La philosophie contemporaine / Contemporary philosophy

Chroniques nouvelles / A new survey

  • Guttorm Fløistad

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Guttorm Fløistad
    Pages 1-17
  3. Theodore Kisiel
    Pages 87-110
  4. Jon Elster
    Pages 111-131
  5. Mario Bunge
    Pages 133-155
  6. Ilkka Niiniluoto
    Pages 157-187
  7. Stein Bråten
    Pages 189-218
  8. M. L. Dalla Chiara, P. A. Metelli
    Pages 219-247
  9. David L. Hull
    Pages 281-316
  10. Amartya Sen
    Pages 343-360
  11. Friedrich Rapp
    Pages 361-412
  12. Peter Kemp
    Pages 413-452
  13. Richard E. Palmer
    Pages 453-505
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 507-550

About this book


The present publication is a continuation of two earlier series of chronicles, Philosophy in the Mid-Century (Firenze 1958/59) and Contemporary Philosophy (Firenze 1968), edited by Raymond Klibansky. As with the earlier series the present chronicles purport to give a survey of significant trends in contemporary philosophi­ cal discussion. The time space covered by the present series is (approximately) 1966-1978. The need for such surveys has, I believe, increased rather than decreased over the last years. The philosophical scene appears, for various reasons, more complex than ever before. The continuing process of specialization in most branches, the emergence of new schools of thought, particularly in philosophical logic and the philosophy of language, the convergence of interest (though not necessarily of opinion) of different traditions upon certain prob­ lems, and the increasing attention being paid to the history of philosophy in discussions of contemporary problems are the most important contributory factors. Surveys of the present kind are a valuable source of knowledge of this complexity and may as such be of assistance in renewing the understanding of one's own philosophical problems. The surveys, it is to be hoped, may also help to strengthen the Socratic element of modern philosophy, the dialogue or Kommunikationsgemeinschaft. So far, four volumes have been prepared for the new series. The present chronicles in Philosophy of Science (Vol. 2) follow the chronicles in the Philosophy of Language and Philosophical Logic (Vol.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Guttorm Fløistad
    • 1
  1. 1.University of OsloNorway

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1982
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-247-3298-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-9940-0
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