The Routledge Companion to Twentieth Century Philosophy

by Dermot Moran

Series: Routledge Philosophy Companions

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  • 9780415299367
  • 9781134424030
  • 9781134424023

The twentieth century was one of the most significant and exciting periods ever witnessed in philosophy, characterized by intellectual change and development on a massive scale. The Routledge Companion to Twentieth Century Philosophy is an outstanding authoritative survey and assessment of the century as a whole. Featuring twenty-two chapters written by leading international scholars, this collection is divided into five clear parts and presents a comprehensive picture of the period for the first time:

  • major themes and movements
  • logic, language, knowledge and metaphysics
  • philosophy of mind, psychology and science
  • phenomenology, hermeneutics, existentialism, and critical theory
  • politics, ethics, aesthetics.

Featuring annotated further reading and a comprehensive glossary, The Routledge Companion to Twentieth Century Philosophy is indispensable for anyone interested in philosophy over the last one hundred years, suitable for both expert and novice alike.


  • Taylor and Francis; March 2008
  • ISBN: 9781134424030
  • Edition: 1
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  • Title: The Routledge Companion to Twentieth Century Philosophy
  • Series: Routledge Philosophy Companions
  • Author: Dermot Moran (ed.)
  • Imprint: Routledge
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780415299367
  • 9781134424030
  • 9781134424023

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'This unique collection succeeds on all fronts. Summing up: Essential.' – CHOICE

The Routledge Companion to Twentieth Century Philosophy sets itself the Herculean task of surveying the philosophy of a whole century which saw the rise and fall of many powerful philosophical movements, movements which were themselves inspired by such giants as Carnap, Dewey, Husserl, Sartre and Wittgenstein, and of doing justice to those movements and those giants, without being either uncritically bland or inappropriately partisan, and, marvelous to relate, it succeeds. This will be a wonderful introduction to philosophy for the student and an indispensable addition to the library of the teacher of philosophy.’ – Hilary Putnam, Harvard University, USA

'It is hard to imagine a more useful, comprehensive or distinguished collection of essays on Western philosophy in the twentieth century. For anyone looking for an authoritative overview of the current state of the subject and its recent history this is where to find it.' – Quassim Cassam, University of Cambridge, UK

'Philosophy is reflectively self-conscious. Distinctive among departments of thought, it absorbs its own meta-discipline. This outstanding volume is meta-philosophy of a high order: a welcome, expert review of the course of our discipline in the century just ended.' – Ernest Sosa, Rutgers University, USA

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780415299367
  • 9781134424030
  • 9781134424023