Peter Strawson

Peter Strawson

by Clifford Brown


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Peter Strawson's work has radically altered the philosophical concept of analysis, returned metaphysics to centre stage in Anglo-American philosophy, and transformed the framework for subsequent interpretations of Kantian philosophy. In this introduction to Strawson's ideas, Clifford Brown provides a close and detailed examination of the arguments and contributions to debates that have established Strawson's formidable reputation.

Each chapter provides clear exposition of a central work and explores the ways in which other philosophers have responded to Strawson's initiatives. Brown shows how Strawson's philosophical approach has been to seek better understanding of particular concepts or concept-groups, drawing out parallels and connections among them that shed new light over an apparently familiar landscape. Strawson's central thoughts in logic and language are shown to have remained constant throughout his career, while he has extended their application across a broad range of philosophical topics.

About the Author:
Clifford Brown is associate professor, philosophy, Rutgers University, New Jersey

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780773531727
Publisher: McGill-Queens University Press
Publication date: 09/21/2006
Series: Philosophy Now Series
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Clifford Brown is associate professor, philosophy, Rutgers University, New Jersey.

Table of Contents

Abbreviations     vi
Introduction     1
"On Referring" and Introduction to Logical Theory: The basic questions     17
Individuals: An Essay in Descriptive Metaphysics: Towards a basic ontology     51
The Bounds of Sense: Kant's first Critique under analysis     93
Skepticism and Naturalism: Hume revisited     143
Analysis and Metaphysics: Summing up     167
Notes     199
Bibliography     203
Index     207

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