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Mosteller, Timothy

Overview
Works: 8 works in 59 publications in 1 language and 3,005 library holdings
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: BD221, 149
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Most widely held works by Timothy Mosteller
Relativism in contemporary American philosophy by Timothy Mosteller( )

23 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relativism about knowledge or truth has always provoked the ire of philosophers. Ever since Protagoras declared in antiquity that "man is the measure of all things", relativism has been repeatedly attacked. Recently, however, Alasdair MacIntyre has observed that "relativism ... is one of those doctrines that have by now been refuted a number of times too often." Along with MacIntyre, Hilary Putnam and Richard Rorty have also argued that while relativism may be problematic, there are valuable insights in it that philosophers need to take notice of. This book sorts out exactly
Relativism : a guide for the perplexed by Timothy Mosteller( )

14 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relativism is a philosophical topic that has many dimensions and can mean many things. It is the view that one thing owes existence, truth, goodness or beauty to something else and is central to an understanding of any of the four traditional divisions of philosophy: ontology, epistemology, ethics and aesthetics. <I> Relativism: A Guide for the Perplexed </I>offers a concise introduction to relativism and how it applies to the different parts of the basic, foundational areas of philosophy and, indeed, to every area of human enquiry. Timothy Mosteller provides an overview of the topic across t
Theories of truth : an introduction by Timothy Mosteller( Book )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Pre-Socratics to the 21st century, Theories of Truth: An Introduction provides a clear, introductory account of the major theories of truth. Starting with a defense of the importance of truth in reflection, this introduction guides readers through correspondence, coherence, deflationist and pragmatic theories to the connection between truth and rationality. Without assuming prior knowledge, it thematically introduces the key theories and explains the challenges and objections that exist as well as the links that can be made with other areas of human inquiry. Informative and critical
Contemporary perspectives on C.S. Lewis' The Abolition of man : history, philosophy, education, and science by Timothy Mosteller( Book )

8 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Beginning with a clear account of the historical setting for The Abolition of Man and its place within C.S. Lewis' corpus of writing, Contemporary Perspectives on C.S. Lewis' The Abolition of Man: History, Philosophy, Education and Science assesses and appraises Lewis' seminal lectures, providing a thorough analysis of the themes and subjects that are raised. Chapters focus on the major areas of thought including: philosophy, natural law, education, literature, politics, theology, science, biotechnology and the connection between the Ransom Trilogy. Drawing on Lewis' central ideas, they tackle questions such as, is The Abolition of Man hostile to scientific inquiry? Does Lewis provide an adequate rational defense of natural moral law? Do the lectures address the philosophical questions of the 21st century as Lewis sought to provide answers to philosophical questions of the 20th century? Dealing with themes across multiple areas of human inquiry, the authors bring expertise from their respective fields to bear on the core issues raised in Lewis' lectures. The result is an interdisciplinary approach that offers the first comprehensive scholarly treatment of The Abolition of Man, one of the most debated of Lewis' works."--Provided by publisher
Contemporary perspectives on C.S. Lewis' 'Abolition of man' : history, philosophy, education, and science( Book )

2 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Machine generated contents note: -- Introduction, Gayne Anacker and Tim Mosteller 1. Philosophy in The Abolition of Man / Adam Pelser 2. Natural Moral Law in The Abolition of Man / Micah Watson 3. Education in The Abolition of Man / Mark Pike 4. Literature in The Abolition of Man/ Charlie W. Starr 5. Is The Abolition of Man Conservative? / Francis J. Beckwith 6. Theology, Faith and Reason in The Abolition of Man / Judith Wolfe 7. Science in The Abolition of Man / David Ussery 8. Biotechnology in The Abolition of Man / James Herrick 9. That Hideous Strength and The Abolition of Man / Scott Key
Epistemological relativism : MacIntyre, Putnam and Rorty by Timothy Mosteller( Book )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relativism in Contemporary American Philosophy (Continuum studies in American philosophy) by Timothy Mosteller( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Relativism about knowledge or truth has always provoked the ire of philosophers. Ever since Protagoras declared in antiquity that 'man is the measure of all things', relativism has been repeatedly attacked. Recently, however, Alasdair MacIntyre has observed that 'relativism ... is one of those doctrines that have by now been refuted a number of times too often'. Along with MacIntyre, Hilary Putnam and Richard Rorty have also argued that while relativism may be problematic, there are valuable insights in it that philosophers need to take notice of. This book sorts out exactly what those relativistic insights are, and where they are to be found within the works of these three leading late-twentieth-century philosophers. Timothy Mosteller begins with a review of the major traditional definitions of relativism and the classical arguments against it. He then examines twentieth-century accounts and defences of relativism and points out that each account faces problems similar to those of the traditional versions. The continues with substantial treatments of the views of macIntyre, Putnam and Rorty on relativism, with each thinker robustly engaging the opinions of the others. Mosteller concludes the book by developing an alternative approach to relativismabout knowledge, which recognizes that while there may be no single 'global' criterion for all knowledge claims, there can be 'local' standards for settling particular disputes in such a way as to avoid the traditional hazards of relativism. Timothy M. Mosteller (Ph. D University of Miami) teaches philosophy at the University of San Diego, California
Relativism: A Guide for the Perplexed (Continuum Guides for the Perplexed) by Timothy Mosteller( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Relativism in contemporary American philosophy
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Relativism : a guide for the perplexed
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English (58)