Peter Geach: Philosophical Encounters

  • Harry A. Lewis

Part of the Synthese Library book series (SYLI, volume 213)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Peter Geach
    Pages 1-25
  3. Willard Van Orman Quine
    Pages 27-43
  4. Peter Geach
    Pages 45-47
  5. Desmond Paul Henry
    Pages 49-64
  6. Anthony Kenny
    Pages 65-75
  7. Boguslaw Wolniewicz
    Pages 77-81
  8. Peter Geach
    Pages 99-104
  9. J. E. J. Altham
    Pages 105-119
  10. G. E. M. Anscombe
    Pages 121-135
  11. Michael Dummett
    Pages 161-184
  12. Anselm W. Müller
    Pages 185-193
  13. C. J. F. Williams
    Pages 195-212
  14. Peter Geach
    Pages 213-214
  15. Norman Malcolm
    Pages 215-227
  16. Hugo Meynell
    Pages 229-246
  17. Peter Geach
    Pages 247-306
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 307-330

About this book


The present volume owes its existence to a proposal of Dr Esa Saarinen. Our aim was to celebrate the work of a living philosopher by presenting it both from his own point of view, through the medium of a philosophical autobiography, and from that of his closest philo­ sophical colleagues and adversaries. We felt that a philosophical career lived through vigorous controversy was best reflected not by adulation but in the spirit of that career - by open debate. Contributors were not constrained in their choice of topic, but their contributions fell naturally into groups linked with some of Peter Geach's principal areas of interest, and we have so grouped them in the book. There is an interweaving of biographical and philosophical themes, not only in Peter Geach's philosophical autobiography, but also in the introductions he has contributed to each section. Professor W. V. O. Quine's contribution, which consists of extracts from his correspondence with Peter Geach, has been set apart as it forms a natural bridge between Peter Geach's autobiography and the contri­ butions that follow. Their correspondence reproduced here throws new light on many familiar themes from the writings of both philosophers: among them, the objects of belief and other attitudes, issues in set theory, the nature of causality, and evolution in epistemology.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Harry A. Lewis
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyThe University of LeedsUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4072-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-7885-1
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