ABSTRACT

Since its publication in 1959, Individuals has become a modern philosophical classic. Bold in scope and ambition, it continues to influence debates in metaphysics, philosophy of logic and language, and epistemology. Peter Strawson's most famous work, it sets out to describe nothing less than the basic subject matter of our thought. It contains Strawson's now famous argument for descriptive metaphysics and his repudiation of revisionary metaphysics, in which reality is something beyond the world of appearances.
Throughout, Individuals advances some highly influential and controversial ideas, such as 'non-solipsistic consciousness' and the concept of a person a 'primitive concept'

chapter |1 pages

Individuals

chapter |2 pages

Copyright Page

chapter |4 pages

Contents

chapter |4 pages

INTRODUCTION page

part |1 pages

Part I: Particulars

chapter 1|44 pages

Bodies

chapter 2|28 pages

Sounds

chapter 3|30 pages

Persons

chapter 4|18 pages

Monads

part |1 pages

Part II: Logical Subjects

chapter 5|43 pages

Subject and Predicate (1): Two Criteria

chapter 7|12 pages

Language Without Particulars

chapter 8|20 pages

Logical Subjects and Existence