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Beck, Lewis White

Overview
Works: 104 works in 581 publications in 5 languages and 15,215 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Essays  Introductions  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, Creator, Other, Compiler, Honoree, Contributor, Dedicatee
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 )

76 editions published between 1960 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,677 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 )

25 editions published between 1969 and 1999 in English and held by 1,215 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 1,118 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
On history by Immanuel Kant( Book )

24 editions published between 1957 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 1,010 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in the philosophy of Kant by Lewis White Beck( Book )

23 editions published between 1964 and 1981 in English and held by 994 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six secular philosophers by Lewis White Beck( Book )

28 editions published between 1960 and 2017 in English and Japanese and held by 981 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-seven tales of Native Americans from nine geographic regions of North America
Eighteenth-century philosophy by Lewis White Beck( Book )

23 editions published between 1965 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

20 editions published between 1975 and 1998 in English and held by 841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

30 editions published between 1952 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kant studies today by Lewis White Beck( Book )

10 editions published in 1969 in 3 languages and held by 789 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 762 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 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prolegomena to any future metaphysic by Immanuel Kant( Book )

14 editions published between 1950 and 1997 in English and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Kant is the central figure of modern philosophy. He sought to rebuild philosophy from the ground up, and he succeeded in permanently changing its problems and methods. This new, revised edition of the Prolegomena, which is the best introduction to the theoretical side of his philosophy, presents his thought clearly by paying careful attention to his original language. Also included are selections from the Critique of Pure Reason, which fill out and explicate some of Kant's central arguments (including famous sections of the Schematism and Analogies), and in which Kant himself explains his special terminology. The first reviews of the Critique, to which Kant responded in the Prolegomena, are included in this revised edition. The volume is completed by a historical and philosophical introduction, explanatory notes, a chronology and a guide to further reading."--Jacket
Kant's theory of knowledge : selected papers from the third International Kant Congress by Lewis White Beck( Book )

19 editions published in 1974 in English and German and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Third International Kant Congress met in Rochester, New York, March 30 to April 4, 1970. The Proceedings, published by D. Reidel Publishing Company in 1972, contained 76 complete papers and 30 ab­ stracts in three languages. Since this large volume covered many phases of Kant's philosophy from a wide variety of standpoints, it is unlikely that the entire contents of it will be of interest to anyone philosopher. I have therefore selected from that volume the 20 papers that seem to me to be most likely to be of interest to English-speaking philosophers who are, to use a fairly vague description, in the 'analytical tradition'. The topics treated here are those which are most relevant to current philosoph­ ical debate in the theory of knowledge, philosophy of mind, and the philosophy of science. The division of papers under the seven principal topics, however, is in some respects a little arbitrary. I hope this little volume, published 250 years after Kant's birth, will show philosophers who are not already convinced that Kant is one of the most contemporary of the great philosophers of the past. I believe that the efforts of the authors of the papers will show that there can be genuine Kantian contributions towards the solution of problems that have fre­ quently been handled in opposition to, or obliviousness of, the eighteenth­ century philosopher who did more than anyone else to formulate the problems which still worry philosophers in the analytic tradition
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 in 1972 in 3 languages and held by 402 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 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kant's legacy : essays in honor of Lewis White Beck( )

9 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 360 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
Kant Selections by Immanuel Kant( Book )

7 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

24 editions published between 1959 and 1997 in English and held by 187 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
Essays by Lewis White Beck : five decades as a philosopher by Lewis White Beck( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Early German philosophy : Kant and his predecessorsCritique of practical reasonOn historySix secular philosophersEighteenth-century philosophyThe actor and the spectatorKant's theory of knowledge : selected papers from the third International Kant CongressKant's legacy : essays in honor of Lewis White Beck
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 (394)

German (21)

Japanese (4)

Chinese (2)

Dutch (1)