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McDowell and His Critics by Cynthia MacDonald
Book DescriptionThe most comprehensive discussion available of the work of philosopher, John McDowell. * Contains newly commissioned papers by distinguished philosophers on McDowell's work, along with substantial replies to each by McDowell himself. * The contributors are philosophers with international reputations for their work in the areas in which they are contributing. * Covers the whole of McDowell's philosophy, including his contributions in ancient philosophy, moral philosophy, philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, metaphysics and epistemology. * McDowell's replies to the contributions in this volume contribute to the body of his work.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405106245
(246mm x 172mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 21-Sep-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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McDowell and His Critics, Hardback (September 2006)
* The most comprehensive discussion available of the work of philosopher, John McDowell. * Contains newly commissioned papers by distinguished philosophers on McDowell's work, along with substantial replies to each by McDowell himself.
Varieties of Things, Paperback (August 2005)
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Self-knowledge is the focus of considerable attention from philosophers. This title gives an overview of work on the subject. It contains essays that demonstrate the special relevance of self-knowledge to a broad range of issues in epistemology, philosophy of mind, and philosophy of language.
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Author Biography - Cynthia MacDonald
Cynthia Macdonald is Professor of Philosophy at Queen's University Belfast and Adjunct Professor of Philosophy at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. Her previous publications include Mind-Body Identity Theories (1989), Varieties of Things: Foundations of Contemporary Metaphysics (Blackwell, 2005), and she is co-editor, with Stephen Laurence, of Contemporary Readings in the Foundations of Metaphysics (Blackwell, 1998). Graham Macdonald is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, and Distinguished International Fellow at the Institute of Cognition and Culture, Queen's University Belfast. He is co-author, with Philip Pettit, of Semantics and Social Science (1980). In addition, he is editor of Perception and Identity: Essays Presented to A. J. Ayer, with His Replies to Them (1979), co-editor, with Crispin Wright, of Fact, Science, and Morality (Blackwell, 1986), and co-editor, with Philip Catton, of Karl Popper: Critical Appraisals (2004). Together, they have edited Philosophy of Psychology: Debates on Psychological Explanation and Connectionism: Debates on Psychological Explanation (both Blackwell, 1995).
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