay proceeds to discuss the philosophical proofs for the existence of God; the main questions of philosophical theology, including the problem of evil; religious epistemology; and the problem of religious language. The essay contains detailed bibliographical information on all areas of the subject and makes a number of suggestions for further study.



"Ryan (Alan) - Political Philosophy"

Source: Grayling - Philosophy 2 - Further Through the Subject, Chapter 6



"Ruben (David-Hillel) - The Philosophy of The Social Sciences"

Source: Grayling - Philosophy 2 - Further Through the Subject, Chapter 7


Philosophers Index Abstract
    This chapter provides a nonhistorical survey of problems and issues in the philosophy of the social sciences, and is based on the University of London philosophy syllabus. The survey assumes a prior familiarity on the part of the reader with the techniques and distinctions of general analytic philosophy. Topics covered include: Knowledge of Nature and Knowledge of Society; Individualism and Holism in the Social Sciences; Causal and Noncausal Explanations in the Social Sciences; Action (including Social Action); Action Explanations; Self-Refuting and Self-Fulfilling Predictions; Norms, Rules, Conventions, and Tradition; Rationality: Individual and Social; Social Relativism; Methodology: Paradigms and Research Programmes in the Social Sciences; and Values in Social Science.



"Mitchell (David) - Later Ancient Philosophy"

Source: Grayling - Philosophy 2 - Further Through the Subject, Chapter 8



"Hughes (Christopher) - Medieval Philosophy"

Source: Grayling - Philosophy 2 - Further Through the Subject, Chapter 9



"Gardner (Sebastian) - Kant"

Source: Grayling - Philosophy 2 - Further Through the Subject, Chapter 10


Philosophers Index Abstract
    This is an elementary study guide for undergraduate use.



"Rosen (Michael) - Continental Philosophy from Hegel"

Source: Grayling - Philosophy 2 - Further Through the Subject, Chapter 11


Philosophers Index Abstract
    The article surveys Continental philosophy from Hegel. Its content corresponds, broadly, to the syllabus of the University of London examination paper of the same name. It treats five authors individually: Hegel, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, Husserl and Heidegger. It is organized by an introductory discussion of the vision of philosophy promoted in Kant's critical philosophy and presents the various authors dealt with as responding in different ways to problems in the Kantian philosophy, as they saw them.



"Grayling (Anthony) & Weiss (Bernhard) - Frege, Russell, and Wittgenstein"

Source: Grayling - Philosophy 2 - Further Through the Subject, Chapter 12



"Williams (Paul) - Indian Philosophy"

Source: Grayling - Philosophy 2 - Further Through the Subject, Chapter 13


Philosophers Index Abstract
    This work includes an Introduction, Part 1, Some Orthodox (astika) Philosophies including Samkhya. Vaisesika Nyaya: asatkaryavada (b) Epistemology (i) The means of knowing Bhartrhari; The philosophy of the grammarians Part 2. Some Heterodox (nastika) Philosophies 5. Buddhism Jainism, and Carvaka/Lokayata, and an Annotated Bibliography. (edited)



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