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Honderich, Ted

Works: 119 works in 748 publications in 5 languages and 24,284 library holdings
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Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Compiler, Publishing director, Author of introduction
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Most widely held works by Ted Honderich
The Oxford companion to philosophy by Ted Honderich( Book )

62 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 5,685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophy can be intriguing--and at times baffling. It deals with the central problems of the human condition--with important questions of free will, morality, life after death, the limits of logic and reason--though often in rather esoteric terms. Now, in The Oxford Companion to Philosophy, readers have the most authoritative and engaging one-volume reference work on philosophy available, offering clear and reliable guidance to the ideas of all notable philosophers from antiquity to the present day, and to the major philosophical systems around the globe, from Confucianism to phenomenology. Here is indeed a world of thought, with entries on idealism and empiricism, ethics and aesthetics, epicureanism and stoicism, deism and pantheism, liberalism and conservativism, logical positivism and existentialism--over two thousand entries in all. The contributors represent a veritable who's who of modern philosophy, including such eminent figures as Isaiah Berlin, Sissela Bok, Ronald Dworkin, John Searle, Michael Walzer, and W.V. Quine. We read Paul Feyerabend on the history of the philosophy of science, Peter Singer on Hegel, Anthony Kenny on Frege, and Anthony Quinton on philosophy itself. We meet the great thinkers--from Aristotle and Plato, to Augustine and Aquinas, to Descartes and Kant, to Nietzsche and Schopenhauer, right up to contemporary thinkers such as Richard Rorty, Jacques Derrida, Luce Iragaray, and Noam Chomsky (over 150 living philosophers are profiled). There are short entries on key concepts such as personal identity and the mind-body problem, major doctrines from utilitarianism to Marxism, schools of thought such as the Heidelberg School or the Vienna Circle, and contentious public issues such as abortion, capital punishment, and welfare. In addition, the book offers short explanations of philosophical terms (qualia, supervenience, iff), puzzles (the Achilles paradox, the prisoner's dilemma), and curiosities (the philosopher's stone, slime). Almost every entry is accompanied by suggestions for further reading, and the book includes both a chronological chart of the history of philosophy and a gallery of portraits of eighty eminent philosophers, from Pythagoras and Confucius to Rudolf Carnap and G.E. Moore. And finally, as in all Oxford Companions, the contributors also explore lighter or more curious aspects of the subject, such as "Deaths of Philosophers" (quite a few were executed, including Socrates, Boethius, Giordano Bruno, and Thomas More) or "Nothing so Absurd" (referring to Cicero's remark that "There is nothing so absurd but some philosopher has said it"). Thus the Companion is both informative and a pleasure to browse in, providing quick answers to any question, and much intriguing reading for a Sunday afternoon. An indispensable guide and a constant source of stimulation and enlightenment, The Oxford Companion to Philosophy with appeal to everyone interested in abstract thought, the eternal questions, and the foundations of human understanding
After the terror by Ted Honderich( )

42 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and German and held by 2,860 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enquires into the 'natural fact' of morality and the worked-out moralities of philosophers. It reaches to the moral core of our lives, and asks why the events of September 11th were wrong and what terrorism tells us about ourselves and out obligations. Ted Honderich does not respect the moral confidence of our leaders and others, and defends a morality of humanity that requires us to think about our lives, and to act up against our democratic governments. [back cover]
Conservatism by Ted Honderich( )

41 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,063 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this text, Ted Honderich, Britain's pre-eminent progressive political philosopher explores the distinctions of conservatism, seeking the fundamental principle that unifies it and is its rationale and foundation
Punishment : the supposed justifications revisited by Ted Honderich( )

15 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In times of war, human rights violations often go unreported. In Israel and the Occupied Territories, where ongoing conflict has killed many thousands, abuses of human rights are commonplace, but these stories seldom reach the outside world. This book redresses that balance: taken from documents produced by international human rights groups - and assembled by the international journalist's organisation Reporters sans Frontieres - it provides an authoritative account of human rights violations that have taken place on both sides of the conflict since the start of the second Intifada in September 2000. These accounts of abuses and violations are careful not to overdramatise the story. Instead, they offer as objective an account as possible of the degradations that both Israelis and Palestinians have suffered. In this way the book provides an important assessment of the conflict's continuing impact on both communities
How free are you? : the determinism problem by Ted Honderich( Book )

34 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers an introduction to free will and the problem of determinism, advancing the debate on this area of moral philosophy. Honderich sets out a determinist philosophy of mind, in response to the question, "Is there a really clear, consistent and complete version of determinism?" and asks instead if there is such a clear version of free will. He goes on to address the question of whether determinism is true and finally asks, "What can we conclude about our lives if determinism is true?" --From publisher description
Punishment: the supposed justifications by Ted Honderich( Book )

