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Edel, Abraham 1908-2007

Works: 80 works in 437 publications in 4 languages and 8,860 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  History  Abstracts  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Contributor
Classifications: BJ37, 170
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Most widely held works about Abraham Edel
Most widely held works by Abraham Edel
Ethical judgment; the use of science in ethics by Abraham Edel( Book )

43 editions published between 1955 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 994 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aristotle and his philosophy by Abraham Edel( Book )

31 editions published between 1982 and 2018 in English and held by 992 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this stunning act of synthesis, Abraham Edel captures the entire range of Aristotle's thought in a manner that will prove attractive and convincing to a contemporary audience. Many philosophers approach Aristotle with their own, rather than his, questions. Some cast him as a partisan of a contemporary school. Even the neutral approach of classical scholarship often takes for granted questions that reflect our modern ways of dissecting the world. Aristotle and His Philosophy shows him at work in asking and answering questions. Abraham Edel fashions a sound comparative way of using current analysis to deepen our understanding of Aristotle rather than argue with or simply appropriate him. Edel examines how Aristotle's basic ideas operated in his scientific and humanistic works, what they enabled him to do, what they kept him from doing, and what in turn we can learn from his philosophical experimentation. The purpose of this volume is twofold: to provide a comprehensive introduction to Aristotle's thought, and to throw fresh light on its patterned and systematic character. First, tracing the pattern in Aristotle's metaphysical and physical writings, he then explores the psychology, epistemology, ethics and politics, rhetoric and poetics. In the process, Edel discusses the way interpretations of Aristotle are built up and how different philosophical outlooks?Catholic, Hegelian, Marxian, linguistic, naturalistic, and pragmatic?have affected the reading of Aristotelian texts and ideas. The new introduction probes the general problem of interpreting a philosophy, and suggests how working through the different interpretations can contribute to a fuller understanding. This methodological self-consciousness makes Aristotle and His Philosophy markedly different from other studies of Aristotle. Martha C. Nussbaum of Brown University has described Edel as having "philosophical sensitivity and good sense throughout. His scholarship is comprehensive, but handled with grace and clarity.""--Provided by publisher
Method in ethical theory by Abraham Edel( Book )

31 editions published between 1908 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthropology and ethics; the quest for moral understanding by May M Edel( Book )

24 editions published between 1968 and 2017 in English and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book presents the results of an experiment in interdisciplinary collaboration to clarify theories of morality and anthropology and philosophy, showing how each may be enriched by borrowing from the other. Pooling the resources and methods of their respective fields - anthropology and philosophy - May and Abraham Edel examine the wide range of moral differences in the world "to establish 'coordinates' for the more systematic mapping of particular moralities, to explore more explicitly the relations of morality to cultural patterns and social processes, and to see how philosophic issues of ethical theory become refined and reformulated when their cultural content is made manifest.""--Jacket
Science and the structure of ethics by Abraham Edel( Book )

31 editions published between 1939 and 2018 in English and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Initially prepared as part of the Foundations of the Unity of Science volumes under the auspices of the International Encyclopedia of Unified Science, Science and the Structure of Ethics soon took on a life of its own. Well positioned in the naturalistic tradition of ethical theory extending from John Dewey at the start and Richard Rorty at the conclusion of the century, Abraham Edel's volume offers a remarkable synthesis of the ways hi which ethical statements can be examined, and the nature of ethical concerns. Edel reveals a singular capacity to move beyond oracular controversies of the good and the right hi favor of a comparative, analytic, and functional account of how ethical perspectives and practices affect the content of moral discourse. In Edel's work, the structure of ethical behavior is defined by biological, psychological, social, and historical functions. Hence a scientific account of ethics is possible since moral norms are themselves products of an experiential field open to verification procedures common to all other walks of human life. In reviewing the impact of Edel's work hi general, and this volume in particular, Irving Louis Horowitz notes that Edel's naturalistic emphasis fits neatly with a view of ethics as something grounded in human experience rather than mandated from divine assumption: "It is hard for me to imagine a turning back from the hard lessons of the century, any more in ethical theory than in empirical research as such. We owe a central place in our century's intellectual capital to Edel's examination of ethical doctrines in the light of changing circumstances." This is a work certain to enlist the interest of ethicists, sociologists of knowledge, as well as those concerned with issues hi the philosophy of science and religion alike."--Provided by publisher
Contemporary philosophic problems, selected readings by Yervant H Krikorian( Book )

14 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthropology and ethics by May M Edel( Book )

12 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyzing concepts in social science by Abraham Edel( Book )

12 editions published between 1978 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Interpreting education by Abraham Edel( Book )

6 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The theory and practice of philosophy by Abraham Edel( Book )

