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Williams, Bernard 1929-2003

Works: 203 works in 1,089 publications in 11 languages and 33,888 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Essays 
Roles: Author, Editor, Producer, Interviewee, Other, Author of introduction, Speaker, pre, edc
Classifications: BJ1012, 170
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Ethics and the limits of philosophy by Bernard Williams( Book )

89 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With a new foreword by Jonathan Lear'Remarkably lively and enjoyable ... It is a very rich book, containing excellent descriptions of a variety of moral theories, and innumerable and often witty observations on topics encountered on the way.' - Times Literary SupplementBernard Williams was one of the greatest philosophers of his generation. Ethics and the Limits of Philosophy is not only widely acknowledged to be his most important book, but also hailed a contemporary classic of moral philosophy. Drawing on the ideas of the Greek philosophers, Williams reorients ethics away from a preoccupation wi
Morality: an introduction to ethics by Bernard Williams( Book )

140 editions published between 1972 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bernard Williams's remarkable essay on morality confronts the problems of writing moral philosophy, and offers a stimulating alternative to more systematic accounts that seem nevertheless to have left all the important issues somewhere off the page. Williams explains, analyzes 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."--Publisher description (LoC)
Descartes : the project of pure enquiry by Bernard Williams( Book )

66 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a study in the history of philosophy rather than in the history of ideas. I use those labels to mark the distinction that the history of ideas is history before it is philosophy, while with the history of philosophy it is the other way round. In any worthwhile work of either sort, both concerns are likely to be represented, but there is a genuine distinction
Utilitarianism; for and against by J. J. C Smart( Book )

67 editions published between 1963 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title consists of two essays on utilitarianism, written from opposite points of view, by J.J.C. Smart and Bernard Williams. In the first part of the book, Professor Smart advocates a modern and sophisticated version of classical utilitarianism
Shame and necessity by Bernard Williams( Book )

20 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,080 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British analytical philosophy by Bernard Williams( Book )

39 editions published between 1966 and 1977 in English and Italian and held by 1,006 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Truth & truthfulness : an essay in genealogy by Bernard Williams( Book )

36 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 1,000 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What does it mean to be truthful? What role does truth play in our lives? What do we lose if we reject truthfulness? Bernard Williams explores the value of truth and finds it to be both less and more than we might imagine
Men of ideas by Bryan Magee( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 973 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifteen dialogues drawn from the highly acclaimed BBC series review the tenets and theories of moral philosophy, political philosophy, the philosophy of language, and the philosophy of science
Utilitarianism and beyond by Amartya Sen( Book )

36 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in English and Chinese and held by 929 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Utilitarianism considered both as a theory of personal morality and a theory of public choice
Moral luck : philosophical papers, 1973-1980 by Bernard Williams( Book )

37 editions published between 1981 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concepts and categories : philosophical essays by Isaiah Berlin( Book )

20 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foreword to the second edition / by Alasdair MacIntyre -- Editor's preface -- Author's preface -- Introduction by Bernard Williams -- The purpose of philosophy -- Verification -- Empirical propositions and hypothetical statements -- Logical translation -- Equality -- The concept of scientific history -- Does political theory still exist? -- From hope and fear set free -- Appendix to the second edition -- Made of wax after all -- My philosophical views -- Interview on concepts and categories -- Logical positivism -- The rationality of value judgements -- Is a philosophy of history possible? -- Pluralism and liberalism -- The philosophy of Charles Taylor -- Index / by Douglas Matthews
Problems of the self; philosophical papers 1956-1972 by Bernard Williams( Book )

4 editions published between 1973 and 1995 in English and held by 769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Obscenity and film censorship : an abridgement of the Williams report by Great Britain( Book )

29 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When it first appeared in 1979, the Williams Report on Obscenity and Film Censorship provoked strong reactions. The practical issues and political principles examined are of continuing interest and remain a crucial point of reference for discussions on obscenity and censorship. Presented in a fresh series livery for the twenty-first century, and with a specially commissioned Preface written by Onora O'Neill, illuminating its continuing importance and relevance to philosophical enquiry, this abridged edition of Bernard Williams's Report presents all the main findings and arguments of the full report, central to which is the application of Mill's 'harm principle' and the conclusion that restrictions are out of place where no harm can be reasonably thought to be done
Plato by Bernard Williams( Book )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Takes the reader back to first principles, re-reading the key texts to reveal what the philosopher actually said
Making sense of humanity and other philosophical papers, 1982-1993 by Bernard Williams( Book )

24 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sense of the past : essays in the history of philosophy by Bernard Williams( Book )

27 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 571 WorldCat member 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
The practice of value by Joseph Raz( Book )

20 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 563 WorldCat member 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."--Publisher description
In the beginning was the deed : realism and moralism in political argument by Bernard Williams( Book )

24 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Williams had intended to weave these essays into a connected narrative on political philosophy with reflections on his own experience of postwar politics. Sadly he did not live to complete it, but this book brings together many of its components. Geoffrey Hawthorn has arranged the material to resemble as closely as possible William's original design and vision. He has provided both an introduction to William's political philosophy and a bibliography of his formal and informal writings on politics."--Jacket
Philosophy as a humanistic discipline by Bernard Williams( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What can--and what can't--philosophy do? What are its ethical risks--and its possible rewards? How does it differ from science? In Philosophy as a Humanistic Discipline, Bernard Williams addresses these questions and presents a striking vision of philosophy as fundamentally different from science in its aims and methods even though there is still in philosophy "something that counts as getting it right." Written with his distinctive combination of rigor, imagination, depth, and humanism, the book amply demonstrates why Williams was one of the greatest philosophers of the twentieth century. Spa
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Ethics and the limits of philosophy
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Bernard, William 1929-2003

Bernard Williams britischer Philosoph

Bernard Williams filosofo britannico

Bernard Williams filosoof

William , Bernard Arthur Owen

Williams, B. A. O.

Williams, B.A.O. 1929-2003

Williams, B. A. O. (Bernard Arthur Owen)

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Williams Bernard 1929-2003

Williams, Bernard A. 1929-2003

Williams, Bernard Arthur Owen

Уильямс, Бернард

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برنارد ویلیامز فیلسوف بریتانیایی

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伯纳德·威廉姆斯 英国哲学家


English (612)

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Turkish (3)

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Morality: an introduction to ethicsDescartes : the project of pure enquiryUtilitarianism; for and againstShame and necessityTruth & truthfulness : an essay in genealogyUtilitarianism and beyondMoral luck : philosophical papers, 1973-1980Concepts and categories : philosophical essays