Strawson, Peter Frederick


Strawson, Peter Frederick
   b. 1919, London
   Philosopher
   Peter Frederick Strawson is a major philosopher, who has taught at Oxford since 1948. He became Waynflete Professor of Metaphysical Philosophy in 1968. Strawson has published numerous articles and books principally in the areas of metaphysics, logic, epistemology and freedom.
   His broad approach has been to suggest that certain traits in ‘ordinary language’ provide better ways of understanding phenomena than those offered by formal philosophical logic. Early criticism of Russell’s theory of ‘descriptions’ through this approach led to his ‘solution’ of the mind-body problem in Individuals: An Essay in Descriptive Metaphysics. The ‘descriptive’ rather than ‘speculative’ metaphysics which he developed in this work led him to later reappraise Kant’s epistemology in The Bounds of Sense. More recently, he has argued against scepticism and reductive naturalism and has published an introduction to philosophy, Analysis and Metaphysics, that attempts to understand philosophy as an analysis of the relation between concepts. Peter Strawson can fairly be regarded as one of the most technically sophisticated imaginative and inspiring philosophers of his time. His work combines a high degree of technical analysis with an imaginative grasp of the wider issues involved; an unusual if not unparalleled gift, leading to an unusual if not unparalleled contribution to that combination of technical rigour and wide imagination so necessary to a rapidly shifting philosophical outlook.
   See also: philosophy
   PAUL BARRY CLARKE
   LAWRENCE QUILL

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  • Strawson, Peter Frederick — (1919– ) English philosopher. Born in London and educated at St John s College, Oxford, Strawson taught at University College, Oxford from 1948, and became professor of metaphysics in 1968. His early work concerned logic and language, very much… …   Philosophy dictionary

  • Strawson, Peter Frederick — ► (n. 1919) Filósofo de la escuela de Oxford. Autor de Verdad e Introducción a la teoría lógica …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Peter Frederick Strawson — Sir Peter Frederick Strawson (* 23. November 1919 in London; † 13. Februar 2006 in Oxford) war ein britischer Philosoph, der der Richtung der Philosophie der normalen Sprache innerhalb der analytischen Philosophie zugeordnet ist.… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Peter Frederick Strawson — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Sir Peter Frederick Strawson (Ealing, oeste de Londres, 23 de noviembre de 1919 13 de febrero de 2006) fue un filósofo inglés. Era Profesor Waynflete de Filosofía Metafísica en la Universidad de Oxford (Magdalen… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Peter Frederick Strawson — Sir Peter Frederick Strawson (né le 23 novembre 1919 à Londres, mort le 13 février 2006), est un philosophe britannique, rattaché au courant de la philosophie analytique. Il tente de refonder la métaphysique à partir d une… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Strawson, Sir Peter Frederick — ▪ 2007       British philosopher (b. Nov. 23, 1919, London, Eng. d. Feb. 13, 2006, Oxford, Eng.), was during the 1950s and 60s a principal exponent of Oxford ordinary language philosophy. His book Individuals (1959) was instrumental in restoring… …   Universalium

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  • Peter F. Strawson — Sir Peter Frederick Strawson (* 23. November 1919 in London; † 13. Februar 2006 in Oxford) war ein britischer Philosoph, der der Richtung der Philosophie der normalen Sprache innerhalb der analytischen Philosophie zugeordnet ist.… …   Deutsch Wikipedia


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