Freedom and Resentment and Other Essays
By (author) P. F. Strawson
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Freedom and Resentment and Other Essays by P. F. Strawson
Book DescriptionBy the time of his death in 2006, Sir Peter Strawson was regarded as one of the world's most distinguished philosophers. First published thirty years ago but long since unavailable, Freedom and Resentment collects some of Strawson's most important work and is an ideal introduction to his thinking on such topics as the philosophy of language, metaphysics, epistemology and aesthetics. Beginning with the title essay Freedom and Resentment, this invaluable collection is testament to the astonishing range of Strawson's thought as he discusses free will, ethics and morality, logic, the mind-body problem and aesthetics. The book is perhaps best-known for its three interrelated chapters on perception and the imagination, subjects now at the very forefront of philosophical research. This reissue includes a substantial new foreword by Paul Snowdon and a fascinating intellectual autobiography by Strawson.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415448505
(198mm x 129mm x 15mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 14-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author P. F. Strawson
Philosophical Writings, Paperback (June 2014)
This volume presents 22 uncollected philosophical essays by Sir Peter Strawson, one of the leading philosophers of the second half of the 20th century. The essays (two previously unpublished) are drawn from seven decades of work, and span all the central areas of philosophy, along with metaphilosophical reflections and intellectual autobiography.
Introduction to Logical Theory, Paperback (March 2012)
First published in 1952, Professor's Strawson's highly influential 'Introduction to Logical Theory' provides a detailed examination of the relationship between the behaviour of words in common language and the behaviour of symbols in a logical system.
Scepticism and Naturalism, Paperback (April 2008)
Presents a discussion of scepticism, which defines as questioning the adequacy of our grounds for holding various beliefs. This title draws deftly on Hume and Wittgenstein to argue that we must distinguish between 'hard', scientific naturalism; or 'soft', humanistic naturalism.
Old New Logic, Paperback (May 2005)» View all books by P. F. Strawson
A diverse group of contributors reflect on the philosophical legacy of Fred Sommers and his efforts to revive and refashion traditional Aristotelian logic for a post-Fregean world.
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Author Biography - P. F. Strawson
P.F. Strawson was regarded as one of Oxford's most distinguished scholars. He taught at the University College of North Wales and at Oxford University, where he remained until his retirement in 1987. Associated with the golden age of Oxford scholarship, Strawson came to prominence with the publication of On Referring (Mind, 1950), in which he famously critiqued Russell's theory of language. He was knighted in 1977 and throughout his life engaged in rigorous philosophical debate with leading thinkers such as Quine, Dummett and Austin throughout his life. His publications include Individuals: An Essay in Descriptive Metaphysics (1959) and The Bounds of Sense: An Essay on Kant's Critique of Pure Reason (1966).
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