Williams, Bernard Arthur Owen
Most widely held works about Bernard Arthur Owen Williams
Most widely held works by Bernard Arthur Owen Williams
Ethics and the limits of philosophy by Bernard Arthur Owen Williams ( Book )
35 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,598 libraries worldwide
In this book, [the author] delivers a sustained indictment of moral theory from Kant onward. His goal is nothing less than to reorient ethics toward the individual. He deals with the most thorny questions in contemporary philosophy and offers new ideas about issues such as relativism, objectivity, and the possibility of ethical knowledge. -Back cover.
Morality: an introduction to ethics by Bernard Arthur Owen Williams ( Book )
33 editions published between 1972 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,471 libraries worldwide
In [this book, the author] confronts the problems of writing moral philosophy, and offers a stimulating alternative to more systematic accounts which seem nevertheless to have left all the important issues somewhere off the page. [He] explains, analyses and distinguishes a number of key positions, from the purely amoral to notions of subjective or relative morality, testing their coherence before going on to explore the nature of "goodness" in relation to responsibilities and choice, roles, standards, and human nature. -Back cover.
Shame and necessity by Bernard Arthur Owen Williams ( Book )
14 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and French and held by 1,278 libraries worldwide
Utilitarianism; for and against by J. J. C Smart ( Book )
19 editions published between 1973 and 2007 in English and Italian and held by 1,139 libraries worldwide
Descartes : the project of pure enquiry by Bernard Arthur Owen Williams ( Book )
23 editions published between 1978 and 2005 in English and German and held by 1,109 libraries worldwide
Descartes has often been called the 'father of modern philosophy', and his attempts to reconcile the existence of the soul with scientific evidence are amongst the most influential in the field. This text examines this concept, as well as other key areas of his philosophies.
Utilitarianism and beyond ( Book )
7 editions published between 1982 and 1991 in English and held by 985 libraries worldwide
British analytical philosophy by Bernard Arthur Owen Williams ( Book )
8 editions published between 1966 and 1971 in English and held by 890 libraries worldwide
Problems of the self; philosophical papers 1956-1972 by Bernard Arthur Owen Williams ( Book )
18 editions published between 1973 and 1999 in English and held by 876 libraries worldwide
Truth & truthfulness : an essay in genealogy by Bernard Arthur Owen Williams ( Book )
11 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 875 libraries worldwide
Moral luck : philosophical papers, 1973-1980 by Bernard Arthur Owen Williams ( Book )
11 editions published between 1981 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 790 libraries worldwide
The practice of value by Joseph Raz ( Book )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 692 libraries worldwide
"The Practice of Value explores the nature of value and its relation to the social and historical conditions under which human agents live. At the core of the book are the Tanner Lectures delivered at Berkeley in 2001 by Joseph Raz, who has been one of the leading figures in moral and legal philosophy since the 1970s. Raz argues that values depend importantly on social practices, but that we can make sense of this dependence without falling back on cultural relativism. In response, three eminent philosophers, Christine Korsgaard, Robert Pippin, and Bernard Williams, offer their own distinctive reflections on the connections between value and practice. The book begins with an introduction by Jay Wallace, setting the scene for what follows, and ends with a response from Raz to his commentators. The result is a fascinating debate, accessible to readers throughout and beyond philosophy, about the relations between human values and human life."--Jacket.
On opera by Bernard Arthur Owen Williams ( Book )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and French and held by 682 libraries worldwide
Ces articles, centrés sur les oeuvres de Mozart et de Wagner, mais également de Verdi, Puccini, Strauss, Debussy, Janacek et Tippett, s'intéressent à leurs exigences de composition musicale, à leur influence philosophique et à leur portée émotionnelle.
Plato by Bernard Arthur Owen Williams ( Book )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and Hebrew and held by 634 libraries worldwide
Takes the reader back to first principles, re-reading the key texts to reveal what the philosopher actually said.
Obscenity and film censorship : an abridgement of the Williams report by Great Britain ( Book )
4 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in English and held by 562 libraries worldwide
Philosophy as a humanistic discipline by Bernard Arthur Owen Williams ( Book )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 539 libraries worldwide
This is a collection of essays in metaphysics, ethics and related branches of philosophy by Bernard Williams, one of the greatest philosophers of the 20th century. Most essays were previously unpublished or relatively unaccessible. All of them are written with his distinctive rigour, imagination and depth.
The sense of the past : essays in the history of philosophy by Bernard Arthur Owen Williams ( Book )
12 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 521 libraries worldwide
"Before his death in 2003, Bernard Williams planned to publish a collection of historical essays, focusing primarily on the ancient world. This posthumous volume brings together a much wider selection, written over some forty years. His legacy lives on in this masterful work, the first collection ever published of Williams's essays on the history of philosophy. The subjects range from the sixth century B.C. to the twentieth A.D., from Homer to Wittgenstein by way of Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, Hume, Sidgwick, Collingwood, and Nietzsche. Often one would be hard put to say which part is history, which philosophy. Both are involved throughout, because this is the history of philosophy written philosophically. Historical exposition goes hand in hand with philosophical scrutiny. Insights into the past counteract blind acceptance of present assumptions. In his touching and illuminating introduction, Myles Burnyeat writes of these essays: "They show a depth of commitment to the history of philosophy seldom to be found nowadays in a thinker so prominent on the contemporary philosophical scene." -- Book cover.
Making sense of humanity and other philosophical papers, 1982-1993 by Bernard Arthur Owen Williams ( Book )
8 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and held by 511 libraries worldwide
In the beginning was the deed : realism and moralism in political argument by Bernard Arthur Owen Williams ( Book )
11 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 503 libraries worldwide
Bernard Williams is remembered as one of the most brilliant and original philosophers of the past fifty years. Widely respected as a moral philosopher, Williams began to write about politics in a sustained way in the early 1980s. There followed a stream of articles, lectures, and other major contributions to issues of public concern--all complemented by his many works on ethics, which have important implications for political theory. This new collection of essays, most of them previously unpublished, addresses many of the core subjects of political philosophy: justice, liberty, and equality; th.
The gay science : with a prelude in German rhymes and an appendix of songs by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche ( Book )
5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 472 libraries worldwide
"Nietzsche wrote The Gay Science, which he later described as 'perhaps my most personal book', when he was at the height of his intellectual powers, and the reader will find in it an extensive and sophisticated treatment of the philosophical themes and views which were most central to Nietzche's own thought and which have been most influential on later thinkers. These include the death of God, the problem of nihilism, the role of truth, falsity and the will-to-truth in human life, the doctrine of the eternal recurrence, and the question of the proper attitude to adopt towards human suffering and towards achievement. This volume presents the work in a new translation by Josefine Nauckhoff, with a translation of the poems by Adrian Del Caro. An introduction by Bernard Willimas elucidates the work's main themes and discusses their continuing philosophical importance."--Jacket.
Meditations on first philosophy : with selections from the Objections and Replies by René Descartes ( Book )
8 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 373 libraries worldwide
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