17 editions published between 1946 and 2017 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There is an historical element throughout philosophy. As Edel notes, this is always in the context of problems, so emphasis will fall on the major objective of reflective analysis of ideas. The major objective of Edel's analysis in "The Theory and Practice of Philosophy" is the fundamental interrelatedness of problems of method, metaphysics, and value. Each part is an integral whole, complete in itself.That philosophy has this central role in human practice indicates that it should be neither discarded nor deified. This is the explicit premise of the book. Students are likely to be faced increasingly with a demand for clarification on the fundamental issues of life and value. The expectation that philosophy will provide ready-made answers to these kinds of questions is as naive as the demand for any panacea, but this task cannot be turned over to any other department of human knowledge or any other branch of social activity.By placing emphasis on the importance of theory in matters of practice, the need for clear and systematic understanding of the world and man within it, and on the constant role of reflection in the management of human affairs, Edel seeks to shed light on the larger questions of philosophy by examining them in a systematic way. The result is a great text and tool for students and teachers that deals directly with the fundamental issues of our civilization
Critique of applied ethics : reflections and recommendations by Abraham Edel( Book )

8 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Morality, philosophy, and practice : historical and contemporary readings and studies by Abraham Edel( Book )

6 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploring fact and value by Abraham Edel( Book )

11 editions published between 1980 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethical theory & social change : the evolution of John Dewey's Ethics, 1908-1932 by Abraham Edel( Book )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dewey's project of comparison in ethics reveals how theory is crystallized in the processes of the growth of knowledge in all fields and the human vicissitudes of history. Ethical Theory and Social Change will be of interest to philosophers, sociologists, and intellectual historians."--Jacket
The struggle for academic democracy : lessons from the 1938 "revolution" in New York's city colleges by Abraham Edel( Book )

5 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book addresses the philosophy of governance in higher education, the nature of governance and some of the forms it may take, the meaning of democracy in university governance, criteria for assessing governance systems, and underlying assumptions about aims and efforts. The book focuses on the colleges and universities in New York City in the 1930s when the staffs of these schools became conscious of problems in governance. It describes the growth of a college teachers' union; a sit-down strike by students; and the controversy, agitation, and organizing that forced the teaching staff into political action. It also identifies the pioneering significance of the "revolution" in democracy and examines the lessons learned by sudden rather than piece-meal reform, by human responses to institutional change, and by the relation of ideas to social movements. The book then moves to the present day to extract the lessons learned from past experience and examines the philosophy of democratic governance by evaluating the variety of claims for participation in terms of the ultimate mission of the university. Finally, the book provides a mode of assessing the different mechanisms in governance, including the competing patterns of top-down management and bottom-up policy formation. Contains an index, chapter notes, and appendixes. (Glr)
Ethics, science, and democracy : the philosophy of Abraham Edel( Book )

5 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science, ideology, and value by Abraham Edel( )

17 editions published in 1979 in English and Multiple languages and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relating humanities and social thought by Abraham Edel( Book )

6 editions published between 1990 and 2017 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the current atmosphere of controversy about modes of interpreting literature, historical influences in science, and subtle ideologies in social theory, Abraham Edel confronts the institutionalized separation of the humanities and the sciences, the segregation of disciplines through structures that rest on entrenched dualisms, and the isolations reenforced by habits of the academy and its struggles over turf. Edel's "search for connections"--Carried out not only theoretically but through a series of particular studies spanning major disciplines from philosophy and social theory to jurisprudence, biography, and cultural anthropology - leads into uncharted waters. He faces the startling conclusion that the clue to answering internal questions characteristically turns out to come from trans-discipline relations. This fourth volume of Edel's Science, Ideology and Value focuses in a Deweyan vein on the functional requirements at the base of the social sciences and humanities alike: discipline structures are subject to change, development, and decay, and even to categorial shifts as well as to readjustments. At the same time, Edel's philosophical nauralism helps diagnose the obstacles to research that stem from imposed dualisms such as theory and practice, subjectivity and objectivity, fact and value, individual and society, as well as social contrasts of elite and mass. Normative structures are to be held responsible to inquiry, and a self-conscious exploratory practice is needed to minimize the risks of arbitrary closures. For those who wish to get beyond sloganeering in the world of education, humane learning, and the social and historical sciences, this book is a must."--Provided by publisher
Aristotle by Abraham Edel( Book )

6 editions published in 1967 in English and French and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In search of the ethical : moral theory in twentieth century America by Abraham Edel( Book )

7 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Critique of applied ethics : reflections and recommendations
Alternative Names
Abraham Edel American philosopher

Abraham Edel Amerikaans filosoof (1908-2007)

Abraham Edel filòsof estatunidenc

Abraham Edel filósofo estadounidense

Abraham Edel filosofo statunitense

Science and the structure of ethicsInterpreting educationThe theory and practice of philosophyCritique of applied ethics : reflections and recommendationsEthical theory & social change : the evolution of John Dewey's Ethics, 1908-1932The struggle for academic democracy : lessons from the 1938 "revolution" in New York's city colleges