ISBN : 9780198707912
This volume presents twenty-two uncollected philosophical essays by Sir Peter Strawson, one of the leading philosophers of the second half of the twentieth century. The essays (two of them previously unpublished) are drawn from seven decades of work, from 1949 to 2003. They span the broad range of Strawson's work: metaphysics, epistemology, philosophical logic, philosophy of language, ethical theory, and history of philosophy, along with metaphilosophical reflections and intellectual autobiography.
1. Ethical Intuitionism
2. In Defence of a Dogma
3. Construction and Analysis
4. Proper Names
5. The Post-Linguistic Thaw
6. Analysis, Science, and Metaphysics
7. Bennett on Kant's Analytic
8. Does Knowledge have Foundations?
9. Knowledge and Truth
10. Scruton and Wright on Anti-Realism
11. Perception and its Objects
12. Liberty and Necessity
13. Sensibility, Understanding, and the Doctrine of Synthesis
14. Two Conceptions of Philosophy
15. Review of Paul Grice, Studies in the Way of Words
16. Knowing from Words
17. What have we learned from Philosophy in the Twentieth Century?
18. A Category of Particulars
19. Paul Grice
20. Why Philosophy?
21. Intellectual Autobiography
22. A Bit of Intellectual Autobiography