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Royal Institute of Philosophy

Works: 183 works in 457 publications in 2 languages and 19,645 library holdings
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Classifications: B1, 100
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Most widely held works by Royal Institute of Philosophy
Philosophy by Royal Institute of Philosophy( )

in English and Polish and held by 1,993 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes section "New books."
Reason and religion by Stuart C Brown( Book )

6 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Think : philosophy for everyone by Royal institute of philosophy (G.B.)( )

in English and held by 853 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Think demonstrates the relevance of philosophy to everyday life and forges a direct link between contemporary philosophy and the widest possible readership. The journal is written in an engaging and straightforward way, but raises fundamental questions about philosophical issues of topical importance. The journal also exposes some of the bad philosophy which often passes as accepted wisdom (e.g. religious, scientific, anthropological, etc). Perhaps most importantly, Think enables philosophers of the next generation to fully engage with the leading philosophers of today. Think is aimed at a very wide audience encompassing undergraduates, schools, colleges and the general public. It is ideal for use by students and teachers following courses in philosophy, religious studies, and critical thinking. It will be of particular interest to students following the Theory of Knowledge course in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme."--Publisher website
Royal Institute of Philosophy supplement by Royal Institute of Philosophy( )

in English and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophy and the natural environment by Royal Institute of Philosophy( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this volume leading international environmental philosophers further the debate about the value of nature, the concept of the environment, and the metaphysical, ethical, social and international implications of these concepts. Philosophers have to some extent neglected the study of nature and the natural environment, and this collection not only provides a long-overdue contribution to that study, but also points to inadequacies of much contemporary ethical and political theory. For environmentalists who are not philosophers, it will stimulate reflection on their own concepts and principles
Philosophy and technology by Royal Institute of Philosophy( Book )

5 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays examines the philosophical and cultural aspects of technology. The issues range widely - from quantum technology to problems of technology and culture in a developing country and contributors approach the issues from a variety of perspectives. The volume includes case-studies, and also more theoretical pieces which consider the fundamental question of whether technology should be perceived as a force for liberation or enslavement. The volume aims to stimulate debate about the relation between technology and philosophy and society in general, and to open a field of enquiry that has been relatively neglected. Written in an accessible style, the contributions are intended equally for philosophers exploring the novel problems arising in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, but also for technologists interested in the philosophical implications of their work
Ethics( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The original contributions to this Royal Institute of Philosophy collection are centrally concerned with ethics, but from a wide variety of perspectives. The essays, written by authors of great distinction, range from the analytic and theoretical to the applied, touching such topical and hotly debated issues as what constitutes morality in political life, the relation between education and ethical standards, and whether morality can indeed be defined. The volume will provide stimulating reading for scholars and students alike
Philosophy, psychology, and psychiatry by A. Phillips Griffiths( Book )

2 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophy of mind as traditionally understood has rarely engaged directly with psychology and psychiatry. This collection establishes the importance of this interdisciplinary approach and explores new directions in the 'philosophy of psychiatry and psychology'. The essays are by a distinguished group of contributors whose interests and expertise embrace the cognitive, biological and medical sciences as well as the social sciences and humanities. The topics are wide ranging and raise fundamental questions such as what establishes personality or personal identity; how should insanity - or sanity - be defined; what is 'consent'? Readers, like the contributors, will come from a wide range of backgrounds, and find the volume suggests new approaches and offers new insights
German philosophy since Kant by Anthony O'Hear( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new collection of essays from the Royal Institute of Philosophy shows the connections and interrelations between the analytic and hermeneutic strains in German philosophy since Kant, partly to challenge the idea that there are two separate, non-communicating traditions. The distinguished contributors include Robert Solomon writing on Nietzsche, Michael Inwood on Heidegger, P.M.S. Hacker on Frege and Wittgenstein, Christopher Janaway on Schopenhauer, Thomas Uebel on Neurath and the Vienna Circle, and Jay Bernstein on Adorno. The collection is rounded off by a paper by Jurgen Habermas specifically on hermeneutic and analytic philosophy.--Publisher description
Time, reality & experience by Royal Institute of Philosophy( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Why does time seem to flow in one direction? Can we influence the past? Is only the present real? Does relativity conflict with our common understanding of time? How does time relate to free will? Could science do away with time? These questions and others about time are among the most puzzling problems in philosophy and science. In this exciting collection of original articles, eminent philosophers propose novel answers to these and other questions. Based on the latest research in philosophy and physics, these essays will be enjoyable to anyone with a speculative turn of mind."
Philosophy and pluralism by Royal Institute of Philosophy( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We inhabit a world of differences - cultural, religious, moral, philosophical. The question that preoccupies the contributors to this volume is whether the fact of difference - plurality - inevitably leads to the conclusion that there cannot be a single truth, even in moral matters. As befits a volume on pluralism, it brings together a wide variety of contributors with different backgrounds and distinctive skills and attitudes. The implications of plurality are examined with regard to religion, morality and philosophy itself, but the essays range widely to consider how we should respond at the social and political levels to the facts of plurality and the claims of the pluralist. No reader will be left in any doubt that the debate about pluralism raises questions that are fundamental not only for philosophical argumentation but for society at large
Philosophers discuss education by Stephen Brown( Book )

