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The Cambridge History of Philosophy 1870–1945

The Cambridge History of Philosophy 1870–1945

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  • Date Published: December 2003
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  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521591041

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  • Comprising over sixty specially commissioned essays by experts on the philosophy of this period, this anthology is designed to be accessible to non-specialists. The first part traces the history of philosophy from its remarkable flowering in the 1870s through to the early years of the twentieth century. After a brief discussion of the First World War's impact, the second part describes further developments during the first half of the twentieth century.

    • Over 60 specially commissioned essays provide an authoritative survey of philosophy from 1870 to 1945
    • The volume describes and assesses the changing relationship between philosophy of the natural and social sciences during the period
    • It will be of critical importance not only to teachers and students of philosophy but also to scholars in neighbouring disciplines
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    "This impressively fat volume is a very welcome addition to the flood of reference books currently being turned out." - John G. Slater, University of Toronto

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    • Date Published: December 2003
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521591041
    • length: 974 pages
    • dimensions: 232 x 164 x 65 mm
    • weight: 1.65kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. 1870–1914
    Section 1. The Dialectical Situation in 1870: Positivism vs. Idealism:
    1. The positivist tradition
    2. Neo-Kantianism: the German idealism movement
    3. Idealism in Britain and the USA
    4. Idealism in Russia
    Section 2. The Argument Moves on: Pragmatism and the New Realisms:
    5. Bergson
    6. Pragmatism
    7. Psychology: old and new
    8. The unconscious mind
    Section 3. The New Logic and the Foundations of Mathematics:
    9. The new logic: revival, reform, revolution
    10. Foundations of mathematics
    Section 4. From Judgement to Language:
    11. Theories of judgement
    12. The logical analysis of language
    Section 5. Physics and the Philosophy of Science:
    13. The atomism debate
    14. Theories of space-time in modern physics
    Section 6. Philosophy of History and the Idea of Social Sciences:
    15. The German debate and the Geisteswissenschaften
    16. From political economy to positive economics
    17. Sociology and the idea of social science
    Section 7. Ethical Theory:
    18. Utilitarians and idealists
    19. Nietzsche
    20. The new realism in ethics
    Section 8. Legal and Political Theory:
    21. Individualism vs. collectivism
    22. Marxism and anarchism
    23. Legal theory
    Section 9. Philosophy and Religion:
    24. Sceptical challenges to faith
    25. The defence of faith
    Section 10. Philosophy and the Arts:
    26. Art and morality: aesthetics at 1870
    27. Format and feeling: aesthetics at the turn of the century
    Interlude: philosophy and the Great War
    Part II. 1914–45
    Section 11. Logic and Philosophy: The Analytic Programme:
    28. Logical atomism
    29. Logical positivism
    30. The achievements of the Polish school of logic
    31. Logic and philosophical analysis
    Section 12. From Idealism and Naturalism to Phenomenology and Existentialism:
    32. The continuing idealist tradition
    33. Transformations in speculative philosophy
    34. Realism, naturalism and pragmatism
    35. French Catholic philosophy
    36. Spanish philosophy
    37. The phenomenological movement
    38. Heidegger
    39. Latin American philosophy
    40. Japanese philosophy
    Section 13. Perception, Knowledge, Language, and the End of Metaphysics:
    41. Sensible appearances
    42. The renaissance of epistemology
    43. The solipsism debates
    44. Language
    45. The end of philosophy as metaphysics
    Section 14. Philosophy and the Exact Sciences:
    46. First-order logic and its rivals
    47. The golden age of mathematical logic
    48. General relativity
    49. Scientific explanation
    50. The rise of probabilistic thinking
    Section 15. Mind and its Place in Nature:
    51. Vitalism and emergentism
    52. Behaviourism and psychology
    53. Gestalt psychology
    54. Wittgenstein's conception of mind
    Section 16. Philosophy and The Social Sciences:
    55. The methodology of the social sciences
    56. The rise of social anthropology
    57. Western Marxism and ideology critique
    Section 17. Ethics and Religion: Emotivism, Intuitionism, and Authenticity:
    58. From intuitionism to emotivism
    59. Philosophy of religion
    Section 18. Literature and Aesthetic Theory:
    60. Literature as philosophy
    61. Aesthetics between the wars: art and liberation
    Section 19. The Decline of Europe:
    62. The liberal democratic state: defences and developments, 1918–45
    63. Hans Kelsen and normative legal positivism
    64. The liberal democratic state – critics
    Bibliographical appendix

  • Editor

    Thomas Baldwin, University of York
    Thomas Baldwin is Professor of Philosophy at the University of York.

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