53 editions published between 1969 and 1989 in English and held by 1,007 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The philosophers : introducing great western thinkers( Book )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains insights into the thoughts of twenty-eight great Western philosophers including Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, Spinoza, Kant, Marx, Nietzsche, and Sartre
Essays on freedom of action by Ted Honderich( Book )

28 editions published between 1971 and 2015 in English and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political violence by Ted Honderich( Book )

11 editions published between 1976 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A theory of determinism : the mind, neuroscience, and life-hopes by Ted Honderich( Book )

24 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Honderich poses the following question: if determinism is true, and free will an illusion, what are the consequences? Honderich maintains that both of the entrenched and traditional doctrines about the consequences of determinism, Compatibilism and Incompatibilism, are provably false, and formulates a new answer to the question
Morality and objectivity : a tribute to J.L. Mackie( Book )

18 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Violence for equality : inquiries in political philosophy by Ted Honderich( Book )

33 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A revised edition of a modern classic, this book tackles such emotive subjects as the IRA, the PLO and the ANC, arguing the importance of understanding the justification for political violence in all its manifestations
Social ends and political means by Ted Honderich( Book )

16 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in English and Dutch and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leading British, American and European philosophers contribute to this collection of essays, first published in 1976, in political philosophy. They are essays which have to do in different ways with better societies than the ones we have, and with ways of getting them. They exemplify what can fairly be called real political philosophy. Its past makers have been Plato, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Hegel, Mill and Marx, and it consists in advocacy of certain social ends and of certain means, rather than uncommitted inquiry or comment. The advocacy is of a kind, of course, which depends on analysis and argument. The book will be of interest not only to those who are primarily concerned with philosophy, but students of politics as well
Philosophy as it is by Ted Honderich( Book )

25 editions published between 1979 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On consciousness by Ted Honderich( Book )

12 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Actual consciousness by Ted Honderich( Book )

15 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is it for you to be conscious? There is no agreement whatever in philosophy or science: it has remained a hard problem, a mystery. Is this partly or mainly owed to the existing theories not even having the same subject, not answering the same question? In Actual Consciousness, Ted Honderich sets out to supersede dualisms, objective physicalisms, abstract functionalism, externalisms, and other positions in the debate. He argues that the theory of Actualism, right or wrong, is unprecedented, in nine ways
Philosophy through its past by Ted Honderich( Book )

20 editions published between 1984 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Terrorism for humanity : inquiries in political philosophy by Ted Honderich( Book )

12 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What can be said for and against terrorism and political violence? When is such terrorism right, if it ever is, and when is it wrong? Here, Ted Honderich challenges the presuppositions, inconsistencies and prejudices of liberal-democratic thinking. He tackles such emotive subjects as the IRA, the PLO and the ANC, arguing the importance of understanding the justification for political violence in all its manifestations. Exploring the moral issues that lie at the heart of these difficult questions, Honderich reminds us that political philosophy should be an attempt to inquire with an open mind and - and that to open one's mind it is not necessarily to lose one's convictions
Philosophers of our times by Ted Honderich( Book )

9 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eighteen of the world's most eminent philosophers of recent years tackle central questions of philosophy in this collection of the prestigious annual lectures given at the Royal Institute of Philosophy in London. The line-up of authors is stellar: Simon Blackburn, Ned Block, Tyler Burge, David Chalmers, Noam Chomsky, Jerry Fodor, Jurgen Habermas, Anthony Kenny, Christine Korsgaard, John McDowell, Alasdair MacIntyre, Thomas Nagel, Derek Parfit, T.M. Scanlon, John Searle, Sir Peter Strawson, Bernard Williams, and Mary Warnock. There are six pieces on questions to do with mind, perception, and action; four on reason and morality; six range over freedom, identity, religion, and politics; and the last two take a step back to look at philosophy itself and how it works. The best way to learn about philosophy is to read philosophy at its best: that is what this fascinating anthology offers
Three essays on political violence by Ted Honderich( Book )

7 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Oxford companion to philosophy
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Honderich, Edgar Dawn Ross 1933-

Honderich, Ted

Honderich, Ted 1933-

Ted Honderich British philosopher

Ted Honderich Canadees filosoof

Ted Honderich filòsof britànic

Ted Honderich filósofo británico

Ted Honderich kanadisch-britischer Philosoph

혼드리치, 테드 1933-

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English (485)

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After the terrorConservatismPunishment : the supposed justifications revisitedHow free are you? : the determinism problemThe philosophers : introducing great western thinkersA theory of determinism : the mind, neuroscience, and life-hopesMorality and objectivity : a tribute to J.L. MackieOn consciousness