Tuesday, February 26, 2013

More self-reflection

Two additional pieces, these mostly on the state of the discipline, one rather up-beat and the other less so.

J. Annas (2004) 'Ancient Philosophy for the Twentieth Century',  in B. Leiter (ed.) The Future for Philosophy, Oxford: Oxford University Press: 25-43.

J. Barnes (2006) 'Bagpipe Music', Topoi 25: 17-20.

And a collection of appraisals of the recent history and state of the discipline around the world:

L. Rosetti (ed.) (2004) Greek Philosophy in the New Millennium: Studies in honour of Thomas M. Robinson, Sankt Augustin: Academia Verlag

UPDATE: suggestions from 'Interlocutor'

Jonathan Barnes's review of Bernard Williams's The Sense of the Past, The Journal of Philosophy 104, 2007, 540–545. Modified version 'The History of Philosophy' in Method and Metaphysics.

Barnes also mentions Kevin Mulligan, 'Sur l'histoire de l'approche analytique de l'histoire de la philosophie: de Bolzano et Brentano a Bennet et Barnes' in J.-M Vienne (ed), Philosophie Analytique et Histoire de la Philosophie (Paris, 1997), pp. 61-103, the methodological discussions in the Introduction to the first volume of Anthony Kenny's New History of Western Philosophy, and the introduction to David Charles's Aristotle Philosophy of Action (p. ix has a definition of 'philosophical scholarship').


Adam said...

some items by James Lesher:

"To the Presocratics and Back Again: Some Thoughts on the Study of Ancient Philosophy" available online: http://philosophy.unc.edu/people/faculty/james-lesher/FSU%20comments.doc

"The Flourishing of Ancient Philosophy in America: Some Causes and Concerns" online: http://philosophy.unc.edu/people/faculty/james-lesher/Flourishing%20of%20Ancient%20Phil.doc

"Classics and Philosophy: a View of Life in the Interval between Two Professions' in Classics: A Discipline and Profession in Crisis? edd. Culham & Edmonds.

Alan Towey said...

There is also Richard Sorabji, Ideas Leap Barriers: the Value of Historical Studies to Philosophy,which can be found in Maieusis ed. Dominic Scott