Surveying the history, latest developments and potential future directions of contemporary analytic philosophy, this is an essential one-volume reference guide for all those working in the field. The Bloomsbury Companion to Analytic Philosophy brings together a team of internationally renowned scholars to explore all the major areas of inquiry, key concepts and most important thinkers in the analytic tradition. Topics covered include: . The history of analytic philosophy, from Frege, Moore and Russell to Wittgenstein, the Vienna Circle and beyond . Philosophy of mind and language from early developments to the most recent advances . Perspectives in moral and political philosophy . Contemporary metaphysics, epistemology and the philosophy of science and mathematics . The latest thinking on perception, free will and personal identity The Bloomsbury Companion to Analytic Philosophy also includes a historical chronology and a full guide to further reading and available resources, making this an invaluable library or desktop reference guide for anyone working in the discipline today.
Barry Dainton is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Liverpool, UK. His previous publications include Stream of Consciousness (2nd edition, 2006), The Phenomenal Self (2008) and Time and Space (2nd edition, 2010). Howard Robinson is University Professor in the Philosophy Department at Central European University in Budapest, recurrent Visiting Scholar at Fordham University in New York and Senior Fellow of the Center for the Philosophy of Religion at Rutgers University, New Jersey.