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The Importance of Subjectivity: Selected Essays in Metaphysics and Ethics 1st Edition

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[a] fine collection of essays Pierfrancesco Basile, Times Literary Supplement These essays cover the main topics with which Sprigge was most concerned: the nature of consciousness, idealist metaphysics (his own as well as general surveys of the doctrine) and the implications of his metaphysics for ethics (most especially with regard to the treatment of animals and the question of whether nature possesses intrinsic moral value). On each of these topics Sprigge had interesting and novel things to say, always in admirably clear prose even when the ideas were difficult and intrinsically obscure or complex... The book is a delight to read and much can be learned from it. William Seager, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews rich and stimulating volume, nicely edited by one of his former students and literary executor, Leemon McHenry All in all, one could not have hoped for a better introduction to the philosophy of one of the greatest idealist thinkers in the second half of the twentieth-century. Pierfrancesco Basile, Mind a judicious sampling of Sprigges philosophy and will be of interest to anyone concerned with the metaphysics of experience, time, idealism, and ethics. Glenn Tiller, Philosophy in Review There is a great deal to be learned from this book. James W. Allard, Philosophical Quarterly Almost all the papers are readable with enjoyment ... Stephen R.L. Clark with an oeuvre consisting of several large monographs and a variety of widely scattered articles, up to this point in time there has been no one source to which readers might go in order to form a broad picture of his contribution to the discipline. Bringing together a selection of his best papers and drawing on all of the main areas in which he was active, this volume makes good that gap, and stands both as a valuable summary of and fitting tribute to his work. William J. Mander, Journal of Consciousness Studies

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Timothy L. S. Sprigge (1932-2007) was Professor of Logic and Metaphysics in the University of Edinburgh. He received his PhD from the University of Cambridge working under R. T. H. Redpath and, later, A. J. Ayer. Professor Sprigge held positions teaching philosophy at University College London, Sussex University and, as a visiting professor, at the University of Cincinnati in Ohio. He was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and President of the Aristotelian Society.

Leemon B. McHenry is Lecturer in Philosophy at California State University, Northridge. In 2007, he co-edited with Pierfrancesco Basile a Festschrift honouring T. L. S. Sprigge, Consciousness, Reality, and Value: Essays in Honour of T. L. S. Sprigge. McHenry has taught philosophy at the University of Edinburgh, Old Dominion University, Davidson College, Central Michigan University, and held research positions at the Johns Hopkins University, UCLA, and the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh. He became literary executor to T. L. S. Sprigge in 2007.


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  • Hardcover: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (January 15, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0199591547
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199591541
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 1.3 x 6.4 inches
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By John S. Ryan on May 7, 2011
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Timothy Sprigge (1932-2007) has been one of my favorite philosophers ever since I ran across his great book The Vindication of Absolute Idealism some years ago and then proceeded to devour as many of his other books (my most highly recommended after the aforementioned: The God of Metaphysics, The Rational Foundations of Ethics (The Problems of Philosophy: Their Past & Present), Theories of Existence (Penguin philosophy), and James and Bradley: American Truth and British Reality) as I could find. So I'm happy to have, at long last, a collection of some of his numerous published essays from throughout his career, most of which I had never read.

Leemon McHenry, Sprigge's literary executor and former student, has done a fine job of editing here. From the very title of the volume[*] (which elegantly captures Sprigge's overarching philosophical concern and is also, not coincidentally, the title of one the included essays) to the selection, ordering, and organization of the collection, McHenry displays a thorough and deep knowledge of what mattered to Sprigge and how best to present it.
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