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Analysis and Metaphysics: An Introduction to Philosophy

P. F. Strawson


All developed human beings possess a practical mastery of a vast range of concepts, including such basic structural notions as those of identity, truth, existence, material objects, mental states, space, and time; but a practical mastery does not entail theoretical understanding. It is that understanding which philosophy seeks to achieve. This book sets out to explain and illustrate a certain conception of the nature of analytical philosophy. The author draws on his many years of teaching at Oxford University, during which he refined and developed his route to understanding the fundamental str ... More

Keywords: concepts, identity, truth, existence, material objects, mental states, space, time, analytical philosophy, metaphysics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1992 Print ISBN-13: 9780198751182
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198751182.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

P. F. Strawson, author
St Johns, University, and Magdalen Colleges, Oxford