The Future for Philosophy

The Future for Philosophy

by Brian Leiter
     
 

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A stellar selection of the world's most eminent philosophers give a picture of the current state of their subject, where it is going, and where it ought to be steered. Each offers a penetrating analysis of his or her particular specialism, building a volume that offers a vision of the future of all major branches of the discipline. It will make provocative reading

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A stellar selection of the world's most eminent philosophers give a picture of the current state of their subject, where it is going, and where it ought to be steered. Each offers a penetrating analysis of his or her particular specialism, building a volume that offers a vision of the future of all major branches of the discipline. It will make provocative reading not just for philosophers themselves, but for anyone intrigued by the question of what philosophy has left to do.

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"In putting together this collection, Brian Leiter showed the essential instincts of a good editor: find outstanding contributors and let them write on topics that engage them. Conversely, don't compromise on the quality of the pieces for the sake of the editorial architectonic. The result is a volume in which every paper is an excellent treatment of an important and interesting topic...Leiter's goal was to show the reader what philosophy is today, and what it ought to be tomorrow, a project that calls for covering the major areas of current philosophical inquiry and representing the main ways of approaching these areas. It is a further tribute to Leiter's editorial abilities that the volume goes a considerable ways to meeting these goals...[a] remarkable achievement...a very useful and highly stimulating account of what philosophy is and where it is going."—Gary Gutting, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199203925
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/21/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Brian Leiter holds the Joseph D. Jamail Centennial Chair in Law and Philosophy at the University of Texas, Austin.

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