Anthology of Contemporary Analytic Philosophy

Anthology of Contemporary Analytic Philosophy

From Andriy Synytsya

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Anthology of Contemporary Analytic Philosophy, or Beetle Leaves a Box / Edited by Andriy Synytsya. – L’viv, 2014. – 374 p.

Anthology contains translation of the twelve landmark scientific articles written by leading contemporary western representatives of analytic philosophy – Edmund Gettier, Robert Stalnaker, Scott Soames, Timothy Williamson, Crispin Wright, Anil Gupta, Thomas Nagel, John Searle, Frank Jackson, Daniel Dennett, David Chalmers, Keith Frankish. Each section represents a major problem of modern philosophical thought – the justification, pragmatics of language, meaning of language expressions, deflationary truth, metaphysical aspects of cognition, rule-following, subjectivity of experience, understanding, qualia, self, hard problem of consciousness, philosophical zombies. Articles are accompanied by brief biographical information on their authors, account of paper background and coverage of the discussion (concerning the problems under consideration) specificity. Anthology manner of presentation meets the best traditions of the analytical method – the text is properly structured, standardized, systematized and reasoned.For everyone interested in the problems of modern Western philosophy, logic and linguistics.

Table of contents:

PREFACE

INTRODUCTION. What is contemporary analytic philosophy?

Part 1. PHILOSOPHY OF LANGUAGE, ANALYTIC EPISTEMOLOGY

Edmund Gettier. Brief biography

Paper background. The problem of justification

Is Justified True Belief Knowledge? (1963) (translated by A. Synytsya) Discussion

Robert Stalnaker. Brief biography

Paper background. Pragmatics of language

Pragmatics (1970) (translated by I. Hrabovskyy and A. Synytsya) Discussion

Scott Soames. Brief biography

Paper background. Meaning of language expressions

Truth, Meaning and Understanding (1992) (translated by U. Lushch)

Discussion

Timothy Williamson. Brief biography

Paper background. Metaphysical epistemology

Can Cognition Be Factorised into Internal and External Components? (2006) (translated by I. Hrabovskyy)

Discussion

Crispin Wright. Brief biography

Paper background. Rule-following problem

Rule-Following without Reasons: Wittgenstein’s Quietism and the Constitutive Question (2007) (translated by I. Hrabovskyy and U. Lushch)

Discussion

Anil Gupta. Brief biography

Paper background. Deflationary truth

A Critique of Deflationism (2011) (translated by I. Hrabovskyy and A. Synytsya)

Discussion

Part 2. PHILOSOPHY OF MIND, PHILOSOPHY OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

Thomas Nagel. Brief biography

Paper background. Subjective character of experience

What Is It Like to Be a Bat? (1974) (translated by A. Synytsya)

Discussion

John Searle. Brief biography

Paper background. Understanding

Minds, Brains and Programs (1980) (translated by A. Synytsya) Discussion

Frank Jackson. Brief biography

Paper background. Qualia

Epiphenomenal Qualia (1982) (translated by I. Hrabovskyy)

Discussion

Daniel Dennett. Brief biography

Paper background. Self

The Self as the Center of Narrative Gravity (1992) (translated by I. Hrabovskyy)

Discussion

David Chalmers. Brief biography

Paper background. Hard problem of consciousness

Facing Up to the Problem of Consciousness (1995) (translated by U. Lushch)

Discussion

Keith Frankish. Brief biography

Paper background. Philosophical zombies

The Anti-Zombie Argument (2007) (translated by U. Lushch)

Discussion

NAME INDEX

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