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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.
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)
Timothy Williamson. Brief biography
Paper background. Metaphysical epistemology
Can Cognition Be Factorised into Internal and External Components? (2006) (translated by I. Hrabovskyy)
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)
Anil Gupta. Brief biography
Paper background. Deflationary truth
A Critique of Deflationism (2011) (translated by I. Hrabovskyy and A. Synytsya)
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)
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)
Daniel Dennett. Brief biography
Paper background. Self
The Self as the Center of Narrative Gravity (1992) (translated by I. Hrabovskyy)
David Chalmers. Brief biography
Paper background. Hard problem of consciousness
Facing Up to the Problem of Consciousness (1995) (translated by U. Lushch)
Keith Frankish. Brief biography
Paper background. Philosophical zombies
The Anti-Zombie Argument (2007) (translated by U. Lushch)
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