DescriptionEleven Cambridge academics approach philosophy from various fields, to broaden its practical and theoretical applications.
- Guides a tour through various academic departments—including history, political science, classics, law, and English—to ferret out the philosophy in their syllabi, and to show philosophy’s symbiotic relationship with other fields
- Provides a map of what philosophy is considered to be at Cambridge in the early twenty-first century, about a hundred years after the “founding fathers” of analytic philosophy reigned at Cambridge
- Offers useful new directions for the study and application of philosophy, and how other fields can influence them
Notes on Contributors vii
Introduction: Philosophy, Its Pitfalls, Some Rescue Plans, and Their Complications
ALEXIS PAPAZOGLOU 1
1 Philosophy, Logic, Science, History
TIM CRANE 19
2 Philosophy and Its Pitfalls
JANE HEAL 37
3 A Surfeit of Naturalism
TIM LEWENS 45
4 What Is Realistic Political Philosophy?
DAVID RUNCIMAN 57
5 Bedlam or Parnassus: The Verse Idea
SIMON JARVIS 69
6 Philosophy, Early Modern Intellectual History, and the History of Philosophy
MICHAEL EDWARDS 81
7 Goals, Origins, Disciplines
RAYMOND GEUSS 95
8 Falling In and Out of Love with Philosophy
JOHN FORRESTER 111
9 Forms of Reflection, Imagination, and the Love of Wisdom
DOUGLAS HEDLEY 127
10 What Is Legal Philosophy?
MATTHEW H. KRAMER 139
11 The Cambridge Revolt Against Idealism: Was There Ever an Eden?
FRASER MACBRIDE 149