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Nielsen, Kai 1926-

Overview
Works: 67 works in 339 publications in 5 languages and 13,561 library holdings
Genres: Introductions  Controversial literature 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: BL51, 200.1
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Most widely held works by Kai Nielsen
Ethics without God by Kai Nielsen( Book )

17 editions published between 1973 and 1993 in English and Polish and held by 1,163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contrary to the claim of many defenders of religion, the author argues that morality cannot be based on religion. If anything, the opposite is partly true, for nothing can be God unless he or it is worthy of worship, and it is our own moral judgment which decided such worth. Men can and do have purposes in a godless world. What we need to ask is whether there is any good sociological or psychological evidence to show that people will despair, lose their sense of identity and purpose, if they are not followers of Christ
Equality and liberty : a defense of radical egalitarianism by Kai Nielsen( Book )

14 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and Italian and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophy & political action; essays edited for the New York Group of the Society for Philosophy and Public Affairs by Virginia Held( Book )

22 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary critiques of religion by Kai Nielsen( Book )

13 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to the philosophy of religion by Kai Nielsen( Book )

15 editions published between 1982 and 2002 in English and Greek, Modern and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophy & Atheism : in defense of atheism by Kai Nielsen( Book )

7 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scepticism by Kai Nielsen( Book )

11 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the demise of the tradition : Rorty, critical theory, and the fate of philosophy by Kai Nielsen( Book )

10 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marxism and the moral point of view : morality, ideology, and historical materialism by Kai Nielsen( Book )

10 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Does God exist? : the debate between theists & atheists by James Porter Moreland( Book )

8 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a lively debate, which includes questions from the audience, Christian philosopher and ethicist J.P. Moreland and Kai Nielsen, one of today's best-known atheist philosophers, go head to head on the fundamental issues and questions that have shaped individual lives, races, and nations throughout history
On transforming philosophy : a metaphilosophical inquiry by Kai Nielsen( Book )

6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since Rorty, the crisis of method and interests in philosophy has been at the forefront of metaphilosophy. In this book, Kai Nielsen, one of the most prominent critics of philosophy-as-usual, examines critically the most important claims made on behalf of philosophy. After rejecting as chimerical the ambitious claims of traditional, especially foundational, epistemology and metaphysics, he presents the case for a more modest view of what philosophy can accomplish. Nielsen insists that philosophy must be devoted to actual problems of real people in everyday life. Influenced substantively by Dewey and more methodologically by Rawls, he carves out a defensible terrain for philosophy to inhabit - a terrain cleared of the more extravagant but implausible claims made by traditional philosophy
Reason and practice; a modern introduction to philosophy by Kai Nielsen( Book )

4 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why be moral? by Kai Nielsen( Book )

7 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science, morality & feminist theory( Book )

8 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New essays on John Stuart Mill and utilitarianism( Book )

4 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the relevance of metaethics : new essays on metaethics( Book )

11 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rethinking nationalism( Book )

12 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyzing Marxism, new essays on analytical Marxism( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Méta-philosophie : reconstructing philosophy? : new essays on metaphilosophy( Book )

10 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and Multiple languages and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

God and the grounding of morality by Kai Nielsen( Book )

9 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These essays make a single central claim: that human beings can still make sense of their lives and still have a humane morality, even if their worldview is utterly secular and even if they have lost the last vestige of belief in God. "Even in a self-consciously Godless world life can be fully meaningful," Nielsen contends
 
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Philosophy & Atheism : in defense of atheism
Alternative Names
Kai Nielsen Canadees filosoof

Kai Nielsen Canadian philosopher

Nielsen, Kai E

Nielsen, Kai Edward

Nielsen, Kai Edward, 1926-

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Philosophy & Atheism : in defense of atheismDoes God exist? : the debate between theists & atheistsWhy be moral?On the relevance of metaethics : new essays on metaethicsRethinking nationalismGod and the grounding of morality