|12 Modern Philosophers|
Belshaw / Kemp
2009, 264 S, Kt, (Lippincott)
12 Modern Philosophers explores the ideas of twelve of the most influential contemporary thinkers tackling the fundamental concerns of philosophy. Each major figure-from Quine, Rawls, Parfit, and Rorty to Singer, Fodor, and Nagel-is examined by a specialist in the field offering an overview of their key ideas, works, and influences. What emerges is a rich and illuminating portrait of the current state of academic philosophy in the broadly Anglo-American, or ''analytic'', tradition. Stimulating and challenging, this text is an important and timely guide to some of the most influential thinkers of the late 20th Century.
|With a careful and critical assessment of modern philosophers'' ideas about truth, morality, logic, and meaning, we see how contemporary philosophical thought has drawn from, and contributes to, the broader intellectual and cultural milieu. Stimulating and challenging, 12 Modern Philosophers is an important and timely guide to some of the most influential thinkers of the late twentieth century.|