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Scheffler, Israel

Overview
Works: 76 works in 577 publications in 10 languages and 15,083 library holdings
Genres: History  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree
Classifications: LA132, 370.1
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Most widely held works by Israel Scheffler
Science and subjectivity by Israel Scheffler( Book )

41 editions published between 1967 and 1985 in English and Italian and held by 1,111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four pragmatists : a critical introduction to Peirce, James, Mead, and Dewey by Israel Scheffler( Book )

37 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in English and held by 1,109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1974, this book is a critical introduction to the work of four quintessential pragmatist philosophers: Charles Sanders Peirce, William James, George Herbert Mead and John Dewey. Alongside providing a general historical and biographical account of the pragmatist movement, the work offers an in depth critical response to the philosophical doctrines of the four main thinkers of the pragmatist movement, with reference to the theories of meaning, knowledge and conduct which have come to define pragmatism
The anatomy of inquiry: philosophical studies in the theory of science by Israel Scheffler( Book )

56 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,079 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conditions of knowledge : an introduction to epistemology and education by Israel Scheffler( Book )

46 editions published between 1965 and 1987 in 5 languages and held by 1,067 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophy and education; modern readings by Israel Scheffler( Book )

29 editions published between 1958 and 1971 in English and held by 993 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reason and teaching by Israel Scheffler( Book )

33 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in English and held by 758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The language of education by Israel Scheffler( Book )

52 editions published between 1960 and 2000 in 6 languages and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Logic & art : essays in honor of Nelson Goodman by Richard S Rudner( Book )

15 editions published in 1972 in 3 languages and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of human potential : an essay in the philosophy of education by Israel Scheffler( Book )

18 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although the concept of human potential accurately reflects central features of human nature, its current use perpetuates traditional myths of fixity, harmony, and value, calculated to cause untold mischief in social and educational practice. This book aims to demythologize the concept of potential. It shows its roots in genuine aspects of human nature, but at the same time frees it from outworn philosphical myths by means of analytical reconstruction--thereby improving both its theoretical and its practical applicability. The book concludes with an interpretation of policy-making in education, and reflections on the ideal education of a policy-maker. (Jd)
Beyond the letter : a philosophical inquiry into ambiguity, vagueness, and metaphor in language by Israel Scheffler( Book )

16 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in English and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ambiguity, vagueness and metaphor are pervasive features of language, deserving of systematic study in their own right. Yet they have frequently been considered mere deviations from ideal language or obstacles to be avoided in the construction of scientific systems. First published in 1979, Beyond the Letter offers a consecutive study of these features from a philosphical point of view, providing analyses of each and treating their relations to one another. Addressed to the fundamental task of logical and semantic explanation, the book
Symbolic worlds : art, science, language, ritual by Israel Scheffler( Book )

22 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symbolism is a primary characteristic of the mind, deployed and displayed in every aspect of our thought and culture. In this important and broad-ranging book, Israel Scheffler explores the various ways in which the mind functions symbolically. This involves considering not only the world of science and the arts, but also such activities as religious ritual and child's play. The book offers an integrated treatment of ambiguity and metaphor, analyses of play and ritual, and an extended discussion of the relations between scientific symbol systems and reality. What emerges is a picture of the basic symbol-forming character of the mind. In addition to philosophers of art and science, likely readers of this book will include students of linguistics, semiotics, anthropology, religion, and psychology
In praise of the cognitive emotions and other essays in the philosophy of education by Israel Scheffler( Book )

