Appreciating Analytic Philosophy - A Conversation with Scott Soames

by Howard Burton (Author)
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This book is based on an in-depth filmed conversation between Howard Burton and Scott Soames, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at University of Southern California. Scott Soames is specialized in the philosophy of language and the history of analytic philosophy. This detailed conversation provides a detailed introduction to analytic philosophy, including some examples of contemporary relevance to a wide range of other fields.

This carefully-edited book includes an introduction,The Utility of Philosophy, and questions for discussion at the end of each chapter:
An Analytical Introduction - From sociological musings to Gottlob Frege
Investigating Logic - The benefits of rigorous inquiry
Language and Meaning - Minds as gateways to information
Legal Applications - Some concrete examples
Changing the Culture - Philosophy everywhere
Gödelian Challenges - Making sense of the incompleteness theorems

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Publication date
January 31, 2021
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