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Urmson, J. O.

Works: 112 works in 868 publications in 8 languages and 16,633 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Encyclopedias  Terms and phrases  Biography  Biography‡vDictionaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, Compiler, Author of introduction, edc, ed, Director, 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 )

142 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This fully revised third edition of this classic Concise Encyclopedia brings it completely up to date. Featuring lively and engaging entries by some of the leading philosophers of our age, it is a readable reference work and engaging introduction
Philosophical analysis : its development between the two World Wars by J. O Urmson( Book )

87 editions published between 1956 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophical papers by J. L Austin( Book )

78 editions published between 1961 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 1,452 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This text collects all Austin's published articles plus a new one, ch. 13, hitherto unpublished.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 )

151 editions published between 1962 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Assembles the twentieth-century philosopher's ideas and conclusions regarding issues and problems pertaining to word usage
Berkeley by J. O Urmson( Book )

30 editions published between 1982 and 2003 in 5 languages and held by 967 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inleiding tot leven en werk van de Britse filosoof (1685-1753)
The Nicomachean ethics by Aristotle( Book )

18 editions published between 1925 and 1998 in English and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nicomachean Ethics (sometimes spelled "Nichomachean"), or Ta Ethika, is a work by Aristotle on virtue and moral character which plays a prominent role in defining Aristotelian ethics. It consists of ten books based on notes from his lectures at the Lyceum and were either edited by or dedicated to Aristotle's son, Nicomachus. Nicomachean Ethics focuses on the importance of habitually behaving virtuously and developing a virtuous character. Aristotle emphasized the importance of context to ethical behavior, and the ability of the virtuous person to recognize the best course of action. A
The emotive theory of ethics by J. O Urmson( Book )

22 editions published between 1968 and 1971 in English and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

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

Table of Contents<br>Preface.<br>References.<br>Introduction.<br>1. The Ideal Life: a Preliminary Discussion.<br>2. Excellence of Character.<br>3. Action and its Motives.<br>4. Responsibility and Choice.<br>5. Particular Excellences of Character.<br>6. The Excellences of Intelligence.<br>7. Strength and Weakness of Will.<br>8. Pleasure.<br>9. Social Relationships.<br>10. Eudaemonia.<br>Further Reading.<br>Index
The concise encyclopedia of western philosophy( Book )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 370 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
On Aristotle's On the soul 1.1-2.4 by Simplicius( Book )

24 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simplicius' On Aristotle's "On the Soul 1.1-2.4" is a major source for late Neoplatonist theories of thought and sense perception and offers considerable insight into an important area of Aristotelian philosophy. The present volume is the only English translation of the commentary and affords its readers the opportunity to consider the question of its disputed authorship. While most scholars attribute authorship of On Aristotle's "On the Soul 1.1-2.4" to Simplicius, some have judged it to be the work of Priscian, or of another philosopher. The commentary discusses the first half of On the Soul, which comprises Aristotle's survey of his predecessors' views, as well as his own account of the nature of the soul
Corollaries on place and time by Simplicius( Book )

20 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 344 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 4.1-5, 10-14 by Simplicius( Book )

16 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Urmson's translation serves as a companion to his earlier translation of the Corollaries on Place and Time, in which Simplicius sets forth his own views as distinct from those of Aristotle. A major sourcebook for the interpretation of Aristotle, this volume will be welcomed by scholars and students in the fields of classics, ancient philosophy, ancient history, and medieval studies
On Aristotle's Physics 5 by Simplicius( Book )

18 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 313 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
Human agency : language, duty, and value : philosophical essays in honor of J.O. Urmson by Jonathan Dancy( Book )

10 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Greek philosophical vocabulary by J. O Urmson( Book )

13 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 280 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
On Theophrastus on sense-perception by Priscianus( Book )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 280 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
On Aristotle's "Physics 3" by Simplicius( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The British empiricists by John Dunn( Book )

10 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Paul Lettinck has restored a lost text of Philoponus by translating it for the first time from Arabic (only limited fragments have survived in the original Greek). The text, recovered from annotations in an Arabic translation of Aristotle, is an abridging paraphrase of Philoponus' commentary on Physics Books 5-7, with two final comments on Book 8. The Simplicius text, which consists of his comments on Aristotle's treatment of the void in chapters 6-9 of Book 4 of the Physics, comes from Simplicius' huge commentary on Book 4. Simplicius' comments on Aristotle's treatment of place and time have been translated by J.O. Urmson in two earlier volumes of this series."--Bloomsbury Publishing
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Āmuson, J. O.

Āmuson, J. O. 1915-2012

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

J. O. Urmson filósofo británico

J. O. アルムソン

James O. Urmson englischer Philosoph

James Opie Urmson

James Opie Urmson philosophe britannique

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

Urmson, Jim 1915-2012

Urmson Jim Opie

Urmson, John Opie

ג'יי. או ארמסן פילוסוף בריטי

アームソン, J. O.

Philosophical papersHow to do things with wordsThe Nicomachean ethicsAristotle's ethicsThe concise encyclopedia of western philosophyOn Aristotle's On the soul 1.1-2.4On Aristotle's Physics 5The Greek philosophical vocabulary