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Yolton, John W.

Overview
Works: 121 works in 769 publications in 4 languages and 18,768 library holdings
Genres: History  Dictionaries  Essays  Biography  Portraits  Software 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Contributor, Honoree, Commentator
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( )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 1,967 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
Perceptual acquaintance : from Descartes to Reid by John W Yolton( )

27 editions published between 1980 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perceptual Acquaintance was first published in 1984. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. Philosophers, wrote Thomas Reid in 1785, ""all suppose that we perceive not external objects immediately, and that the immediate objects of perception are only certain shadows of the external objects."" To Reid, a founding father of the common-sense school of philosophy, John Locke's ""way of ideas"" threatened to supplant, in human knowledge, the world
The two intellectual worlds of John Locke : man, person, and spirits in the essay by John W Yolton( )

11 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,107 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."--Jacket
The Blackwell companion to the Enlightenment by John W Yolton( Book )

28 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 1,039 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 )

30 editions published between 1960 and 2010 in English and held by 994 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Locke, an introduction by John W Yolton( Book )

18 editions published between 1985 and 1999 in English and Italian and held by 966 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 )

39 editions published between 1952 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

21 editions published between 1970 and 2010 in English and held by 882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Essay Concerning Human Understanding is John Locke's most important work, and through this selective commentary, first published in 1970, Professor Yolton concentrates our attention on the more interesting and controversial of the doctrines in it. His method of interpretation is to ask very specific questions of the text in order to test the propriety of the philosophical labels traditionally applied to Locke, an approach which he believes yields surprising results. He looks afresh at the various discussions of essence, perception, scientific method, ethics and meaning, and argues that throughout his epistemology Locke is more concerned with problems of description and analysis than with those of justification. This historical perspective is extended by the discussion of issues in the Essay, which retain an independent and philosophical interest
Some thoughts concerning education by John Locke( Book )

29 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book, one of John Locke's major works, is primarily about moral education - its role in creating a responsible adult and the importance of virtue as a transmitter of culture. However, Locke's detailed and comprehensive guide also ranges over such practical topics as the effectiveness of physical punishment, how best to teach foreign languages, table manners, and varieties of crying. This critical edition is based on the third edition (1695), with variants from the first five editions, from the Harvard University Library and the British Library drafts, and from Locke's correspondence to Edward Clarke and his wife
Thinking matter : materialism in eighteenth-century Britain by John W Yolton( Book )

29 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The philosophical canon in the 17th and 18th centuries : essays in honour of John W. Yolton( )

8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 696 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 )

12 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yolton explains that the new theory postulated two interactive relations between perceivers and the physical world, one physical and causal, the other cognitive. An understanding of this double relation is important for an accurate construction of the history of philosophy. It is also important for contemporary thought because it suggests a way to account for representation (cognitivity) and realism at the same time
An essay concerning human understanding by John Locke( Book )

93 editions published between 1947 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains Book 1,"Of Innate Notions" and Book 2, "Of Ideas."
Locke and French materialism by John W Yolton( Book )

18 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 624 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
A Locke dictionary by John W Yolton( Book )

14 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theory of knowledge by John W Yolton( Book )

24 editions published between 1945 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Metaphysical analysis by John W Yolton( Book )

25 editions published between 1967 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Locke reader : selections from the works of John Locke : with a general introd. and commentary by John Locke( Book )

10 editions published between 1977 and 2010 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The philosophy of science of A.S. Eddington by John W Yolton( Book )

17 editions published in 1960 in English and French and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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John Locke & education by John W Yolton( Book )

7 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Realism and appearances : an essay in ontology
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Perceptual acquaintance : from Descartes to ReidThe two intellectual worlds of John Locke : man, person, and spirits in the essayThe 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 EssaySome thoughts concerning educationThe philosophical canon in the 17th and 18th centuries : essays in honour of John W. Yolton
Alternative Names
John William Yolton storico della filosofia statunitense

John Yolton US-amerikanischer Philosophiehistoriker

Yolton, J. W. 1921-

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

Yolton, John

Yolton, John 1921-

Yolton, John (John William), 1921-

Yolton, John Professor für Philosophie 1921-

Yolton, John W. Professor für Philosophie 1921-

Yolton , John William

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