English-Language Philosophy: 1750-1945 / Edition 1

English-Language Philosophy: 1750-1945 / Edition 1

by John Skorupski
     
 

ISBN-10: 0192891928

ISBN-13: 9780192891921

Pub. Date: 07/29/1993

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

From the end of the Enlightenment to the middle of the twentieth century philosophy took fascinating and controversial paths whose relevance to contemporary post-modernist thought is becoming ever clearer. This volume traces the English-language side of the period, while also taking into account those continental thinkers who deeply influenced twentieth-century,

Overview

From the end of the Enlightenment to the middle of the twentieth century philosophy took fascinating and controversial paths whose relevance to contemporary post-modernist thought is becoming ever clearer. This volume traces the English-language side of the period, while also taking into account those continental thinkers who deeply influenced twentieth-century, English-language philosophy. The story begins with Reid, Coleridge, and Bentham—who set the agenda for much that followed—and continues with a portrait of the nineteenth century's greatest British philosopher, John Stuart Mill. It then surveys the cross-currents of thought at the end of the century, including American pragmatism, a movement never more influential than now. Finally it assesses two phases of what Skorupski calls "analytic modernism"—the revolution against idealism of Moore and Russell, and the Viennese sequel whose project was to show that philosophy consists of pseudo-problems.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192891921
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
07/29/1993
Series:
History of Western Philosophy Series, #6
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
7.75(w) x 5.13(h) x 0.68(d)
Lexile:
1260L (what's this?)

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