By the time of his death in 2006, Sir Peter Strawson was regarded as one of the world's most distinguished philosophers. Unavailable for many years, Scepticism and Naturalism is a profound reflection on two classic philosophical problems by a philosopher at the pinnacle of his career.
Based on his acclaimed Woodbridge lectures delivered at Columbia University in 1983, Strawson begins with a discussion of scepticism, which he defines as questioning the adequacy of our grounds for holding various beliefs. He then draws deftly on Hume and Wittgenstein to argue that we must distinguish between 'hard', scientific naturalism; or 'soft', humanistic naturalism. In the remaining chapters the author takes up several issues in which sceptical doubts play an important role, in particular the nature of transcendental arguments and including the objectivity of moral philosophy, the mental and the physical, and the existence of abstract entities.
Scepticism and Naturalism is essential reading for those seeking an introduction to the work of one of the twentieth century’s most important and original philosophers.
This reissue includes a substantial new foreword by Quassim Cassam and a fascinating intellectual autobiography by Strawson, which together form an excellent introduction to his life and work.
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Description du livre Methuen, London, 1985. Hardback. État : Near Fine. Etat de la jaquette : Very Good+. First edition. First edition, 1985, hardcover with black cloth boards in dust jacket, octavo, 98pp., not illustrated. Book near fine with hint of shelfwear, binding tight, text clean and unmarked. DJ VG+ with rubbing, mild edgewear. N° de réf. du libraire B37604
Description du livre Routledge. État : Good. . Good dust jacket. Writing inside. N° de réf. du libraire D04B-00718
Description du livre Methuen & Co Ltd, London, U. K., 1985. hardcover. État : Good. Etat de la jaquette : Good. Text is clean, clear and bright throughout. Hard cover is in good, clean condition. Cover jacket shows minor marking. There are library stickers on the spine and f.e.p. Ex Library. N° de réf. du libraire 185408
Description du livre Methuen 1985, 1985. Hardcover. Book, 98 pp Excellent condition. Excellent dust jacket. ISBN: 0416390706. N° de réf. du libraire J1143766
Description du livre Methuen & Co. Ltd, London, 1985. Hard Cover. État : Good. Etat de la jaquette : Good. 8vo - otver 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. 98 pages. Ex-library. Dust jacket glued on. N° de réf. du libraire 604213
Description du livre Methuen, London, 1985 First Edition. Hardback. Dust Jacket., 1985. 8vo. pp viii, 98. Original publisher's black cloth, lettered gilt on spine. Bookplate of Anthony Quinton (Baron Quinton) (1925-2010) on the front endpaper - a British political and moral philosopher, metaphysician, and writer on materialist philosophy of mind. ISBN: 0416390706 Very good in very good dust jacket. Decent copy. N° de réf. du libraire C31166