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Yolton, John W.

Overview
Works: 101 works in 590 publications in 3 languages and 16,333 library holdings
Genres: History  Dictionaries  Bibliography  Portraits  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Contributor, Compiler, Honoree
Classifications: B1297, 121
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Most widely held works by John W Yolton
Realism and appearances an essay in ontology by John W Yolton ( )
13 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 1,302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book addresses one of the fundamental topics in philosophy: the relation between appearance and reality. John W. Yolton draws on a combination of historical and contemporary material, ranging from the early modern period to present-day debates, to examine this central philosophical preoccupation, which he presents in terms of distinctions between phenomena and causes, causes and meaning, and persons and man. He explores in detail how Locke, Berkeley and Hume talk of appearances and their relation to reality, and offers illuminating connections and comparisons with the work of contemporary philosophers such as Paul Churchland and John McDowell. He concludes by offering his own proposal for a "realism of appearance," which incorporates elements of both Humean and Kantian thinking. His study will be of interest to a wide range of readers in the history of philosophy, the history of ideas, and contemporary philosophy of mind, epistemology and metaphysics."--Jacket
The Blackwell companion to the Enlightenment by John W Yolton ( Book )
27 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 1,021 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Companion focuses on the international intellectual movement of the Enlightenment, and the individuals who shaped it. A number of substantial essays survey the main topics of dictionaries, encyclopedias, art, music and theatre, while central philosophical concepts such as human nature are also examined. Specialized topics receive short definitions and there are several hundred biographies
John Locke: problems and perspectives; a collection of new essays by John W Yolton ( Book )
32 editions published between 1960 and 2010 in English and held by 988 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Locke, an introduction by John W Yolton ( Book )
7 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 946 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Studie over leven en werk van de Engelse wijsgeer en opvoedkundige (1632-1704)
John Locke and the way of ideas by John W Yolton ( Book )
39 editions published between 1956 and 2000 in English and held by 933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Locke and the compass of human understanding; a selective commentary on the Essay by John W Yolton ( Book )
16 editions published between 1970 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Perceptual acquaintance : from Descartes to Reid by John W Yolton ( Book )
21 editions published between 1980 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Some thoughts concerning education by John Locke ( Book )
23 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Standaardwerk van de Engelse filosoof (1632-1704), geschreven in de periode 1692-1693
An essay concerning human understanding by John Locke ( Book )
104 editions published between 1961 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contains Book 1,"Of Innate Notions" and Book 2, "Of Ideas."
Thinking matter : materialism in eighteenth-century Britain by John W Yolton ( Book )
22 editions published between 1983 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Perception & reality : a history from Descartes to Kant by John W Yolton ( Book )
10 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1984, John W. Yolton published Perceptual Acquaintance from Descartes to Reid. His most recent book builds on that seminal work and greatly extends its relevance to issues in current philosophical debate. Perception and Reality examines the theories of perception implicit in the work of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century philosophers which centered on the question: How is knowledge of the body possible? That question raises issues of mind-body relation, the way that mentality links with physicality, and the nature of the known world. In contrast to commonsense realism, which suggests that the world is as it appears to be, a more complex theory developed throughout this period. Yolton traces its evolution from Descartes to Kant, via Arnauld, Malebranche, Locke, Berkeley, and Hume
The philosophical canon in the 17th and 18th centuries essays in honor of John W. Yolton ( )
7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This collection of essays by distinguished and well known scholars working in the history of philosophy and intellectual history, illustrates many of John Yolton's central interests. The contributors represent the four countries with which John Yolton has been most closely associated: Canada, France, Great Britain and the United States. Francois Duchesneau begins with a topic to which Yolton has made a special contribution, Locke and the idea of thinking matter. The epistemological dimension which he gives to this topic is one taken up in Richard Popkin's analysis of scepticism and reason in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and it is the place of scepticism in Locke's thought that G.A.J. Rogers discusses in his paper. In his account of the recovery of Locke's library, Peter Laslett tells a story that every scholar would be well advised to mark and read with pleasure. Michael Ayers examines Locke's understanding of Laws of Nature and their implications
Theory of knowledge by John W Yolton ( Book )
17 editions published between 1945 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Locke dictionary by John W Yolton ( Book )
11 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Metaphysical analysis by John W Yolton ( Book )
18 editions published between 1967 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Locke and French materialism by John W Yolton ( Book )
14 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Locke's 'Essay Concerning Human Understanding' provoked a debate between materialists and immaterialists in England which spread to the continent. This book looks at the effect that his work had on French materialism and compares ideas of the 'philosophes' with those of English philosophers
The Locke reader : selections from the works of John Locke : with a general introd. and commentary by John Locke ( Book )
13 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The two intellectual worlds of John Locke : man, person, and spirits in the essay by John W Yolton ( Book )
7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Using his intimate knowledge of John Locke's writings, John W. Yolton shows that Locke comprehends "human understanding" as a subset of a larger understanding of other intelligent Beings-angels, spirits, and an omniscient God." "Yolton's book opens with an attempt to sort out several important terms basic to Locke's account of identity: man, self, person, and soul. A number of rarely examined components of Locke's thought emerge: the nature of man, the nature of a human being, and the place of man in the universe among the other creatures." "The Two Intellectual Worlds of John Locke also includes Yolton's exploration of Locke's commitment to immaterial principles for understanding the world; his obsession with happiness; the dialectical tensions between man, person, and soul; several interesting conjectures about spirits; and the notion of natural philosophy that includes speculation about spirits as well as bodies."--BOOK JACKET
John Locke & education by John W Yolton ( Book )
4 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John Locke, a reference guide by Jean S Yolton ( Book )
5 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Yolton, J. W. (John William), 1921-
Yolton, John
Yolton, John (John William), 1921-
Languages
English (390)
Portuguese (2)
Dutch (1)
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