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Urmson, J. O.

Works: 92 works in 739 publications in 8 languages and 16,298 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Encyclopedias  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference proceedings  Biography  Terms and phrases  Biography‡vDictionaries  Commentaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, Compiler, ed
Classifications: B430.A5, 171.3
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Most widely held works about J. O Urmson
Most widely held works by J. O Urmson
The concise encyclopedia of Western philosophy and philosophers by J. O Urmson( Book )

127 editions published between 1960 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 2,666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This fully revised third edition of this classic Concise Encyclopedia brings it completely up-to-date. Featuring lively and engaging entries by some of the leading philosophers of our age, it is a readable reference work and engaging introduction
Philosophical analysis; its development between the two World Wars by J. O Urmson( Book )

82 editions published between 1956 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 1,553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophical papers by J. L Austin( Book )

71 editions published between 1961 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 1,398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text collects all Austin's published articles plus a new one, ch. 13, hitherto unpublished. The analysis of the ordinary language to clarify philosophical questions is the common element. Topics covered include the nature of knowledge, the doctrine of 'speech acts', 'correspondence theory' and the meaning of 'pretending'
How to do things with words by J. L Austin( Book )

125 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,040 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work sets out Austin's conclusions in the field to which he directed his main efforts for at least the last ten years of his life. Starting from an exhaustive examination of his already well-known distinction between performative utterances and statements, Austin here finally abandons that distinction, replacing it with a more general theory of 'illocutionary forces' of utterances which has important bearings on a wide variety of philosophical problems
Berkeley by J. O Urmson( Book )

25 editions published between 1982 and 2003 in 5 languages and held by 954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inleiding tot leven en werk van de Britse filosoof (1685-1753)
Nicomachean ethics by Aristotle( Book )

19 editions published between 1925 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new translation, by Roger Crisp, follows the Greek text closely and also provides a non-Greek-reader with something of the flavour of the original."--Jacket
The emotive theory of ethics by J. O Urmson( Book )

17 editions published between 1968 and 1971 in English and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aristotle's ethics by J. O Urmson( Book )

20 editions published between 1988 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Aristotle's Nichomachean Ethics is his most widely studied work, for much of what he has to say is still important for today's debate on the problems of ethics. In this new book, David Bostock presents a critical introduction to this great classic of moral philosophy, guiding the reader through explanations and evaluations of all the main themes of Aristotle's work." "This texts' arguments are summarized, analysed, and assessed succinctly. Each chapter ends with suggestions for further reading on the themes and ideas discussed within the chapter, and the book concludes with an evaluation of the Ethics as a whole. Bostock provides the ideal companion to study of this great work, helping the reader to engage with its ideas and arguments as living philosophy."--Jacket
The concise encyclopedia of western philosophy by Jonathan Re( Book )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ever since its first appearance in 1960, this Concise Encyclopedia has been recognised as a classic, providing not only a guide to philosophy at its best, but some remarkable samples of it too. This new edition builds on the strengths of the first and brings it completely up to date, with entries on newly emerging philosophers and on themes as diverse as aesthetics, 'African philosophy', gender, translation and philosophy of mind. The Concise Encyclopedia offers a lively, readable, comprehensive and authoritative treatment of Western philosophy as a whole, incorporating articles by many leading philosophical authors. It serves not only as a convenient reference work, but also as an engaging introduction to philosophy."--Jacket
On Aristotle's Physics 5-8 by John Philoponus( Book )

