This collection of articles on Michel Foucault confirms his position as one of the most influential thinkers in this last quarter of the century, and simultaneously demonstrates the current ambivalence among philosophers and social scientists about the actual grounds for such an assessment.
Preface Introduction Part I: The Evolution of Empiricism 1. Language and the World 2. Rules and Rationality 3. Naturalism, Realism and Pragmatism Part II: Logic and Reality 4. Physicalism and Objectivity 5. Logic: Canonical Notation and Extensionality 6. Intensionality 7. Necessity: Logic and Metaphysics Part III: Mind and Meaning 8. Indeterminacy of Translation 9. Translation and explanation 10. Holism, interpretation and the autonomy of psychology Part IV: Knowledge and reality 11. Nature and Experience 12. Physicalism and Reality.