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Stroll, Avrum 1921-2013

Overview
Works: 46 works in 297 publications in 7 languages and 12,235 library holdings
Genres: Introductions  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Other, ed
Classifications: BD21, 100
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Most widely held works about Avrum Stroll
 
Most widely held works by Avrum Stroll
Philosophy made simple by Richard H Popkin( Book )

55 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written with authority and scholarship, this lively and comprehensible text includes all the important recent developments in philosophy
Epistemology: new essays in the theory of knowledge by Avrum Stroll( Book )

25 editions published between 1967 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction to philosophy by Avrum Stroll( Book )

25 editions published between 1924 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Skeptical philosophy for everyone by Richard H Popkin( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An outstanding introduction to the problems of philosophy by two eminent philosophers in a lucid, informal, & very accessible discussion of Western thought. Annotation. Casting skepticism in a central role, this history of Western philosophy looks at the efforts of major thinkers seeking to overcome skeptical challenges. The role of skepticism in producing new theoretical positions is explicated, and the influence of contemporary skeptics examined. The relative merits of skeptical claims are also debated. Popkin taught philosophy at Washington University. This lucid, informal, and very accessible discussion of Western thought takes the unique approach of interpreting skepticism -- i.e., doubts about knowledge claims and the criteria for making such claims -- as an important stimulus for the development of philosophy. The authors argue that practically every great thinker from the time of the Greeks to the present has produced theories designed to forestall or refute skepticism: from Plato to Moore and Wittgenstein. The influence of and responses to such 20th-century skeptics such as Russell and Derrida are also discussed critically. Popkin and Stroll review each major theory of philosophy chronologically and then further organize these theories into their respective subject areas: metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, political philosophy, and philosophy of religion. This is an outstanding introduction to the problems of philosophy by two eminent philosophers with a gift for presenting the history of ideas in a very lively and clear style
Twentieth-century analytic philosophy by Avrum Stroll( Book )

22 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While there is no one definition of analytic philosophy, Stroll (philosophy, U. of California) surveys important developments in logic, philosophy of language, epistemology, and metaphysics over the past century. He does this by concentrating on such influential thinkers as Gottlob Frege, W.V.O. Quine, J.L. Austin, John Searle, Gilbert Ryle, Patricia Churchland, and Paul Churchland
Moore and Wittgenstein on certainty by Avrum Stroll( Book )

18 editions published in 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ludwig Wittgenstein's On Certainty was finished just before his death in 1951 and is a running commentary on three of G.E. Moore's greatest epistemological papers. In the early 1930s, Moore had written a lengthy commentary on Wittgenstein, anticipating some of the issues Wittgenstein would discuss in On Certainty. In this book, Avrum Stroll examines the philosophical relationship between these two great philosophers and their overlapping but nevertheless differing views. Both defended the existence of certainty and thus opposed any form of skepticism. However, their defenses and conceptions of certainty diverged widely, as did their understanding of the nature of skepticism and how best to combat it. Moore and Wittgenstein on Certainty contains a careful and critical analysis of the two philosophers' differing approaches to a set of fundamental epistemological problems. Stroll extends their account to current issues in cognitive science and philosophy of mind
Surfaces by Avrum Stroll( Book )

18 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides novel answers to two age-old philosophical problems?the epistemological problem of how perception is able to generate knowledge, and the metaphysical problem of what it is that we perceive
Sketches of landscapes : philosophy by example by Avrum Stroll( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Avrum Stroll accepts the ancient tradition that one of the tasks of philosophy is to give an accurate account of the world's features, both animate and inanimate. But, he contends, because these features are inexhaustibly complex, no single theory or conceptual model can provide a complete account. Stroll's approach is piecemeal and example-oriented. In stressing the importance of examples, his work runs counter to one of the most powerful and seductive ways of thinking about the world - the Platonic tradition, which denigrates examples in the search for essences. Stroll favors pluralism, on the ground that this is how the world is."--Jacket
Did my genes make me do it? : and other philosophical dilemmas by Avrum Stroll( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Much ado about nonexistence : fiction and reference by Aloysius Martinich( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fiction and nonexistence are closely intertwined because fiction often talks about non-existent entities, such as Hamlet and Sherlock Holmes. In Much Ado About Nonexistence. A. P. Martinich and Avrum Stroll, two of America's leading philosophers, provide a penetrating study of the relationship between fiction, existence, truth, and reference. Included in their discussion is a new theory of fiction, based on the speech act theory of H. P. Grice. The authors also critically discuss two versions of the theory of definite descriptions, Frege's and Russell's, and develop on alternative to Hilary Putnam's account of the relationship between natural kind terms and the world."--BOOK JACKET
Wittgenstein by Avrum Stroll( Book )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As a comprehensive survey of Wittgenstein's unique intellect and a thought-provoking account of the realm where science and philosophy meet, this perceptive study will prove stimulating reading for students, scholars, and newcomers alike."--Jacket
Informal philosophy by Avrum Stroll( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Informal Philosophy provides an original look at how we should understand and teach philosophy. Avrum Stroll persuasively argues that philosophy should be evaluated using its own methodology and should not merely mimic formal scientific analysis, because while modern science does inform our philosophical views about man and his place in nature, it does not solve philosophical problems. Stroll effectively makes the case for the use of informal philosophy--that is, an approach guided by common sense, appealing to ordinary discourse, and employing a context-driven line of inquiry--to answer philoso
Philosophy by Richard H Popkin( Book )

14 editions published between 1956 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a valuable basis for an introductory self-study course
The emotive theory of ethics by Avrum Stroll( Book )

17 editions published between 1951 and 1954 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophy and the human spirit: a brief introduction by Avrum Stroll( Book )

3 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Certainty and surface in epistemology and philosophical method : essays in honor of Avrum Stroll( Book )

7 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophy and contemporary problems : a reader by Richard H Popkin( Book )

5 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introductory readings in philosophy by Avrum Stroll( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il dovere del dubbio : filosofia scettica per tutti by Richard H Popkin( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in Italian and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Much Ado About Nonexistence : Fiction and Reference by Hatem Rushdy( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fiction, Reference, and Nonexistence contains a new, contemporary theory of fiction and discusses the connection between language and reality. Martinich and Stroll, two of America's leading philosophers, explore fiction and undertake an analytic philosophical study of fiction and its reference, and its relation to truth
 
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Skeptical philosophy for everyone
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Avrum Stroll Amerikaans filosoof (1921-2013)

Stroll, Avrum, 1921-

Строл А.

Стролл, Аврум 1921-

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Skeptical philosophy for everyoneTwentieth-century analytic philosophyMoore and Wittgenstein on certaintySketches of landscapes : philosophy by exampleDid my genes make me do it? : and other philosophical dilemmasMuch ado about nonexistence : fiction and referenceWittgensteinInformal philosophyPhilosophy