Synopses & Reviews
In this comprehensive and authoritative volume, philosophers explore the issues, controversies and problems which arise from the study of philosophy - from specific specialized subject areas to the work of great historical figures. Personal overviews by John Searle and Bernard Williams establish an emphasis on developments over recent decades.
The Companion functions primarily as a flexible and distinctive introductory textbook, but even advanced students will welcome its stimulating and accessible chapters and the guidance provided by cross references, glossary entries, boxed highlights, bibliographies, discussion questions, and further reading.
"The impressive scope and sophistication of this volume makes it an essential work of reference for every student of philosophy. Yet its engaging and accessible style also makes the Companion
an outstanding choice for introductory courses in philosophy." Hugh LaFollette, East Tennessee State University
"An excellent series."
This fully revised and updated edition of Nicholas Bunnin and E.P. Tsui-James’ popular introductory philosophy textbook brings together specially-commissioned chapters from a prestigious team of scholars writing on each of the key areas, figures and movements in philosophy.
About the Author
studied at Harvard university and Corpus Crhisti College, Oxford. He is Fellow at the University of Essex and DIrector of the Philosophy Project at hte Centre for Modern Chinese Studeis at eh University of Oxford.
Eric Tsui-James lectured in Philosophy at St. Hilda's College Oxford before becoming Associated Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Hong Kong.
Table of Contents
Preface to the Second Edition.
Preface to the First Edition.
Notes on Contributors.
Contemporary Philosophy in the United States: John R. Searle.
Contemporary Philosophy: A Second Look: Bernard Williams.
Part I: Areas of Philosophy:.
1. Epistemology: A. C. Grayling.
2. Metaphysics: Simon Blackburn, with a section on Time Robin Le Poidevin.
3. Philosophy of