20 editions published between 1977 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1991, In Praise of Cognitive Emotions comprises fourteen of Scheffler's most recent essays -- all of which challenge contemporary notions of education and rationality. While defending the ideal of rationality, he insists that rationality not be identified with a mental faculty or a mechanism of inference but taken rather as the capactity to grasp principles and purposes and to evaluate them in the light of relevant reasons. Examining a broad range of issues -- from computers in school to math education, from metaphor to morality -- these essays are unified by Scheffler's conviction of the primacy of critical thought in education. Scheffler is especially concerned to promote a broad interpretation of rationality to counteract the narrowing of vision accompanying the technological revolution now sweeping education. Addressing three specific areas of curriculum, the work offers a critique of computer applications to education, develops a notion of strategic rationality in understanding mathematical reasoning, and, contrary to prevalent notions of moral education, connects reason with care, thus emphasizing the intimate connection between emotion and reason and challenging the dominant perception of the two as oppositional
Visions of Jewish education by Seymour Fox( Book )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six leading scholars representing Orthodox, Reform, and secular perspectives formulate their variant models of an ideal Jewish educatin for the contemporary world. Addresses the multiple challenges of the open society to Jewish continuity by considering different versions of Jewish education
Inquiries : philosophical studies of language, science, & learning by Israel Scheffler( Book )

7 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Work, education, and leadership : essays in the philosophy of education by V. A Howard( Book )

13 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Worlds of truth : a philosophy of knowledge by Israel Scheffler( Book )

10 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Worlds of Truth: A Philosophy of Knowledge explicates and builds upon a half century of philosophical work by the noted philosopher Israel Scheffler.:.; Propounds a new doctrine of plurealism which maintains the existence of multiple real worlds.; Offers a defense of absolute truth, which denies certainty and eschews absolutism, and defends systematic relativity, objectivity, and fallibilism.; Emphasizes a wide range of pragmatic interests: epistemology and scientific development, cognition and emotion, science and ethics, ritual and culture, and art and science
Reason and education : essays in honor of Israel Scheffler by Harvey Siegel( Book )

7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Israel Scheffler is the pre-eminent philosopher of education in the English-speaking world today. This volume collects seventeen original, invited papers on Scheffler's philosophy of education by scholars from around the world. The papers address the wide range of topics that Scheffler's work in philosophy of education has addressed, including the aims of education, cognition and emotion, teaching, the language of education, science education, moral education, religious education, and human potential. Each paper is followed by a response from Scheffler himself. The collection is essential reading for anyone concerned with contemporary scholarship in philosophy of education, or with the place of this singularly important author in it
Anatomie de la science : etude philosophique de l explication et de la confirmation by Israel Scheffler( Book )

20 editions published between 1963 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gallery of scholars : a philosopher's recollections by Israel Scheffler( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and Swedish and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume offers a vivid personal account of eminent philosophers and educators with whom the author has interacted over the half century of his academic career at Harvard. It recalls the personalities and ideas of landmark thinkers of the recent past, thus counteracting the prevalent amnesia of research universities. It reflects on the educational impact of the scholars' styles of teaching as well as the varied approaches embodied in their academic practice. In addition, it affords insights into the human workings of universities and the varieties of scholarship in the continuing quest of s
Die Sprache der Erziehung by Israel Scheffler( Book )

5 editions published in 1971 in German and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Symbolic worlds : art, science, language, ritual
Alternative Names
Israel Scheffler Amerikaans filosoof (1923-2014)

Israel Scheffler filòsof estatunidenc

Israel Scheffler filósofo estadounidense

Israel Scheffler philosophe américain

Scheffler, Israel

Shefler, Yiśraʼel

ישראל שפלר

ישראל שפלר פילוסוף אמריקאי

שפלר, ישראל

שפלר, ישראל 1923-

ایزرییل شفلر فیلسوف آمریکایی

셰플러, 이스라엘 1923-

イズラエル・シェフラー

シェフラー, イズラエル

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Four pragmatists : a critical introduction to Peirce, James, Mead, and DeweyThe anatomy of inquiry: philosophical studies in the theory of scienceReason and teachingThe language of educationOf human potential : an essay in the philosophy of educationBeyond the letter : a philosophical inquiry into ambiguity, vagueness, and metaphor in languageSymbolic worlds : art, science, language, ritualIn praise of the cognitive emotions and other essays in the philosophy of education