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Arthur C. Danto's lucid introduction to the central topics of Western philosophical thought remains an unparalleled guide to problems in metaphysics and epistemology that have engaged philosophers for several millennia. Examining the work of Plato, Berkeley, Descartes, Hume, and Wittgenstein, Danto explores debates about empiricism, the mind/body problem, the nature of matter, and the status of language, consciousness, and scientific explanation. In a new preface to this edition he considers the current relationship between philosophy and the humanities.

About the Author

Arthur C. Danto is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Columbia University and art critic for The Nation. He is a past president of the American Philosophical Association and the author of more than fifteen books, including Encounters and Reflections (California paperback, 1996) and Playing with the Edge: The Photographic Achievement of Robert Mapplethorpe (California, 1995).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520208421
Subtitle:
The Basic Concepts of Philosophy
Author:
Danto, Arthur Coleman
Author:
Danto, Arthur Coleman
Author:
Danto, Arthur C.
Publisher:
University of California Press
Location:
Berkeley, Calif.
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Western
Subject:
Philosophy, modern
Subject:
History, Criticism, Surveys
Subject:
History, criticism and surveys
Subject:
Introductions
Subject:
Philosophy, Modern -- 20th century.
Subject:
Western x
Subject:
History & Surveys - General
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Philosophy-Surveys
Copyright:
Edition Description:
First Edition, With a new preface
Series Volume:
104-311
Publication Date:
19970331
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
306
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1 in 1.01 lb

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