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Featuring a topical organization and a number of outstanding articles not readily available, this text provides an exciting new introduction to the field and includes coverage of Mind and Ethics not covered in most other texts. The author's general introduction provides foundation, while specialist contributors provide introductions to the topics of the text.
Editor's Introduction: A Brief Introduction to the Nature and Origins of Analytic Philosophy.
Part I: Philosophy of Language.
Jacquette: A History of Early Analytic Philosophy of Language. Frege: On Sense and Reference. Russell: On Denoting. Strawson: On Referring. Austin: The Meaning of a Word. Wittgenstein: Rules and Private Language. Grice: Meaning.
Part II: Metaphysics.
Mulligan: A History of Early Analytic Metaphysics. Frege: The Thought. Carnap: The Elimination of Metaphysics Through the Logical Analysis of Language. Ayer: The Constitution of Material Things. Quine: On What There Is. Black: The Identity of Indiscernibles. Williams: The Elements of Being.
Part III: Epistemology.
Fumerton: A History of Early Analytic Epistemology. Russell: Knowledge by Acquaintance and Knowledge by Description. Moore: A Defence of Common Sense. Lewis: The Given Element in Experience. Quine: Two Dogmas of Empiricism. Ayer: The Nature of Knowledge. Gettier: Is Justified True Belief Knowledge?
Part IV: Philosophy of Mind.
Heil: A History of Early Analytic Philosophy of Mind. Brentano: The Distinction Between Mental and Physical Phenomena. Broad: The Traditional Problem of Body and Mind. Ryle: Descartes' Myth. Turing: Computing Machinery and Intelligence. Place: Is Consciousness a Brain Process? Putnam: Minds and Machines.
Part V: Ethics.
Zimmerman: A History of Early Analytic Ethics. Moore: On Defining Good. Pritchard: Does Moral Philosophy Rest on a Mistake? Stevenson: The Emotive Meaning of Ethical Terms. Frankena: The Naturalistic Fallacy. Rawls: Two Concepts of Rules. Smart: Extreme and Restricted Utilitarianism.