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Yolton, John W.

Overview
Works: 89 works in 580 publications in 3 languages and 16,516 library holdings
Genres: History  Dictionaries  Bibliography  Portraits  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Compiler, Honoree
Classifications: B1290, 121
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Most widely held works by John W Yolton
Realism and appearances an essay in ontology by John W Yolton( )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 1,457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book addresses one of the fundamental topics in philosophy: the relation between appearance and reality. John W. Yolton draws on a combination of historical and contemporary material, ranging from the early modern period to present-day debates, to examine this central philosophical preoccupation, which he presents in terms of distinctions between phenomena and causes, causes and meaning, and persons and man. He explores in detail how Locke, Berkeley and Hume talk of appearances and their relation to reality, and offers illuminating connections and comparisons with the work of contemporary philosophers such as Paul Churchland and John McDowell. He concludes by offering his own proposal for a "realism of appearance," which incorporates elements of both Humean and Kantian thinking. His study will be of interest to a wide range of readers in the history of philosophy, the history of ideas, and contemporary philosophy of mind, epistemology and metaphysics."--Jacket
The Blackwell companion to the Enlightenment by John W Yolton( Book )

23 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 1,016 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Companion focuses on the international intellectual movement of the Enlightenment, and the individuals who shaped it. A number of substantial essays survey the main topics of dictionaries, encyclopedias, art, music and theatre, while central philosophical concepts such as human nature are also examined. Specialized topics receive short definitions and there are several hundred biographies
John Locke: problems and perspectives; a collection of new essays by John W Yolton( Book )

33 editions published between 1960 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 995 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Locke, an introduction by John W Yolton( Book )

6 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie over leven en werk van de Engelse wijsgeer en opvoedkundige (1632-1704)
John Locke and the way of ideas by John W Yolton( Book )

40 editions published between 1956 and 2000 in English and held by 939 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Locke and the compass of human understanding; a selective commentary on the Essay by John W Yolton( Book )

16 editions published between 1970 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 862 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perceptual acquaintance : from Descartes to Reid by John W Yolton( Book )

22 editions published between 1980 and 1984 in English and held by 857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some thoughts concerning education by John Locke( Book )

23 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Standaardwerk van de Engelse filosoof (1632-1704), geschreven in de periode 1692-1693
Thinking matter : materialism in eighteenth-century Britain by John W Yolton( Book )

23 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An essay concerning human understanding by John Locke( Book )

94 editions published between 1947 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains Book 1,"Of Innate Notions" and Book 2, "Of Ideas."
The philosophical canon in the 17th and 18th centuries essays in honor of John W. Yolton( )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays by distinguished and well known scholars working in the history of philosophy and intellectual history, illustrates many of John Yolton's central interests. The contributors represent the four countries with which John Yolton has been most closely associated: Canada, France, Great Britain and the United States. Francois Duchesneau begins with a topic to which Yolton has made a special contribution, Locke and the idea of thinking matter. The epistemological dimension which he gives to this topic is one taken up in Richard Popkin's analysis of scepticism and reason in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and it is the place of scepticism in Locke's thought that G.A.J. Rogers discusses in his paper. In his account of the recovery of Locke's library, Peter Laslett tells a story that every scholar would be well advised to mark and read with pleasure. Michael Ayers examines Locke's understanding of Laws of Nature and their implications
Perception & reality : a history from Descartes to Kant by John W Yolton( Book )

11 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1984, John W. Yolton published Perceptual Acquaintance from Descartes to Reid. His most recent book builds on that seminal work and greatly extends its relevance to issues in current philosophical debate. Perception and Reality examines the theories of perception implicit in the work of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century philosophers which centered on the question: How is knowledge of the body possible? That question raises issues of mind-body relation, the way that mentality links with physicality, and the nature of the known world. In contrast to commonsense realism, which suggests that the world is as it appears to be, a more complex theory developed throughout this period. Yolton traces its evolution from Descartes to Kant, via Arnauld, Malebranche, Locke, Berkeley, and Hume
Theory of knowledge by John W Yolton( Book )

17 editions published between 1945 and 1970 in English and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Locke dictionary by John W Yolton( Book )

10 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Locke and French materialism by John W Yolton( Book )

15 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Locke's 'Essay Concerning Human Understanding' provoked a debate between materialists and immaterialists in England which spread to the continent. This book looks at the effect that his work had on French materialism and compares ideas of the 'philosophes' with those of English philosophers
Metaphysical analysis by John W Yolton( Book )

16 editions published between 1967 and 1996 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The two intellectual worlds of John Locke : man, person, and spirits in the essay by John W Yolton( Book )

8 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Using his intimate knowledge of John Locke's writings, John W. Yolton shows that Locke comprehends "human understanding" as a subset of a larger understanding of other intelligent Beings-angels, spirits, and an omniscient God." "Yolton's book opens with an attempt to sort out several important terms basic to Locke's account of identity: man, self, person, and soul. A number of rarely examined components of Locke's thought emerge: the nature of man, the nature of a human being, and the place of man in the universe among the other creatures." "The Two Intellectual Worlds of John Locke also includes Yolton's exploration of Locke's commitment to immaterial principles for understanding the world; his obsession with happiness; the dialectical tensions between man, person, and soul; several interesting conjectures about spirits; and the notion of natural philosophy that includes speculation about spirits as well as bodies."--BOOK JACKET
The Locke reader : selections from the works of John Locke : with a general introd. and commentary by John Locke( Book )

12 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Locke, a reference guide by Jean S Yolton( Book )

14 editions published between 1969 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Locke & education by John W Yolton( Book )

5 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Yolton, J. W. 1921-

Yolton, J. W. (John William), 1921-

Yolton, John

Yolton, John 1921-

Yolton, John (John William), 1921-

Yolton , John William

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The Blackwell companion to the EnlightenmentJohn Locke: problems and perspectives; a collection of new essaysJohn Locke and the way of ideasLocke and the compass of human understanding; a selective commentary on the EssayPerceptual acquaintance : from Descartes to ReidSome thoughts concerning educationAn essay concerning human understandingThe philosophical canon in the 17th and 18th centuries essays in honor of John W. Yolton