Michael Dummett

Contributions to Philosophy

  • Barry M. Taylor

Part of the Nijhoff International Philosophy Series book series (NIPS, volume 25)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Crispin Wright
    Pages 1-30
  3. Neil Tennant
    Pages 31-58
  4. John McDowell
    Pages 59-80
  5. Brian Loar
    Pages 81-116
  6. D. H. Mellor
    Pages 166-186
  7. Sylvia Mann
    Pages 187-199
  8. Michael Dummett
    Pages 219-330
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 331-339

About this book


P. A. Schilpp's 'Library of Living Philosophers' is the series which introduced to the philosophical community the format of a volume of essays on the work of a distinguished philosopher, combined with replies to the essays by the philosopher targeted. The format proved attracti ve to a discipline which has always placed a high premium on debate. But the Schilpp series has shown itself unenterprising in its choice of subjects, concentrating on end-of-year reports on philosophers who are of undoubted distinction, but whose contribution to the subject can be regarded as rather definitely over. Which leaves a gap, which the present series is designed to fill, for volumes of a similar format aiming at assessment of philosophers who have distinguished themselves already by making a substan­ tial impact on their discipline, but whose further work too is awaited with eager anticipation. Michael Dummett is an ideal subject for a series with this goal of mid­ term assessment. His writings to date have permanently altered philosophy's conception of what is at issue between realism and idealism (and its paler cousin, anti-realism); and this has been achieved by way of a supplementary clarification of a host of issues in the philosophy of language and of mathematics, and of the Frege/Wittgenstein historical tradition from which such issues are typically approached in contemporary philosophy.


Gottlob Frege Ludwig Wittgenstein Theory of Meaning concept design future idealism issue language living logic philosophy philosophy of language subject truth

Editors and affiliations

  • Barry M. Taylor
    • 1
  1. 1.University of MelbourneAustralia

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-8083-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-3541-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-4530
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