[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
About the Author
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.