The Philosophers' Magazine 84:48-53 (2019)

Anil Gomes
Oxford University
P.F. Strawson (1919-2006) was one of the most significant philosophers of the twentieth-century. His career centred around Oxford – first as Tutor and Fellow at University College, then as Waynflete Professor of Metaphysical Philosophy at Magdalen College. His careful, thoughtful, and characteristically elegant written work was influential in moving Oxford philosophy from the anti-metaphysical leanings of A.J. Ayer and J.L. Austin to a renewed and rejuvenated era of traditional philosophy theorising, albeit domesticated in a distinctively Strawsonian fashion. His influence on British philosophy persists through a generation of students who were brought up on his writings.
Keywords Contemporary Philosophy  General Interest  P.F. Strawson  Metaphysics  Kant  Logic  Language
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DOI 10.5840/tpm20198411
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