16 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume makes available for the first time in English key commentaries on Aristotle's Physics by Philoponus and Simplicius, rival Neoplatonists of the sixth century A.D." "Paul Lettinck has restored a lost commentary by Philoponus - which has survived in the Greek only in fragments - by translating it from annotations to an Arabic translation of Physics. The annotations presented here paraphrase Philoponus' commentary on Physics, Books 5-7, and include as well two excerpts from the annotations on Book 8. Among the most interesting features of the text are Philoponus' arguments against infinite time, his comments on the divisibility of changing bodies and of motion, and his treatment of Zeno's paradox of the stadium." "Translated from the Greek by J.O. Urmson, Simplicius' commentary focuses on Aristotle's views on the existence of the void as they emerge in chapters 6-9 of Physics, Book 4. Simplicius addresses some objections to Aristotle by later philosophers, particularly by Philoponus and by the Epicureans and the Stoics. There are three crucial points in Simplicius' argument: his reply to Stoics who had attacked Aristotle's reservations about extracosmic void, his response to Aristotle in defense of the idea of motion through void, and his belief that Aristotle does not sufficiently recognize that the ground for the natural motion of bodies, whether in a void or not, is internal. Peter Lautner has provided an introduction and notes to the translation."--BOOK JACKET
On Aristotle's On the soul 1.1-2.4 by Simplicius( Book )

20 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simplicius' On Aristotle's "On the Soul 1.1-2.4" is a major source for late Neoplatonist theories of thought and sense perception and offers considerable insight into an important area of Aristotelian philosophy. The present volume is the only English translation of the commentary and affords its readers the opportunity to consider the question of its disputed authorship. While most scholars attribute authorship of On Aristotle's "On the Soul 1.1-2.4" to Simplicius, some have judged it to be the work of Priscian, or of another philosopher. The commentary discusses the first half of On the Soul, which comprises Aristotle's survey of his predecessors' views, as well as his own account of the nature of the soul
Corollaries on place and time by Simplicius( Book )

15 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Is there such a thing as three-dimensional space? Is space inert or dynamic? Is the division of time into past, present and future real? Does the whole of time exist all at once? Does it progress smoothly or by discontinuous leaps? Simplicius surveys ideas about place and time from the preceding thousand years of Greek Philosophy and reveals the extraordinary ingenuity of the late Neoplatonist theories, which he regards as marking a substantial advance on all previous ideas."--Bloomsbury Publishing
On Aristotle's Physics 4.1-5, 10-14 by Simplicius( Book )

14 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simplicius commentary on the chapters concerning place and time in Aristotle's Physics, Book Four
On Aristotle's Physics 5 by Simplicius( Book )

18 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Simplicius, the greatest surviving ancient authority on Aristotle's Physics, lived in the sixth century A.D. He produced detailed commentaries on several of Aristotle's works. Those on the Physics, which alone come to over 1,300 pages in the original Greek, preserve a centuries-old tradition of ancient scholarship on Aristotle. In Physics Book 5 Aristotle lays down some of the principles of his dynamics and theory of change. What does not count as a change: change of relation? the flux of time? There is no change of change, yet acceleration is recognised. Aristotle defines 'continuous', 'contact', and 'next', and uses these definitions in discussing when we can claim that the same change or event is still going on."--Publisher description
Human agency : language, duty, and value : philosophical essays in honor of J.O. Urmson by Jonathan Dancy( Book )

7 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Greek philosophical vocabulary by J. O Urmson( Book )

12 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On Theophrastus on sense-perception by Priscian( Book )

7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On Aristotle's "Physics 3" by Simplicius( Book )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The British empiricists by John Dunn( Book )

9 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The objects of the five senses by J. O Urmson( Book )

6 editions published between 1968 and 1970 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Āmuson, J. O.

Āmuson, J. O. 1915-2012

James O. Urmson englischer Philosoph

James Opie Urmson

Opie Urmson, James 1915-2012


Urmson, J. O.

Urmson, J. O. 1915-2012

Urmson, James 1915-2012

Urmson, James O.

Urmson, James Opie

Urmson, James Opie 1915-

Urmson, James Opie 1915-2012

Urmson, Jim 1915-2012

Urmson Jim Opie

アームソン, J. O

Philosophical papersHow to do things with wordsNicomachean ethicsAristotle's ethicsThe concise encyclopedia of western philosophyOn Aristotle's On the soul 1.1-2.4On Aristotle's Physics 5The Greek philosophical vocabulary