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Yolton, John W.

Overview
Works: 108 works in 717 publications in 5 languages and 16,916 library holdings
Genres: History  Dictionaries  Bibliography  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Contributor, Commentator
Classifications: B1297, 192
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Most widely held works by John W Yolton
The Blackwell companion to the Enlightenment by John W Yolton( Book )

27 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 1,030 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 )

41 editions published between 1968 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,019 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Locke, an introduction by John W Yolton( Book )

22 editions published between 1969 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 993 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 )

48 editions published between 1952 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 960 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

20 editions published between 1970 and 2010 in English and held by 878 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 782 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 )

29 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perception & reality : a history from Descartes to Kant by John W Yolton( Book )

13 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 647 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
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 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 )

20 editions published between 1945 and 1970 in English and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

19 editions published between 1977 and 2010 in English and held by 550 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 548 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 503 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 494 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
An essay concerning human understanding by John Locke( Book )

65 editions published between 1961 and 1974 in 3 languages and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Locke & education by John W Yolton( Book )

5 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

16 editions published in 1960 in 3 languages and held by 400 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 )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 390 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
 
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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 educationPerception & 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 commentaryThe two intellectual worlds of John Locke : man, person, and spirits in the essay