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Beck, Lewis White

Overview
Works: 118 works in 561 publications in 4 languages and 15,244 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Essays  Introductions  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Creator, Author of introduction, Other, Honoree, Contributor, Dedicatee, Compiler
Classifications: B2766.E6, 193
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Most widely held works about Lewis White Beck
 
Most widely held works by Lewis White Beck
A commentary on Kant's Critique of Practical Reason by Lewis White Beck( Book )

58 editions published between 1960 and 1996 in English and Japanese and held by 1,568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Critique is the only writing in which Kant weaves his thoughts on practical reason into a unified argument. Lewis White Beck offers a classic examination of this argument and expertly places it in the context of Kant's philosophy and of the moral philosophy of the eighteenth century
Early German philosophy : Kant and his predecessors by Lewis White Beck( Book )

24 editions published between 1969 and 1999 in English and held by 1,234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critique of practical reason by Immanuel Kant( Book )

22 editions published between 1788 and 1999 in English and German and held by 1,134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kant's 1788 follow-up to his epochal Critique of Pure Reason analyzes the practical aspects of reason, which is concerned with will, or self-determination. He argues that the freedom of the will becomes the practical necessity of determining how one shall lead one's life, with the fundamental principle of morality being the "categorical imperative" stating that one should be obligated to act so that any moral action could be made into a universal law binding all mankind
Studies in the philosophy of Kant by Lewis White Beck( Book )

21 editions published between 1964 and 1981 in English and held by 1,011 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On history by Immanuel Kant( Book )

23 editions published between 1957 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 1,009 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eighteenth-century philosophy by Lewis White Beck( Book )

23 editions published between 1965 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Six secular philosophers by Lewis White Beck( Book )

14 editions published between 1960 and 1966 in English and held by 876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The actor and the spectator by Lewis White Beck( Book )

10 editions published between 1975 and 1996 in English and held by 817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kant studies today by Lewis White Beck( Book )

10 editions published in 1969 in 3 languages and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on Kant and Hume by Lewis White Beck( Book )

15 editions published between 1978 and 2007 in English and held by 761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three of the papers included here have not previously appeared in English, and five have not been published at all
Critique of practical reason and other writings in moral philosophy by Immanuel Kant( Book )

15 editions published between 1949 and 1976 in English and German and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prolegomena to any future metaphysic by Immanuel Kant( Book )

13 editions published between 1950 and 1997 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophic inquiry; an introduction to philosophy by Lewis White Beck( Book )

19 editions published between 1952 and 1966 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophic inquiry : an introduction to philosophy by Lewis White Beck( Book )

10 editions published between 1952 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proceedings of the third International Kant Congress. Held at the University of Rochester, March 30-April 4, 1970 by Lewis White Beck( Book )

24 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in 4 languages and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Third International Kant Congress met at the University of Rochester from March 30 through April 4, 1970. Over two hundred students of Kant's philosophy from Europe, Africa, and North and South America attended. The Congress was organized by a Committee consisting of Gottfried Martin of the University of Bonn and myself as co-chairmen, and the following members: Professors Ingeborg Heidemann (Bonn), Gerhard Funke (Mainz), Edmond Ortigues (Rennes), Stephan Korner (Bristol), W.H. Walsh (Edinburgh), George A. Schrader, Jr. (Yale), and John R. Silber (University of Texas). Generous financial support for the Congress was provided by Mr. Kilian J. Schmitt of Rochester. One hundred and eight papers were presented in six plenary and twenty two concurrent sessions. Chairmen of programs, in addition to members of the Committee, were: Professors John E. Atwell, Douglas P. Dryer, A.R.C. Duncan, Stanley G. French, Klaus Hartmann, Robert L. Hol mes, Peter Jones, George L. Kline, Peter Krausser, Robert G. Miller, John D. McFarland, Fritz-Joachim von Rintelen, Charles M. Sherover, Ernst Konrad Specht, Dietrich Schulz, Giorgio Tonelli, Robert Tredwell, Kurt Weinberg, James B. Wilbur, and Arnulf Zweig
Kant's theory of knowledge : selected papers from the third International Kant Congress by Lewis White Beck( Book )

17 editions published in 1974 in English and German and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kant's Latin writings : translations, commentaries, and notes by Immanuel Kant( Book )

14 editions published between 1985 and 1996 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kant : selections by Immanuel Kant( Book )

5 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foundations of the metaphysics of morals, and What is enlightenment? by Immanuel Kant( Book )

26 editions published between 1949 and 1997 in English and German and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Foundations is for the general reader who possesses 'common rational knowledge of morality' but lacks a philosophical theory of it"--Translator's introduction
Kant's legacy : essays in honor of Lewis White Beck( Book )

9 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The late Lewis White Beck, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Rochester, was one of the world's leading Kant scholars. Beck considered the most significant element of Kant's rich, complex, and controversial legacy to be the ultimate philosophical question: "What is Man?" Kant's answer that humans are creators is ambiguous. On the one hand, it dignifies humans by elevating them above blind mechanical forces of nature. But it also imposes difficult burdens, including the task of providing a unitary worldview and an immanently grounded system of values and norms. The contributors to this volume, under Beck's influence, concur that this theme is of central importance for the proper understanding and evaluation of Kant's legacy. The papers address issues concerning creativity in all aspects of human experience from knowledge of the external world to self-knowledge, from moral to religious dilemmas, from judgments of taste to the art of living with a constant awareness of the limitations as well as the possibilities of such creativity
 
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Eighteenth-century philosophy
Alternative Names
Beck, L.

Beck, Lewis W.

Beck, Lewis W. 1913-1997

Lewis White Beck American philosopher

Lewis White Beck Amerikaans filosoof (1913-1997)

Lewis White Beck filósofo estadounidense

White Beck, Lewis 1913-1997

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Languages
English (356)

German (8)

Japanese (2)

Dutch (1)

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Early German philosophy : Kant and his predecessorsCritique of practical reasonOn historyEighteenth-century philosophyKant's theory of knowledge : selected papers from the third International Kant CongressKant : selectionsFoundations of the metaphysics of morals, and What is enlightenment?Kant's legacy : essays in honor of Lewis White Beck