Synopses & Reviews
Featuring updates and the inclusion of nine new chapters, Analytic Philosophy: An Anthology, 2nd Edition
offers a comprehensive and authoritative collection of the most influential readings in analytic philosophy written over the past hundred years.
- Features broad coverage of analytic philosophy, including such topics as ethics, methodology, and freedom and personal identity
- Focuses on classic or seminal articles that were especially influential or significant
- New articles in this edition include “Proof of an External World” by G. E. Moore, “Criteria, Defeasibility, and Knowledge” by John McDowell, “Sensations and Brain Processes” by J. J. C. Smart, selections from Sense and Sensibilia by J. L. Austin, “Other Bodies” by Tyler Burge, “Individualism and Supervenience” by Jerry Fodor, “Responsibility and Avoidability” by Roderick Chisholm, “Alternative Possibilities and Moral Responsibility” by Harry Frankfurt, and “Personal Identity” by Derek Parfit
- Offers diverse approaches to analytic philosophy by including readings from Austin, Wittgenstein, Quine, and Davidson
is the best anthology of its kind. Expertly edited, and packed with classic writings from Frege to Wittgenstein, as well as a comprehensive selection from contemporary philosophers, it will be an indispensible resource for all students of the subject. If analytic philosophy has a canon, this is it."
—Alex Byrne, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Praise for the first edition:
"Analytic Philosophy: An Anthology is very well organized and brilliantly selected. It features many of the most impressive products of analytic philosophy. Given that it contains so many excerpts which are considered compulsory reading in philosophy programs, I would enthusiastically recommend it to students of philosophy and to anyone wishing to find out about the analytical approach."
--Paul Snowdon, University of London
"This collection reprints a large number of classic papers in analytic philosophy. The papers are very intelligently chosen – they interconnect and build on each other, and together give the reader a very good sense of what the enterprise of 'analytic philosophy' is all about."
--Jim Woodward, California Institute of Technology
This second edition of Analytic Philosophy: An Anthology is a comprehensive and authoritative collection of the most influential readings in analytic philosophy written over the past hundred years. In addition to maintaining the first edition's coverage of seminal writings and the latest works on the philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, and methodology, it features nine additional chapters, including treatment of externalism in philosophy of mind by Tyler Burge and Jerry Fodor, and an important treatment of perception by John McDowell. Other featured authors include Gottlob Frege, Bertrand Russell, W. V. Quine, David Lewis, Thomas Nagel, John Searle, Donald Davidson, and Bernard Williams. With its breadth of scope and expert selection of the best classic and cutting-edge writings, this edition represents an invaluable and essential resource for anyone interested in twentieth-century analytic philosophy.
About the Author
A. P. Martinich
is Roy Allison Vaughan Centennial Professor in Philosophy and Professor of History and Government at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author or editor of 15 books, including The Philosophy of Language
(5th edn., 2007) and A Companion to Analytic Philosophy
(edited with David Sosa, 2001).
David Sosa is Professor and Chair in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin.
Table of Contents
Part I :Philosophy of Language.
1 “On Sense and Reference”(Gottlob Frege).
2 “Thought”(Gottlob Frege.
3 “On Denoting”(Bertrand Russell).
4 “On Referring”(P. F. Strawson).
5 “Meaning”(H. P. Grice).
6 “Truth and Meaning”(Donald Davidson).
7 “Identity and Necessity”(Saul Kripke).
8 “Meaning and Reference”(Hilary Putnam).
Further Reading in Philosophy of Language.
Part II: Metaphysics.
9 “On the Relations of Universals and Particulars”(Bertrand Russell).
10 From the Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus(Ludwig Wittgenstein).
11 “Particular and General”(P. F. Strawson).
12 “On What There Is”(W. V. Quine).
13 “The Identity of Indiscernibles”(Max Black).
Further Reading in Metaphysics.
Part III: Epistemology.
14 “Proof of an External World”(E. Moore).
15 From On Certainty:( Ludwig Wittgenstein).
16 “Knowledge by Acquaintance and Knowledge by Description”(Bertrand Russell).
17 “The Problem of the Criterion”(Roderick Chisholm).
18 “Is Justified True Belief Knowledge?”(Edmund Gettier).
19 “Studies in the Logic of Explanation”(Carl Hempel and Paul Oppenheim).
20 “The New Riddle of Induction”(Nelson Goodman).
21 “Epistemology Naturalized”(W. V. Quine).
22 “Criteria, Defeasibility, and Knowledge”(John McDowell).
Further Reading in Epistemology.
Part IV: Philosophy of Mind.
23 “Sensations and Brain Processes”(J. J. C. Smart).
24 “The Nature of Mental States”(Hilary Putnam).
25 Sense and Sensibilia(J. L. Austin).
26 “Mental Events”(Donald Davidson).
27 “What is it Like to Be a Bat?”(Thomas Nagel).
28 “Mad Pain and Martian Pain”(David Lewis).
29 “Can Computers Think?”(John Searle).
30 “Other Bodies”(Tyler Burge).
31 “Individualism and Supervenience”(Jerry Fodor).
Further Reading in Philosophy of Mind.
Part V: Freedom and Personal Identity.
32 “The Conceivability of Mechanism”(Normal Malcolm).
33 “Freedom and Resentment”(P. F. Strawson).
34 “Human Freedom and Self”(Roderick Chisholm).
35 “Alternative Possibilities and Moral Responsibility”(Harry Frankfurt).
36 “The Self and the Future”(Bernard Williams).
37 “Personal Identity”(Derek Parfit).
38 “Action, Reasons, and Causes”(Donald Davidson).
Further Reading in Freedom and Personal Identity.
Part VI :Ethics.
39 “The Subject Matter of Ethics”(G. E. Moore).
40 “The Emotive Meaning of Ethical Terms”(Charles Stevenson).
41 “Justice as Fairness”(John Rawls).
42 “Modern Moral Philosophy”(G. E. M. Anscombe).
43 “Morality as a System of Hypothetical Imperatives”(Philippa Foot).
Further Reading in Ethics.
Part VII: Methodology.
44 “The Elimination of Metaphysics”(A. J. Ayer).
45 “Empiricism, Semantics, and Ontology”(Rudolf Carnap).
46 “Two Dogmas of Empiricism”(W. V. Quine).
47 “In Defense of a Dogma”(H. P. Grice and P. F. Strawson).
48 “Philosophy and the Scientific Image of Man”(Wilfrid Sellars).
49 The Blue and the Brown Books(Ludwig Wittgenstein).
Further Reading in Methodology.