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The Pursuit of Philosophy: Some Cambridge Perspectives

The Pursuit of Philosophy: Some Cambridge Perspectives

Alexis Papazoglou (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-118-29521-2

Jul 2012, Wiley-Blackwell

184 pages

Description

Eleven 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

Index 161