7 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophy and the emotions by Royal Institute of Philosophy( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This major volume of original essays maps the place of emotion in human nature, through a discussion of the relation between consciousness and body; by analysing the importance of emotion for human agency by pointing to the ways in which practical rationality may be enhanced, as well as hindered, by emotions; and by exploring questions of value in making sense of emotions at a political, ethical and personal level. Leading researchers in the field reflect on the nature of human feelings, how and why we understand what other people feel, and the way in which our values become involved in specific emotional phenomena, such as guilt, fear, shame, amusement, or love. This collection addresses important questions in the philosophy of mind and comments on the implications of research in biology, cognitive psychology, psychoanalysis, and narrative theory for the philosophical understanding of emotions
Current issues in philosophy of mind by Anthony O'Hear( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary Issues in Philosophy of Mind brings together leading figures in the area from Britain and the US, who lay out their thoughts on key issues in an accessible way
Thought and language by Royal Institute of Philosophy( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The relationship between thought and language has been of central importance to philosophy ever since Plato characterised thinking as 'a dialogue the soul has with itself'. In this volume, several major twentieth-century philosophers of mind and language make further contributions to the debate. Among the questions addressed are: is language conceptually prior to thought, or vice versa? Must thought take place 'in' a medium? To what extent can creatures without language be credited with thoughts? Do we have to suppose that thinking involves the use of concepts? What does it mean to have and deploy a concept? How do recent psychological experiments bear on these issues? Are beliefs, desires, hopes and fears rightly construed as 'attitudes towards propositions'? Should twentieth-century philosophy be conceived of in terms of Michael Dummett's distinction between 'analytical philosophy' and the 'philosophy of thought'?--Publisher description
Philosophy of psychology by Stuart C Brown( Book )

7 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Naturalism, evolution, and mind by Royal Institute of Philosophy( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of original essays covers a wide range of issues in current naturalised philosophy of mind. Particular attention is paid to the ways in which concepts drawn from evolutionary biology might enhance our understanding of the place of mind in the natural world. Issues covered include: the advantages of construing the mind as an adaptation, the naturalisation of intentional and phenomenal content, the evolution of means-end reasoning, rationality and higher-order intentionality, methodological issues in cognitive ethology and evolutionary psychology. Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Philosophy of mind Congresses, Naturalism Congresses
Philosophy and public affairs by Royal Institute of Philosophy( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection of new essays derives from a conference sponsored by the Royal Institute of Philosophy and the Centre of Philosophy and Public Affairs at the University of St Andrews. It brings together a number of prominent academics from the fields of philosophy and political theory along with politicians and social commentators. The subjects covered include liberalism, education, welfare policy, religion, art and culture, and cloning. The mix of contributors and the topicality of the subject matter should further promote a serious engagement between philosophy and public life."--Publisher's description
Verstehen and humane understanding by Anthony O'Hear( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new collection of essays addresses topics that are of crucial importance to the lives of us all. Is there a mode of thinking peculiar to human life and its concerns, which is different from and irreducible to scientific rationality? Is historical understanding different from scientific understanding? Do psychology, religion and aesthetics have their own forms of rationality? Can you be rational about human life without being scientific? The contributors address these and related questions, some focusing on the history of the development of the notion of Verstehen, others examining particular areas of discourse and practice
Preferences and well-being by Royal Institute of Philosophy( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Preferences are often thought to be relevant for well-being: respecting preferences, or satisfying them, contributes in some way to making people's lives go well for them. A crucial assumption that accompanies this conviction is that there is a normative standard that allows us to discriminate between preferences that do, and those that do not, contribute to well-being. The papers collected in this volume, written by moral philosophers and philosophers of economics, explore a number of central issues concerning the formulation of such a normative standard. They examine what a defensible account of how preferences should be formed for them to contribute to well-being should look like; whether preferences are subject to requirements of rationality and what reasons we have to prefer certain things over others; and what the significance is, if any, of preferences that are arational or not conducive to well-being.--Publisher description
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Philosophy and the natural environment
Philosophy and technologyPhilosophy, psychology, and psychiatryGerman philosophy since KantTime, reality & experiencePhilosophy and pluralismPhilosophy and the emotionsCurrent issues in philosophy of mindThought and language
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London (England) Royal Institute of Philosophy

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