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Yolton, John W.

Overview
Works: 109 works in 697 publications in 5 languages and 17,128 library holdings
Genres: History  Dictionaries  Biography  Essays  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Portraits 
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
The Blackwell companion to the Enlightenment by John W Yolton( Book )

26 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 1,024 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 )

40 editions published between 1960 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,014 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Locke, an introduction by John W Yolton( Book )

20 editions published between 1969 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 991 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 )

47 editions published between 1956 and 2000 in English and held by 958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

19 editions published between 1970 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some thoughts concerning education by John Locke( Book )

28 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 774 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 )

26 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An essay concerning human understanding by John Locke( Book )

106 editions published between 1947 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains Book 1,"Of Innate Notions" and Book 2, "Of Ideas."
Perception & reality : a history from Descartes to Kant by John W Yolton( Book )

13 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 643 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 )

20 editions published between 1945 and 1970 in English and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

25 editions published between 1980 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Locke dictionary by John W Yolton( Book )

13 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Metaphysical analysis by John W Yolton( Book )

24 editions published between 1967 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

18 editions published between 1977 and 2010 in English and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 501 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
Locke and French materialism by John W Yolton( Book )

15 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 472 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
John Locke & education by John W Yolton( Book )

5 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

15 editions published in 1960 in English and French and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En 1956, l' Academie Internationale de Philosophie des Sciences couronnait, a Bruxeiles, 1'etude de M. Yolton, intitulee The Phi losophy o/Science 0/ Arthur S. Eddington, etude dont le present ouvrage est la reprise. Pourquoi la personne, 1'oeuvre et les idees de l'illustre physicien anglais avaient-elles ete designees a l'atten tion des candidats a ce Prix? Quels enseignements l'Academie Internationale de Philosophie des Sciences en attendait-eile? N'esperait-elle pas que le rapport de la recherche philosophique a la recherche scientifique pourrait en etre eclaire? M. Yolton offre a l'un des membres de son jury l'occasion de s'en expliquer a cet endroit. Je m'en vais donc le faire pour ce qui me concerne personnellement, conformement aux vues que je defends moi-meme depuis assez longtemps. La vision du monde et de l'homme, du philosophe et celle du savant s'accordent-elles ou s'opposent-elles? Pour ma part, je ne mets pas en doute qu'il existe entre la science et la philosophie une relation qu'il importe de mettre en evidence, mais j'insiste en meme temps sur le fait que cette relation est ambivalente. A la fois, elles les unit, elle les separe. Elle les fait tour a tour se rapprocher et s'eloigner 1'une de l'autre. La science et la philoso phie sont necessaires l'une a 1'autre, mais cette necessite est par fois ceile de leur alliance et parfois celle de leur antagonisme
Realism and appearances : an essay in ontology by John W Yolton( Book )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 378 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 philosophical canon in the 17th and 18th centuries : essays in honour of John W. Yolton( Book )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

His account also touches on Berkeley's philosophy. And it is both Locke and Berkeley, and their conceptions of common sense, that is the subject of Genevieve Brykman's paper. The two philosophers feature in M.A. Stewart's examination of "abstract ideas," which he also applies to Hume. Arthur Wainwright explores the connection between reason and revelation in some early eighteenth-century writers, and John Stephens gives us insight into the teaching of philosophy in the early eighteenth-century at Cambridge. John P. Wright engages in a debate with Yolton's account of Hume's theory of perception and links it with a discussion of Descartes's theory. In the last essay Shadia B. Drury attacks the postmodernist crude representation of the Enlightenment. Her objective is one which Yolton would surely endorse
 
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The Blackwell companion to the Enlightenment
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 William

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John 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 educationAn essay concerning human understandingPerception & reality : a history from Descartes to KantPerceptual acquaintance : from Descartes to ReidThe Locke reader : selections from the works of John Locke : with a general introd. and commentary