- Peter Strawson
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- Series: Philosophy Now
- Author(s): Clifford Brown
- ISBN: 1844650499
- ISBN-13: 9781844650491
- Publication Date: 30/09/2006
- Pages: 216 (216 x 138mm)
- Format: Paperback
- Published Price: £16.99
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The British philosopher, Peter (P. F.) Strawson (1919–2006) helped shape the development of philosophy for over fifty years. His work radically altered the philosophical concept of analysis, returned metaphysics to centre stage in Anglo-American philosophy, and transformed the framework for subsequent interpretations of Kantian philosophy.
In this introduction to Strawson’s ideas, Clifford Brown examines Strawson’s most important texts, focusing on the arguments and contributions to debates that have done most to establish Strawson’s formidable reputation. Each chapter provides clear exposition of a central work, close and detailed examination of its main arguments, and an exploration of the ways in which other philosophers have responded to Strawson’s initiatives. Brown shows how Strawson’s philosophical approach has been to seek better understanding of particular concepts or concept-groups and to draw out an awareness of parallels and connections among them that sheds new light over apparently familiar landscapes. The central thoughts in logic and language with which Strawson began his career are shown to have remained constant throughout it while manifesting their applications across an even broader range of philosophical topics.
Clifford Brown is an Associate Professor of Philosophy with Rutgers University, New Jersey.
1. "On Referring" and Introduction to Logical Theory: The basic questions
2. Individuals: An Essay in Descriptive Metaphysics: Toward a basic ontology
3. The Bounds of Sense: Kant's first Critique under analysis
4. Skepticism and Naturalism: Hume revisited
5. Analysis and Metaphysics: Summing up
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