Studies in History and Philosophy of Science

Rationis Defensor

Essays in Honour of Colin Cheyne

Editors: Maclaurin, James (Ed.)

  • Provides an excellent "sampler" for those unfamiliar with this style of philosophy
  •  Includes important and influential contemporary philosophers amongst the contributors
  • Discusses a well-known and well-liked philosopher within Australia and New Zealand​.
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Rationis Defensor is to be a volume of previously unpublished essays celebrating the life and work of Colin Cheyne. Colin was until recently Head of the Department of Philosophy at the University of Otago, a department that can boast of many famous philosophers among its past and present faculty and which has twice been judged as the strongest research department across all disciplines in governmental research assessments. Colin is the immediate past President of the Australasian Association for Philosophy (New Zealand Division). He is the author of Knowledge, Cause, and Abstract Objects: Causal Objections to Platonism (Springer, 2001) and the editor, with Vladimir Svoboda and Bjorn Jespersen, of Pavel Tichy’s Collected Papers in Logic and Philosophy (University of Otago Press, 2005) and, with John Worrall, of Rationality and Reality: Conversations with Alan Musgrave (Springer, 2006). This volume celebrates the dedication to rational enquiry and the philosophical style of Colin Cheyne. It also celebrates the distinctive brand of naturalistic philosophy for which Otago has become known. Contributors to the volume include a wide variety of philosophers, all with a personal connection to Colin, and all of whom are, in their own way, defenders of rationality.  ​

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“This collection of recent philosophical papers … provides a nice selection of the current debates and crucial issues at play in philosophy. … To the potential reader this collection contains a solid sampling of modern philosophy that showcases a strong defence of rationality and the progress made in the philosophical method. … If you are interested in reading an example of what philosophers have been up to lately then pick up a copy of Rationis Defensor. You will not be disappointed.” (Charles Gibson, Scoop Review of Books, February, 2013)


Table of contents (19 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Rationis Defensor
Book Subtitle
Essays in Honour of Colin Cheyne
Editors
  • James Maclaurin
Series Title
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science
Series Volume
28
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-3983-3
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-3983-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-3982-6
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-8082-7
Series ISSN
0929-6425
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 300
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