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Jarvie, I. C. (Ian Charles) 1937-

Works: 127 works in 697 publications in 7 languages and 14,396 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Guidebooks  Motion pictures 
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Most widely held works about I. C Jarvie
Most widely held works by I. C Jarvie
Popper's Open society after fifty years : the continuing relevance of Karl Popper by I. C Jarvie( )

29 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 1,971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presenting a survey of the reception and influence of Karl Popper's masterpiece "The Open Society and its Enemies", this work looks at the 50 years since its publication in 1945, as well as applying some of its principles to the context of modern Eastern Europe. This volume contains papers by many of Popper's contemporaries and friends, including such luminaries as Ernst Gombrich, in his paper "The Open Society and its Enemies: Remembering its Publication Fifty Years Ago"
Philosophy of the film : epistemology, ontology, aesthetics by I. C Jarvie( )

28 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 1,372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the overlap between film and philosophy in three distinct ways: epistemological issues in film-making and viewing; aesthetic theory and film; and film as a medium of philosophical expression
A critical rationalist aesthetics by Joseph Agassi( )

13 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is a first attempt to cover the whole area of aesthetics from the point of view of critical rationalism. It takes up and expands upon the more narrowly focused work of E.H. Gombrich, Sheldon Richmond, and Raphael Sassower and Louis Ciccotello. The authors integrate the arts into the scientific world view and acknowledge that there is an aesthetic aspect to anything whatsoever. They pay close attention to the social situatedness of the arts. Their aesthetics treats art as emerging from craft in the form of luxurious and playful challenge to the audience. In developing it they place emphasis on the number of questions and claims that can be settled by appeal to empirical facts; on the historical character of aesthetic judgements; and on the connection of aesthetic truth to true love and true friendship, i.e. fidelity and integrity, not to informative truth."--Jacket
The revolution in anthropology by I. C Jarvie( Book )

71 editions published between 1964 and 2010 in English and held by 901 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"I.C. Jarvie's The Revolution in Anthropology is a controversial critique of the aims and methods of social anthropology in the light of Sir Karl Popper's anti-inductivist views of scientific discovery. Dr. Jarvie applies his own models to one of the most fascinating problems in social anthropology: the Melanesian cargo cults. In the process, he shows how his own brand of 'situational logic' can explain previously problematic aspects of human behavior."--Back cover
Movies as social criticism : aspects of their social psychology by I. C Jarvie( Book )

10 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Movies and society by I. C Jarvie( Book )

15 editions published between 1970 and 1986 in English and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explores the sociological implications of the type of feature films produced in Hollywood. The origins, growth, and economic structure of the film industry are studied with the methodology of social science. The sociological implications of the personal roles projected by film stars and the "world view" implicit in Hollywood motion pictures are delineated. Also examined are the film audience and the sociological influences of films upon audiences. Cinema genres--the western, spy, musical, and gangster films--are explored as embodiments of cultural myth. A discussion and validation of the sociological approach to film criticism and remarks elaborating upon film as a medium for the communication of values conclude the book. (Ch)
Children and the movies : media influence and the Payne Fund controversy by Garth Jowett( Book )

12 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Children and the Movies: Media Influence and the Payne Fund Controversy analyzes the first and most comprehensive investigation of the influence of movies on American youth, the Payne Fund Studies. First published in 1933, these studies are important for their insights and conclusions regarding the effects of movies on behavior. They are, moreover, a landmark of modern social science research, demonstrating the rapid evolution of this discipline in American academic institutions over the first three decades of the century. Based on newly discovered primary sources, whose contents are published here for the first time, this volume also reproduces a long-missing Payne Fund study
Concepts and society by I. C Jarvie( Book )

24 editions published between 1972 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The main concern of Dr Jarvie's book is the relation of belief to action. He argues that people act in society because of beliefs, because of 'the way they see things'. There is the world of physical and social conditioning - where fixed roles, tropisms, adaptations seem to operate; there is the world of mind - where action, alternatively, seems to originate; but then there is Karl Popper's 'third world' - where dwell the objects of thought (ideals, theories, beliefs, values) which 'directly affect how people act, and thus affect the way the world is'. Reform, change, improvement, modification, all proceed from the competitive interaction between our private beliefs about the world, and their 'third world' brothers. Jarvie contends that the struggle of privately held beliefs to realize themselves in the world through the actions of their believers is a fundamental force behind social change
Towards a sociology of the cinema: a comparative essay on the structure and functioning of a major entertainment industry by I. C Jarvie( Book )

56 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For students of the film and sociologists
Rationality and relativism : in search of a philosophy and history of anthropology by I. C Jarvie( Book )

22 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pt. 1. Rationality -- pt. 2. Relativism -- pt. 3. Rationality and relativism
Transition to modernity : essays on power, wealth, and belief by John A Hall( Book )

17 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This set of essays is concerned with the explanation of large scale social change. Concentration is on the social stagnation characteristic of agrarian circumstances, the conditions for exit from that world and the varied social orders that inhabit, sometimes precariously, the modern world community. The distinguished contributors, from archaeology, anthropology, sociology, economic history and philosophy, have all been stimulated by the work of Ernest Gellner, and the essays are in dialogue with his view of our social condition
Thinking about society : theory and practice by I. C Jarvie( Book )

