Philosophy 1 - A Guide Through the Subject
Grayling (Anthony), Ed.
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BOOK ABSTRACT:

Back Cover Blurb

  1. This is the first volume of a two-volume introduction to and guide through philosophy. It is intended to orientate, assist, and stimulate the reader at every stage in the study of the subject. Eleven extended essays have been specially commissioned from leading philosophers; each surveys a major area of the subject and offers an accessible but sophisticated account of the main debates.
  2. An extended introduction maps out the philosophical terrain and explains how the different subjects relate to each other. The first part of the book deals with the foundations of philosophical enquiry: epistemology; philosophical logic; methodology; metaphysics; and the philosophy of mind. The second part offers four historical chapters, two on ancient and two on modern philosophy, introducing great thinkers from the past, explaining and discussing their ideas, and showing the value of studying them today. The third part comprises two chapters devoted to questions of value, in ethics and aesthetics. Full annotated bibliographies are provided at the ends of chapters to serve as guides to further reading.
  3. This is real philosophy, not simplified philosophy; it will be accessible for the beginner but equally valuable for the third-year student. Deep and challenging questions are not shirked; the reader will be given a sense of involvement in the practice of philosophy today.

BOOK COMMENT:

Oxford University Press, 1998. Sadly, the first 180 pages are badly adulterated by my underlinings and marginal annotations.



"Grayling (Anthony) - Philosophy 1 - A Guide Through the Subject: Preface & Introduction"

Source: Grayling - Philosophy 1 - A Guide Through the Subject, 1998



"Wiggins (David) - Substance"

Source: Wiggins (David) - Continuants: Their Activity, Their Being, and Their Identity


Author’s Abstract1
  1. (This essay, revised) expounds the Aristotelian doctrines from which sortalism2 derives.
  2. It defends them, not without the help of Leibniz, against multiple misunderstandings and misconceptions of the category of substance.
  3. It asserts the indispensability to us of that category.


COMMENT: Originally in "Grayling (Anthony), Ed. - Philosophy 1 - A Guide Through the Subject", 1995, pp. 214-249




In-Page Footnotes ("Wiggins (David) - Substance")

Footnote 1:



"Grayling (Anthony) - Epistemology: Introduction & Bibliography"

Source: Grayling - Philosophy 1 - A Guide Through the Subject, 1998, Chapter 1 (part)



"Sturgeon (Scott) - Epistemology: Knowledge"

Source: Grayling - Philosophy 1 - A Guide Through the Subject, 1998, Chapter 1 (part)



"Martin (Michael G.F.) - Epistemology: Perception"

Source: Grayling - Philosophy 1 - A Guide Through the Subject, 1998, Chapter 1 (part)

COMMENT: Filed with Sturgeon



"Grayling (Anthony) - Epistemology: Scepticism"

Source: Grayling - Philosophy 1 - A Guide Through the Subject, 1998, Chapter 1 (part)

COMMENT: Filed with Sturgeon



"Sainsbury (Mark) - Philosophical Logic: Introduction, Further Topics & Bibliography"

Source: Grayling - Philosophy 1 - A Guide Through the Subject, 1998, Chapter 2 (part)



"Sainsbury (Mark) - Philosophical Logic: Names"

Source: Grayling - Philosophy 1 - A Guide Through the Subject, 1998, Chapter 2 (part)



"Sainsbury (Mark) - Philosophical Logic: Descriptions"

Source: Grayling - Philosophy 1 - A Guide Through the Subject, 1998, Chapter 2 (part)



"Sainsbury (Mark) - Philosophical Logic: Existence"

Source: Grayling - Philosophy 1 - A Guide Through the Subject, 1998, Chapter 2 (part)



"Sainsbury (Mark) - Philosophical Logic: Identity"

Source: Grayling - Philosophy 1 - A Guide Through the Subject, 1998, Chapter 2 (part)



"Sainsbury (Mark) - Philosophical Logic: Necessity"

Source: Grayling - Philosophy 1 - A Guide Through the Subject, 1998, Chapter 2 (part)



"Sainsbury (Mark) - Philosophical Logic: Truth"

Source: Grayling - Philosophy 1 - A Guide Through the Subject, 1998, Chapter 2 (part)



