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McKeon, Richard (Richard Peter) 1900-1985

Works: 154 works in 609 publications in 5 languages and 15,122 library holdings
Genres: History  Bibliography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Controversial literature 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, Other, Contributor, Correspondent
Classifications: B407, 888.5
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The basic works of Aristotle by Aristotle( Book )

44 editions published between 1914 and 2008 in English and held by 3,231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the pervading influence of this eminent Greek philosopher through a collection of his major works
Thought, action, and passion by Richard McKeon( Book )

28 editions published between 1954 and 1974 in English and held by 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Democracy in a world of tensions by Unesco( Book )

36 editions published between 1951 and 1969 in English and French and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edicts by Aśoka( Book )

30 editions published between 1958 and 1978 in 3 languages and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Asoka, the remarkable Indian ruler of third century B.C., who not only renounced the warlike policies of his early career but actually made a public proclamation of his errors, left a record of his teachings which he hoped would endure forever. It was inscribed on stone, not as a monument to himself but as a record of moral law. "The Edicts of Asoka," writes Richard McKeon in his Foreword, "form part of a large body of literature, drawn from all cultures, which seeks power not in domination of men or accumulation of possessions but in conquest of self, in understanding of others, and in conquest of self, in understanding of others, and in contemplation of truths within the scope of reason and goods within the scope of action ... The classics of this literature may take on a new importance and a new power in the world today."--Back cover
The philosophy of Spinoza : the unity of his thought by Richard McKeon( Book )

30 editions published between 1928 and 1987 in English and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The freedom to read: perspective and program by Richard McKeon( Book )

16 editions published between 1957 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recommendations for a series of studies which seem important for the further exploration of the subject, published for the National Book Committee
Rhetoric : essays in invention and discovery by Richard McKeon( Book )

8 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays of Richard McKeon have long circulated piecemeal among scholars who see him as the leading twentieth-century philosopher and historian of rhetoric. This volume brings together McKeon's seminal works in rhetoric and philosophy, and vividly demonstrates the basis for this extraordinary reputation
Sic et non : a critical edition by Peter Abelard( Book )

29 editions published between 1975 and 1977 in Latin and English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Perhaps his most important contribution to philosophy and theology is the method which he developed in his "Sic et Non" (Yea and Nay), a method germinally contained in the teaching of his predecessors, and afterwards brought to more definite form by Alexander of Hales and St. Thomas Aquinas. It consisted in placing before the student the reasons pro and contra, on the principle that truth is to be attained only by a dialectical discussion of apparently contradictory arguments and authorities." Turner, W. (1907). Peter Abelard. In The Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. Retrieved May 18, 2010 from New Advent:
Freedom and history and other essays : an introduction to the thought of Richard McKeon by Richard McKeon( Book )

6 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Freedom and history : the semantics of philosophical controversies and ideological conflicts by Richard McKeon( Book )

13 editions published in 1952 in English and Undetermined and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On knowing--the natural sciences by Richard McKeon( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When teaching introductory courses at the University of Chicago, Richard McKeon would often comment that "any problem pushed far enough is philosophic". His point was that philosophizing is not just the technical province of academic professionals but an important aspect of all thoughtful undertakings. The present volume explores the consequences of this idea in the disciplines of the natural sciences, with particular focus on physics. It is based on McKeon's lectures and his expositions of texts during discussions and presents a uniquely detailed record of his educational practice. Focusing on understanding recurring issues in the disciplines and fundamental assumptions present in arguments about those issues, it provides an introduction to philosophy as McKeon conceived of it. This book grew out of the first of a series of three courses McKeon invented and taught at Chicago in the 1950s and 1960s. The lectures and discussions included are based on transcriptions of a collection of tape recordings made by an unknown individual or individuals in 1963. The discussions are based on five classic texts in Physics: Plato's "Timaeus," Aristotle's "Physics," Galileo Galilei's "Dialogues Concerning Two New Sciences," Henry Crew and Alfonso de Salvio's "Newton's Philosophy of Nature: Selections from his Writings," and J. Clerk Maxwell's "Matter and Motion." (Jrh)
Selected writings of Richard McKeon by Richard McKeon( Book )

in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science and civilization by University of Wisconsin( Book )

9 editions published between 1949 and 1966 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sic et non : a critical edition by Peter Abelard( Book )

2 editions published in 1976 in Latin and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le Pouvoir by Paris Institut international de philosophie politique( Book )

18 editions published between 1956 and 1957 in 3 languages and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections from medieval philosophers by Richard McKeon( Book )

24 editions published between 1929 and 2011 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contents: Saint Augustine. Boethius. John Scotus Eriugena. Saint Anselm. Peter Lombard. Peter Abailard. Robert Grosseteste. The Pseudo-Grosseteste. Albert the Great
Le Pouvoir( Book )

5 editions published in 1956 in French and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gli studi umanistici nel mondo attuale by Richard McKeon( Book )

4 editions published in 1971 in Italian and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The philosophy of Aristotle by Richard McKeon( Book )

5 editions published between 1940 and 1951 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The basic works of Aristotle
Alternative Names
MacKeon, Richard.

MacKeon, Richard 1900-1985

MacKeon, Richard P. 1900-1985

MacKeon, Richard Peter.

MacKeon, Richard Peter 1900-1985

Mc Keon, Richard.

Mc Keon, Richard 1900-1985

Mc Keon, Richard Peter.

Mc Keon, Richard Peter 1900-1985

McKeon, R.

McKeon, R. 1900-1985

McKeon, R. (Richard), 1900-1985

McKeon, Richard.

McKeon, Richard 1900-1985

McKeon, Richard P.

McKeon, Richard P. 1900-1985

McKeon, Richard P. (Richard Peter), 1900-1985

McKeon, Richard Peter.

McKeon, Richard Peter 1900-

McKeon, Richard Peter 1900-1985

Richard McKeon American philosopher


English (282)

French (24)

Latin (21)

Italian (4)

German (1)

EdictsRhetoric : essays in invention and discoverySic et non : a critical editionFreedom and history and other essays : an introduction to the thought of Richard McKeonOn knowing--the natural sciencesSelected writings of Richard McKeonRichard McKeon : a study