Ursula Coope is professor of ancient philosophy at University of Oxford, Keble College. Opus A J Ayer Language, Truth, and Logic. Gary Gutting is Notre Dame Endowed Chair in Philosophy Emeritus. This award builds on a smaller $50,000 Phase I award earlier this year. What does it mean to have a mind and be a person? 1, ch. A good start... but of course it merely scrapes the surface. "On consciousness and philosophy of mind in general I would recommend William James’s 1400-page long The Principles of Psychology (1890)—very long, but you can skip around in it—or the 480 pp. Rousseau is sometimes billed as an enemy of the Enlightenment, because of his scepticism about social and scientific progress; yet his insistence on the natural goodness of man aligns him with the Enlightenment’s hope for the future. Seriously? Homi. 1; II, dist.3, part 1, qu. "I think one good way to get a sense of postmodernism, would be first to read Nietzsche's On the Genealogy of Morality. Spinoza’s Ethics reconceives the infinite as immanent, dynamic ground of mind and nature. Hartry Field - Science Without Numbers: A Defense of Nominalism; Bob Hale and Crispin Wright - The Reason's Proper Study; Stewart Shapiro - Philosophy of Mathematics: Structure and Ontology; Moral Philosophy and Ethics Metaethics What is Metaethics? Irani Professor of Philosophy at City University of New York. 1, Meditations on First Philosophy, Discourse on Method, An Essay concerning Human Understanding Intro. After reading Plato and Aristotle, I would recommend turning to Epictetus's Discourses. Thanks for this great and comprehensive list. I do believe he had some influence on the world. His books include Nonsense on Stilts: How to Tell Science from Bunk. "By reading the Upaniṣads and the Gītā, one gets a feel for the metaphysical and moral outlook that permeates the classical orthodox tradition in India. This year, we have tried to do something special, asking experts across the discipline to put together a list of their recommended philosophy books that everyone should read. His books include Shinto: The Way Home. Since the days of antiquity, philosophers have puzzled over fundamental questions like these that sit at the very heart of our lived experience and interactions with the world. what counts as good, and what should human beings care about and why? In so doing, they summon the world to a global dialogue on ecological, political, ethical, and aesthetic transformation.". Solving these problems is not merely about increasing our knowledge of the world, to fill up academic textbooks and sit on library shelves, but to impart wisdom to aid us as we navigate through life's uncertainties and its profoundest mysteries. PS And where's Marx? 1845 East Northgate Drive Irving, Texas 75062-4736 972-721-5000 Directions, Alumna Establishes Endowed Scholarship to Honor Longtime UD Administrator, Historian, Physics, Chemistry Professors Receive Air Force Grant. // 2010&&document.write("-"+new Date().getFullYear()); His books include Medieval Philosophy: An Introduction. 1-13, 19-27, 31-33, Bk. Diogenes Laertius: X 1–83, 117–154. Watsuji Tetsurō makes an argument that ethical systems are grounded in philosophical anthropologies. Well, Bertrand Russell once said that ‘science is what you know, philosophy is what you don’t know’, and when it comes to philosophy – I don’t know nearly enough. Thomas Kuhn was the great rival of Popper, arguing that philosophers of science should not just put forth prescriptions to scientists on how to do their job, based on first principles, but rather study how scientists actually do what they do. It records the teachings of Huineng, a seminal figure in Chinese Buddhist history revered as the Sixth Patriarch and as one of the two great figures in the founding of Zen Buddhism. It … ; Bk. His books include Groundwork for the Practice of the Good Life: Politics and Ethics at the Intersection of North Atlantic and African Philosophy.