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Author Soames, Scott, author.

Title Analytic philosophy in America : and other historical and contemporary essays / Scott Soames
Published Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, 2015


Description 1 online resource
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Introduction; Origins of the Essays; PART ONE: MILESTONES; 1 Analytic Philosophy in America (2008); 2 Methodology in Late Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century Analytic Philosophy (forthcoming); 3 Language, Meaning, and Information: A Case Study on the Path from Philosophy to Science; 4 For Want of Cognitively Defined Propositions: A History of Insights and Lost Philosophical Opportunities; 5 The Place of Willard Van Orman Quine in Analytic Philosophy (2013); 6 David Lewis's Place in Analytic Philosophy (forthcoming)
7 Kripke on Epistemic and Metaphysical Possibility: Two Routes to the Necessary A Posteriori (2011)PART TWO: HISTORICAL PROBLEMS AND CONTROVERSIES; 8 What Is the Frege/Russell Analysis of Quantification?; 9 No Class: Russell on Contextual Definition and the Elimination of Sets (2008); 10 Ontology, Analyticity, and Meaning: The Quine-Carnap Dispute (2009); PART THREE: CURRENT TOPICS; 11 Two Versions of Millianism (2012); 12 What Are Natural Kinds? (2007); 13 Vagueness and the Law (2012); 14 Toward a Theory of Legal Interpretation (2012)
Summary In this collection of recent and unpublished essays, leading analytic philosopher Scott Soames traces milestones in his field from its beginnings in Britain and Germany in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, through its subsequent growth in the United States, up to its present as the world's most vigorous philosophical tradition
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Analysis (Philosophy) -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Philosophy, American -- 20th century.
PHILOSOPHY -- History & Surveys -- General.
PHILOSOPHY -- Movements -- Analytic.
Analysis (Philosophy)
Philosophy, American
United States
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781400850464