"Papineau (David) - Methodology: Induction and its Problems"

Source: Grayling - Philosophy 1 - A Guide Through the Subject, 1998, Chapter 3 (part)



"Papineau (David) - Methodology: Laws of Nature"

Source: Grayling - Philosophy 1 - A Guide Through the Subject, 1998, Chapter 3 (part)



"Papineau (David) - Methodology: Realism, Instrumentalism, and Underdeterminism"

Source: Grayling - Philosophy 1 - A Guide Through the Subject, 1998, Chapter 3 (part)



"Papineau (David) - Methodology: Confirmation and Probability"

Source: Grayling - Philosophy 1 - A Guide Through the Subject, 1998, Chapter 3 (part)



"Papineau (David) - Methodology: Explanation"

Source: Grayling - Philosophy 1 - A Guide Through the Subject, 1998, Chapter 3 (part)



"Crane (Tim) - Metaphysics: Causation"

Source: Grayling - Philosophy 1 - A Guide Through the Subject, 1998, Chapter 4 (part)



"Crane (Tim) - Metaphysics: Time"

Source: Grayling - Philosophy 1 - A Guide Through the Subject, 1998, Chapter 4 (part)



"Crane (Tim) - Metaphysics: Universals"

Source: Grayling - Philosophy 1 - A Guide Through the Subject, 1998, Chapter 4 (part)



"Wiggins (David) - Metaphysics: Substance"

Source: Grayling - Philosophy 1 - A Guide Through the Subject, 1998, Chapter 4 (part)

COMMENT: Filed with Crane, Metaphysics



"Davies (Martin) - The Philosophy of Mind"

Source: Grayling - Philosophy 1 - A Guide Through the Subject, 1998, Chapter 5


Sections
  1. Mind and Brain;
  2. Intentionality;
  3. Consciousness;
  4. Mental Causation1


COMMENT: Photocopy filed in "Various - Papers on Philosophy of Mind Boxes: Vol 2 (C-O)".



"Janaway (Chris) - Ancient Greek Philosophy I: The Pre-Socratics and Plato"

Source: Grayling - Philosophy 1 - A Guide Through the Subject, 1998, Chapter 6


Philosophers Index Abstract
    The chapter is expressly written as an introductory guide for undergraduate level students. It gives a brief account of some pre-Socratic philosophers, giving most weight to Heraclitus and Parmenides, but introducing also the concerns of the earlier Ionians and the post-Eleatic cosmologists. The bulk of the chapter is devoted to Plato, emphasizing the early Socratic dialogues, Meno, Republic and other middle period dialogues and issues (Forms, the soul, knowledge), the objections to the theory of Forms in the Parmenides, and a short account of the major issues in the Theaetetus.


COMMENT: Photocopy filed in "Various - Papers on Greek Philosophy Box".



"Lawson-Tancred (Hugh) - Ancient Greek Philosophy II: Aristotle"

Source: Grayling - Philosophy 1 - A Guide Through the Subject, 1998, Chapter 7


Philosophers Index Abstract
    This section provides a thorough introductory coverage, up to British first degree level, of the central Aristotelian texts on metaphysics and the philosophy of science, Categories 1-5, Physics I and II and Metaphysics Zeta and Eta. The primary purpose is the close exposition of the texts themselves, though major interpretations in the secondary literature are indicated where appropriate. The broad approach is developmental, but the necessarily tentative nature of any evolutionary hypothesis is repeatedly stressed.



"Scruton (Roger) - Modern Philosophy I: The Rationalists and Kant"

Source: Grayling - Philosophy 1 - A Guide Through the Subject, 1998, Chapter 8



"Grayling (Anthony) - Modern Philosophy II: The Empiricists"

Source: Grayling - Philosophy 1 - A Guide Through the Subject, 1998, Chapter 9



"Williams (Bernard) - Ethics"

Source: Grayling - Philosophy 1 - A Guide Through the Subject, 1998, Chapter 10
Write-up Note1


COMMENT:



"Gardner (Sebastian) - Aesthetics"

Source: Grayling - Philosophy 1 - A Guide Through the Subject, 1998, Chapter 11


Philosophers Index Abstract
    The contribution aims to provide a schematic overview of the subject of aesthetics with a view to guiding study.



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