Winter 1966 • Vol. XXVIII No. 1 Book ReviewsJanuary 1, 1966 |

New Philosophers

Philosophy in America edited by Max Black. Cornell University Press, $6.75. Max Black has been well-known and generally respected in Anglo-American academic philosophy since World War II. He is thus in a position to obtain and judge the work of the best young philosophers in America. Apart from suggesting, inevitably perhaps, that there are others equally good or better than those represented here, there is no reason to quarrel with the selection he has given us. On the contrary, there is considerable reason to praise it. In his preface, Black says, "The original papers here assembled are probably as representative in their styles, methods, and preoccupations, as could reasonably be expected. The various problems here discussed seem to me both important and unsolved. . . ." There are fourteen papers in the volume and almost all areas of philosophy are well represented, many by more than one paper, and some papers deal with problems relevant to more than one area. Three of the

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