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Michael Beaney is Professor of Philosophy at the University of York. He works on the history of analytic philosophy and on conceptions of analysis in the history of philosophy. He is the author of Frege: Making Sense (Duckworth, 1996), and editor of The Frege Reader (Blackwell, 1997), Gottlob Frege:Critical Assessments of Leading Philosophers (with Erich Reck; 4 vols., Routledge, 2005), and The Analytic Turn (Routledge, 2007). He is Editor of the British Journal for the History of Philosophy.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Analytic Philosophy and its Historiography 1. What is analytic philosophy?, Michael Beaney 2. The historiography of analytic philosophy, Michael Beaney 3. Chronology of analytic philosophy and its historiography, Michael Beaney 4. Bibliography of analytic philosophy and its historiography, Michael Beaney Part One: The Origins of Analytic Philosophy 5. Bolzano's anti-Kantianism: from a priori cognitions to conceptual truths, Mark Textor 6. Time, norms, and structure in nineteenth-century German philosophy of science, David Hyder 7. Frege and the German background to analytic philosophy, Gottfried Gabriel 8. Analytic philosophy, the Analytic school, and British philosophy, John Skorupski 9. The mathematical and logical background to analytic philosophy, Jamie Tappenden 10. Gottlob Frege: some forms of influence, Tyler Burge 11. Russell and Moore's revolt against British idealism, Nicholas Griffin 12. Russell's theory of descriptions and the idea of logical construction, Bernard Linsky 13. G. E. Moore and the Cambridge School of Analysis, Thomas Baldwin 14. The whole meaning of a book of nonsense: reading Wittgenstein's Tractatus, Michael Kremer Part Two: The Development of Analytic Philosophy 15. Oxford realism, Charles Travis and Mark Kalderon 16. Early logical empiricism and its reception: the case of the Vienna Circle, Thomas Uebel 17. Developments in logic: Carnap, Godel and Tarski, Erich H. Reck 18. Wittgenstein's later philosophy, Hans-Johann Glock 19. Quine, Kripke, and Putnam, Maria Baghramian and Andrew Jorgensen 20. The myth of logical behaviourism and the origins of the identity theory, Sean Crawford 21. The development of theories of meaning: from Frege to McDowell and beyond, Alex Miller 22. Reason, action and the will: the fall and rise of causalism, Stewart Candlish and Nic Damnjanovic 23. Metaphysics in analytic philosophy, Peter Simons 24. Meta-ethics in the twentieth century, Jonathan Dancy 25. Normative ethical theory in the twentieth century, Julia Driver 26. Analytic aesthetics, Peter Lamarque 27. Analytic political philosophy, Jonathan Wolff Part Three: Themes in the History of Analytic Philosophy 28. The function is unsaturated, Richard G. Heck, Jr., and Robert May 29. When logical atomism met the Theaetetus: Ryle on Naming and Saying, Richard Gaskin 30. Reading the Tractatus with G. E. M. Anscombe, Cora Diamond 31. Ideas of a logically perfect language in analytic philosophy, Peter Hylton 32. The linguistic turn in analytic philosophy, P. M. S. Hacker 33. Perception and sense data, Gary Hatfield 34. Scepticism and knowledge: Moore's proof of an external world, Annalisa Coliva 35. The varieties of rigorous experience, Juliet Floyd 36. Modality, Sanford Shieh 37. Inferentialism and normativity, Jaroslav Peregrin 38. Pragmatism and analytic philosophy, Cheryl Misak 39. The role of phenomenology in analytic philosophy, David Woodruff Smith