15 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I.C. Jarvie was trained as a social anthropologist in the center of British social anthropology - the London School of Economics, where Bronislaw Malinowski was the object of ancestor worship. Jarvie's doctorate was in philosophy, however, under the guidance of Karl Popper and John Watkins. He changed his department not as a defector but as a rebel, attempting to exorcize the ancestral spirit. He criticized the method of participant obser vation not as useless but as not comprehensive: it is neither necessary nor sufficient for the making of certain contributions to anthropology; rather, it all depends on the problem-situation. And so Jarvie remained an anthro pologist at heart, who, in addition to some studies in rather conventional anthropological or sociological molds, also studied the tribe of social scien tists, but also critically examining their problems - especially their overall, rather philosophical problems, but not always so: a few of the studies in cluded in this volume exemplify his work on specific issues, whether of technology, or architecture, or nationalism in the academy, or moviemaking, or even movies exhibiting excessive sex and violence. These studies attract his attention both on account of their own merit and on account of their need for new and powerful research tools, such as those which he has forged in his own intellectual workshop over the last two decades
Hong Kong: a society in transition by I. C Jarvie( Book )

9 editions published between 1968 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hollywood's overseas campaign : the North Atlantic movie trade, 1920-1950 by I. C Jarvie( Book )

14 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The national sentiments used to justify resistance to Hollywood imports are shown to be essentially disingenuous, in that they were motivated by special-interest groups who felt their power threatened by U.S. movies or considered themselves entitled to some of the profits. The efforts of various Canadian and British interest groups to limit film imports and foster domestic production failed because of lack of capital, mismanaged propaganda campaigns, and audience resistance. Indeed, as Ian Jarvie argues, Hollywood's ability to exploit their weaknesses derived, to a great extent, from its mastery of supply, distribution, and the coherent orchestration of the component parts of the industry through the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America
The story of social anthropology; the quest to understand human society by I. C Jarvie( Book )

11 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critical rationalism : essays for Joseph Agassi by I. C Jarvie( Book )

39 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and Esperanto and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An outstanding feature of this book is the broad range of the contributors, drawn from Europe, the Middle East and North America, testifying both to the range of Professor Agassi's interests and the geographical spread of his influence. Most contributors use Agassi's ideas as a springboard to engage in debate on issues, or offer a contribution in an area that interests him. In this volume contributors consider such questions as Agassi's philosophy of education, in practice as well as in theory; the impact of psychologism in philosophy; the origins of critical rationalism in the Bible; the debates in economics stimulated by the work of Popper and Agassi, and many other topics. Besides the special topics, the reader gains some sense of the fruitfulness of critical rationalism in the hands of Agassi's friends and colleagues
Freedom and rationality : essays in honor of John Watkins from his colleagues and friends by Fred D'Agostino( Book )

14 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

X philosophy when he inaugurated a debate about the principle of methodologi cal individualism, a debate which continues to this day, and which has inspired a literature as great as any in contemporary philosophy. Few collections of material in the general area of philosophy of social science would be considered complete unless they contained at least one of Watkins's many contributions to the discussion of this issue. In 1957 Watkins published the flrst of a series of three papers (1957b, 1958d and 196Oa) in which he tried to codify and rehabilitate metaphysics within the Popperian philosophy, placing it somewhere between the analytic and the empirical. He thus signalled the emergence of an important implica tion of Popper's thought that had not to that point been stressed by Sir Karl himself, and which marked off his followers from the antimetaphysical ideas of the regnant logical positivists. In 1965 years of work in political philosophy and in the history of philosophy in the seventeenth century were brought to fruition in Watkins's widely cited and admired Hobbes's System of Ideas (1965a, second edition 1973d). This book is an important contribution not just to our understanding of Hobbes's political thinking, but, perhaps more importantly, to our understanding of the way in which a system of ideas is constituted and applied. Watkins built on earlier work in developing an account of Hobbes's ideas in which was revealed and clarifled the unity of Hobbes's metaphysical, epistemological and political ideas
Hong Kong: a society in transition; contributions to the study of Hong Kong society by I. C Jarvie( Book )

27 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1998
Functionalism by I. C Jarvie( Book )

12 editions published between 1973 and 1994 in English and Swedish and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rationality : the critical view by Joseph Agassi( Book )

12 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In our papers on the rationality of magic, we distinghuished, for purposes of analysis, three levels of rationality. First and lowest (rationalitYl) the goal directed action of an agent with given aims and circumstances, where among his circumstances we included his knowledge and opinions. On this level the magician's treatment of illness by incantation is as rational as any traditional doctor's blood-letting or any modern one's use of anti-biotics. At the second level (rationalitY2) we add the element of rational thinking or thinking which obeys some set of explicit rules, a level which is not found in magic in general, though it is sometimes given to specific details of magical thinking within the magical thought-system. It was the late Sir Edward E. Evans-Pritchard who observed that when considering magic in detail the magician may be as consistent or critical as anyone else; but when considering magic in general, or any system of thought in general, the magician could not be critical or even comprehend the criticism. Evans-Pritchard went even further: he was sceptical as to whether it could be done in a truly consistent manner: one cannot be critical of one's own system, he thought. On this level (rationalitY2) of discussion we have explained (earlier) why we prefer to wed Evans Pritchard's view of the magician's capacity for piece-meal rationality to Sir James Frazer's view that magic in general is pseudo-rational because it lacks standards of rational thinking
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Popper's Open society after fifty years : the continuing relevance of Karl Popper
Philosophy of the film : epistemology, ontology, aestheticsA critical rationalist aestheticsThe revolution in anthropologyMovies as social criticism : aspects of their social psychologyChildren and the movies : media influence and the Payne Fund controversyTransition to modernity : essays on power, wealth, and beliefThinking about society : theory and practiceHong Kong: a society in transition
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Ian Jarvie British philosopher

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Jarvie, I. C. (Ian Charles), 1937-

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