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Urmson, J. O.

Works: 89 works in 813 publications in 8 languages and 16,495 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Encyclopedias  Records and correspondence  Terms and phrases  Biography  Biography‡vDictionaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, Compiler, ed, edc, Contributor
Classifications: B41, 192
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Most widely held works by J. O Urmson
The concise encyclopedia of Western philosophy and philosophers by J. O Urmson( Book )

151 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 3,004 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ever since its first appearance in 1960, this Concise Encyclopedia has been recognised as a classic, providing not only a guide to philosophy at its best, but some remarkable samples of it too. This new edition builds on the strengths of the first and brings it completely up to date, with entries on newly emerging philosophers and on themes as diverse as aesthetics, 'African philosophy', gender, translation and philosophy of mind. The Concise Encyclopedia offers a lively, readable, comprehensive and authoritative treatment of Western philosophy as a whole, incorporating articles by many leading philosophical authors. It serves not only as a convenient reference work, but also as an engaging introduction to philosophy."--Jacket
Philosophical papers by J. L Austin( Book )

73 editions published between 1961 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 1,437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text collects all Austin's published articles plus a new one, ch. 13, hitherto unpublished. The analysis of the ordinary language to clarify philosophical questions is the common element. Topics covered include the nature of knowledge, the doctrine of 'speech acts', 'correspondence theory' and the meaning of 'pretending'
How to do things with words by J. L Austin( Book )

141 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,085 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work sets out Austin's conclusions in the field to which he directed his main efforts for at least the last ten years of his life. Starting from an exhaustive examination of his already well-known distinction between performative utterances and statements, Austin here finally abandons that distinction, replacing it with a more general theory of 'illocutionary forces' of utterances which has important bearings on a wide variety of philosophical problems
Berkeley by J. O Urmson( Book )

27 editions published between 1982 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inleiding tot leven en werk van de Britse filosoof (1685-1753)
The emotive theory of ethics by J. O Urmson( Book )

21 editions published between 1968 and 1971 in English and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aristotle's ethics by J. O Urmson( Book )

26 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On Aristotle's Physics 5-8 by John Philoponus( Book )

26 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume makes available for the first time in English key commentaries on Aristotle's Physics by Philoponus and Simplicius, rival Neoplatonists of the sixth century A.D." "Paul Lettinck has restored a lost commentary by Philoponus - which has survived in the Greek only in fragments - by translating it from annotations to an Arabic translation of Physics. The annotations presented here paraphrase Philoponus' commentary on Physics, Books 5-7, and include as well two excerpts from the annotations on Book 8. Among the most interesting features of the text are Philoponus' arguments against infinite time, his comments on the divisibility of changing bodies and of motion, and his treatment of Zeno's paradox of the stadium." "Translated from the Greek by J.O. Urmson, Simplicius' commentary focuses on Aristotle's views on the existence of the void as they emerge in chapters 6-9 of Physics, Book 4. Simplicius addresses some objections to Aristotle by later philosophers, particularly by Philoponus and by the Epicureans and the Stoics. There are three crucial points in Simplicius' argument: his reply to Stoics who had attacked Aristotle's reservations about extracosmic void, his response to Aristotle in defense of the idea of motion through void, and his belief that Aristotle does not sufficiently recognize that the ground for the natural motion of bodies, whether in a void or not, is internal. Peter Lautner has provided an introduction and notes to the translation."--BOOK JACKET
Corollaries on place and time by Simplicius( Book )

21 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Is there such a thing as three-dimensional space? Is space inert or dynamic? Is the division of time into past, present and future real? Does the whole of time exist all at once? Does it progress smoothly or by discontinuous leaps? Simplicius surveys ideas about place and time from the preceding thousand years of Greek Philosophy and reveals the extraordinary ingenuity of the late Neoplatonist theories, which he regards as marking a substantial advance on all previous ideas."--Bloomsbury Publishing
On Aristotle's Physics 5 by Simplicius( Book )

21 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Simplicius, the greatest surviving ancient authority on Aristotle's Physics, lived in the sixth century A.D. He produced detailed commentaries on several of Aristotle's works. Those on the Physics, which alone come to over 1,300 pages in the original Greek, preserve a centuries-old tradition of ancient scholarship on Aristotle. In Physics Book 5 Aristotle lays down some of the principles of his dynamics and theory of change. What does not count as a change: change of relation? the flux of time? There is no change of change, yet acceleration is recognised. Aristotle defines 'continuous', 'contact', and 'next', and uses these definitions in discussing when we can claim that the same change or event is still going on."--Publisher description
On Theophrastus on sense-perception by Priscianus( Book )

15 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Simplicius and Priscian were two of the seven Neoplatonists who left Athens when the Christian Emperor Justinian closed the paganschool there in A.D. 529. The commentaries ascribed to them on works on sense-perception, one by Aristotle and one by his successor Theophrastus, are translated here in this single volume. Both commentaries give a highly Neoplatonic reading to their Aristotelian subjects and tell us much about late Neoplatonist psychology. This volume is also designed to enable readers to assess a recent major controversy: it has been argued by Carlos Steel and Fernand Bossier that the commentary ascribed to Simplicius is in fact by Priscian, and their article, hitherto only available in Dutch, is here published in revised form and in English for the first time. This book therefore contains all the evidence necessary for readers to judge this intriguing question for themselves."--Bloomsbury Publishing
The Greek philosophical vocabulary by J. O Urmson( Book )

13 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The British empiricists by John Dunn( Book )

9 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The objects of the five senses by J. O Urmson( Book )

5 editions published between 1968 and 1970 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nicomachean ethics by Aristoteles( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Originally published in 1940, this book contains an expanded English translation of Books 8 and 9 of Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics. These two books are devoted to a discussion on the nature of friendship and the role it played in Greek life, and Percival supplies an introduction with a background to the subject of ancient friendship prior to Aristotle's formulation. This book will be of value to anyone with and interest in ancient friendship or the philosophy of Aristotle." from back cover
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Āmuson, J. O.

Āmuson, J. O. 1915-2012

J. O. Urmson Brits filosoof (1915-2012)

J. O. アルムソン

James O. Urmson englischer Philosoph

James Opie Urmson

Opie Urmson, James 1915-2012

Urmson, J. O.

Urmson, J. O. 1915-2012

Urmson, J. O. (James Opie)

Urmson, James 1915-2012

Urmson, James O.

Urmson, James Opie

Urmson, James Opie 1915-

Urmson, James Opie 1915-2012

Urmson, Jim 1915-2012

Urmson Jim Opie

アームソン, J. O.

Philosophical papersHow to do things with wordsAristotle's ethicsOn Aristotle's Physics 5On Theophrastus on sense-perceptionThe Greek philosophical vocabularyThe British empiricistsNicomachean ethics