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Munz, Peter 1921-2006

Overview
Works: 36 works in 251 publications in 4 languages and 8,068 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction
Classifications: DC70, 944.01
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Peter Munz
Frederick Barbarossa; a study in medieval politics by Peter Munz( Book )

22 editions published in 1969 in 3 languages and held by 1,124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life in the age of Charlemagne by Peter Munz( Book )

13 editions published between 1969 and 1971 in English and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the golden bough breaks : structuralism or typology? by Peter Munz( Book )

21 editions published between 1973 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The shapes of time : a new look at the philosophy of history by Peter Munz( Book )

15 editions published between 1977 and 1992 in English and Danish and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The place of Hooker in the history of thought by Peter Munz( Book )

20 editions published between 1952 and 1982 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our knowledge of the growth of knowledge : Popper or Wittgenstein? by Peter Munz( Book )

15 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Munz, a former student of both Popper and Wittgenstein, begins his comparison of the two great twentieth-century philosophers, by explaining that since the demise of positivism there have emerged, broadly speaking, two philosophical options: Wittgenstein, with the absolute relativism of his theory that meaning is a function of language games and that social configurations are determinants of knowledge; and Popper's evolutionary epistemology - conscious knowledge is a special case of the relationship which exists between all living beings and their environments. Professor Munz e
Relationship and solitude by Peter Munz( Book )

18 editions published between 1964 and 1989 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophical Darwinism : on the origin of knowledge by means of natural selection by Peter Munz( Book )

20 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines knowledge in the light of biology and in particular Darwin's theory of natural selection. Munz argues that the acquisition of knowledge is continuous right from the protozoa to the most advanced scientific theories
Problems of religious knowledge by Peter Munz( Book )

6 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond Wittgenstein's poker : new light on Popper and Wittgenstein by Peter Munz( Book )

9 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Karl Popper and Ludwig Wittgenstein were two of the greatest philosophers of the 20th century. The account of their one and only meeting at Cambridge in 1946 has become legendary for the aggressive disagreement between the two men. Peter Munz, an eye witness to the great dispute, is the only person in the world to have been a student of both Popper and Wittgenstein. Here he describes their philosophical relationship as he experienced it." "Munz argues that the later Wittgenstein and Popper ought to be seen as complementing one another. Popper believed that when truth is discovered meaning will take care of itself. However, since, in Popper's view, we can never verify a general proposition, we can never be certain of its truth. There must therefore be a way of understanding what it means even though we cannot be sure of its truth. The post-Tractatus Wittgenstein enables us to see how propositions are meaningful regardless of whether we can ascertain their truth and thus fills a gap in Popper's philosophy." "At the same time, Popper was able to make up a deficiency in Wittgenstein's later philosophy. While Wittgenstein had had it that meaningful propositions can be generated in any social order, Popper showed that if propositions are to be true as well as have meaning, the socio-political order in which they are put forward, has to be free and open." "Popper and Wittgenstein were barking up the same tree. Though they had much to learn from each other, their personalities stood in the way. Munz imaginatively reconstructs a dialogue to show how the conversation ought to have gone on that famous evening at the Moral Sciences Club in Cambridge in 1946 and then sets out in detail the philosophy that would result from a synthesis of these two men."--Jacket
Critique of impure reason : an essay on neurons, somatic markers, and consciousness by Peter Munz( Book )

9 editions published in 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume exposes neuroscience and cognitive science to philosophical analysis and proposes that we think of our conscious states of mind as a composite phenomenon consisting of three layers: neuronal events, somatic markers, and explicit consciousness. While physics and chemistry can and have been successfully employed to describe the causal relation between the first two layers, the further step to articulate consciousness is purely interpretative and points to the preponderant importance of language. Munz uses literary examples to shift our understanding of the mind away from computational models and to show how eloquence about our states of mind is manufactured rather than caused
The origin of the Carolingian Empire by Peter Munz( Book )

22 editions published between 1960 and 1961 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Feel of truth : essays in New Zealand and Pacific history( Book )

4 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boso's life of Alexander III by Boso( Book )

9 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sinnlichkeit in Bild und Klang : Festschrift fur Paul Hoffmann zum 70. Geburstag( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in German and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The concept of the Middle Ages as a sociological category; an inaugural address delivered on 15 April 1969 by Peter Munz( Book )

4 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The certainty of doubt : tributes to Peter Munz( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Essays ... written by Peter Munz's friends and colleagues to celebrate his 75th birthday ... themes ... [include] history, the philosophy of history, the philosophy of science and the problems of knowledge ... reflect[ing] ... Munz's intellectual interests and achievements"--Back cover
The Carolingian empire by Heinrich Fichtenau( Book )

10 editions published between 1957 and 1995 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book deals with the heyday of Frankish rule in Europe, but it does not claim to be a complete history of that rule. Its precise object is to render an account of the attempt to give an inner unity and solidity to the newly founded Frankish state. The prospects for the success of this attempt depended on two things: the formation of a class of officials to make centralized government possible; and the force of an idea, the idea of the Christian Empire, to justify the exercise of power." [Preface]
The Feel of truth : essays in New Zealand and Pacific history ; presented to F.L.W. Wood and J.C. Beaglehole on the occasion of their retirement by Peter Munz( Book )

4 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reflections on the theory of the revolution in France by Peter Munz( Book )

3 editions published between 1972 and 1974 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Philosophical Darwinism : on the origin of knowledge by means of natural selection
Alternative Names
Munz, Peter, 1921-

Peter Munz Duits filosoof (1921-2006)

Peter Munz neuseeländischer Historiker

Peter Munz New Zealand academic

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Languages
English (218)

Spanish (3)

German (2)

Danish (1)

Covers
Philosophical Darwinism : on the origin of knowledge by means of natural selectionBeyond Wittgenstein's poker : new light on Popper and WittgensteinCritique of impure reason : an essay on neurons, somatic markers, and consciousnessThe Carolingian empire