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Urmson, J. O.

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Works: 101 works in 685 publications in 6 languages and 15,620 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Encyclopedias  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Terms and phrases  Biography‡vDictionaries 
Roles: Editor, Translator, Compiler, Other
Classifications: B430.A5, 171.3
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The concise encyclopedia of Western philosophy and philosophers by J. O Urmson ( Book )
123 editions published between 1960 and 2005 in English and German and held by 3,842 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."--BOOK JACKET
The Nicomachean ethics by Aristotle ( )
20 editions published between 1925 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,878 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Happiness, then, is the best, noblest, and most pleasant thing in the world.' In the Nicomachean Ethics Aristotle's guiding question is: what is the best thing for a human being? His answer is happiness, but he means, not something we feel, but rather a specially good kind of life. Happiness is made up of activities in which we use the best human capacities, both ones that contribute to our flourishing as members of a community, and ones that allow us to engage in god-like contemplation. Contemporary ethical writings on the role and importance ofthe moral virtues such as courage and justice have drawn inspiration from this work, which also contains important discussions on responsibility for actions, on the nature of practical reasoning, and on friendship and its role in the best life. This new edition retains and lightly revises David Ross's justly admired translation. It also includes a valuable introduction to this seminal work, and notes designed to elucidate Aristotle's arguments"--Provided by publisher
Philosophical analysis; its development between the two World Wars by J. O Urmson ( Book )
65 editions published between 1956 and 1978 in English and held by 1,511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Philosophical papers by J. L Austin ( Book )
62 editions published between 1961 and 2007 in English and held by 1,458 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 )
98 editions published between 1962 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 983 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 )
21 editions published between 1982 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Inleiding tot leven en werk van de Britse filosoof (1685-1753)
The emotive theory of ethics by J. O Urmson ( Book )
14 editions published between 1968 and 1971 in English and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Aristotle's ethics by J. O Urmson ( Book )
18 editions published between 1988 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On Aristotle's Physics 5-8 by John Philoponus ( Book )
12 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On Aristotle's On the soul 1.1-2.4 by Simplicius ( Book )
16 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 465 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 )
11 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On Aristotle's Physics 5 by Simplicius ( Book )
14 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 414 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
On Theophrastus on sense-perception by Priscianus ( Book )
7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On Aristotle's Physics 4.1-5, 10-14 by Simplicius ( Book )
13 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Simplicius commentary on the chapters concerning place and time in Aristotle's Physics, Book Four
Human agency : language, duty, and value : philosophical essays in honor of J.O. Urmson by Jonathan Dancy ( Book )
6 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 290 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 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On Aristotle's "Physics 3" by Simplicius ( Book )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Simplicius by J. O Urmson ( )
4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 77 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
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 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Āmuson, J. O.
Āmuson, J. O. 1915-2012
Opie Urmson, James 1915-2012
Urmson
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
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English (523)
Spanish (3)
Italian (2)
Greek, Ancient (2)
German (1)
Dutch (1)
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