A Companion to Analytic Philosophy is a comprehensive guide to over forty of the significant analytic philosophers from the last hundred years. The entries in this Companion are contributed by contemporary philosophers, including some of the most distinguished now living, such as Michael Dummett, Frank Jackson, P. M. S. Hacker, Israel Scheffler, John Searle, Ernest Sosa, and Robert Stalnaker. They discuss the arguments of influential figures in the history of analytic philosophy, among them Frege, Russell, Moore, Wittgenstein, and Quine. The articles on each philosopher provide clear and extensive analysis of profound and widely encountered concepts such as meaning, truth, knowledge, goodness, and the mind. This volume is a vital resource for anyone interested in analytic philosophy.
A. P. Martinich is Roy Allison Vaughan Centennial Professor of Philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin and the author or editor of ten books, most recently Hobbes: A Biography (1999) and The Philosophy of Language (fourth edition, 2001). He is vice-president of the board of directors of the Journal of the History of Philosophy. David Sosa is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the co-editor, with A. P. Martinich, of the companion volume Analytic Philosophy: An Anthology (Blackwell, 2002).