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Popkin, Richard H. (Richard Henry) 1923-2005

Overview
Works: 256 works in 1,037 publications in 7 languages and 26,211 library holdings
Genres: History  Introductions  Dictionaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, Honoree, Author of introduction, Publisher, Correspondent
Classifications: B779, 149.73
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Most widely held works about Richard H Popkin
 
Most widely held works by Richard H Popkin
The history of scepticism from Erasmus to Descartes by Richard H Popkin( Book )

67 editions published between 1867 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork
The Columbia history of Western philosophy by Richard H Popkin( Book )

23 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Richard Popkin has assembled sixty-three leading scholars to forge a highly approachable chronological account of the development of Western philosophical traditions. From Plato to Wittgenstein and from Aquinas to Heidegger, this volume provides lively, in-depth, and up-to-date historical analysis of all the key figures, schools, and movements of Western philosophy. 'The Columbia History' significantly broadens the scope of Western philosophy to reveal the influence of Middle Eastern thought, the vital contributions of Jewish and Islamic philosophers, and the role of women within the tradition. Along with a wealth of new scholarship, recently discovered works in 17th and 18th century philosophy are considered,such as previously unpublished works by Locke that inspire a new assessment of the evolution of his ideas. Popkin also emphasizes schools and developments that have been traditional overlooked. Sections on Aristotle and Plato are followed by a detailed presentation on Hellenic philosophy and its influence on the modern developments of materialism and scepticism. A chapter has been dedicated to Jewish and Muslim philosophical development during the Middle Ages, focusing on the critical role of figures such as Averroös and Moses Maimonides in introducing Christian thinkers to classical philosophy. Another chapter considers Renaissance philosophy and its seminal influence on the development of modern humanism and science. Turning to the modern era, contributors consider the importance of the Kabbalah to Spinoza, Leibniz, and Newton and the influence of popular philosophers like Moses Mendelssohn upon the work of Kant. This volume gives equal attention to both sides of the current rift in philosophy between continental and analytic schools, charting the development of each right up to the end of the end of the 20th century. Each chapter includes an introductory essay, and Popkin provides notes that draw connections between the separate articles. The rich bibliographic information and the indexes of names and subjects make the volume a valuable resource...."
Philosophy made simple by Richard H Popkin( Book )

62 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written with authority and scholarship, this lively and comprehensible text includes all the important recent developments in philosophy
The philosophy of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries by Richard H Popkin( Book )

24 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in English and held by 1,058 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1. Amerigo Vespucci -- 2. Desiderius Erasmus -- 3. Martin Luther -- 4. Nicolaus Copernicus -- 5. Johannes Kepler -- 6. Galileo Galilei -- 7. Michel De Montaigne -- 8. Francis Bacon -- 9. Pierre Gassendi -- 10. Rene Descartes -- 11. Thomas Hobbes -- 12. Blaise Pascal -- 13. Baruch Spinoza -- 14. Nicolas Malebranche -- 15. Gottfried Wilhelm Von Leibniz -- 16. Pierre Bayle
The history of scepticism from Erasmus to Spinoza by Richard H Popkin( Book )

33 editions published between 1976 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 946 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La riscoperta di Sesto Empirico e il dilagare dello scetticismo rinascimentale non sono stati una parentesi transitoria nella storia del pensiero o un'effimera moda intellettuale, ma hanno svolto un ruolo cruciale nella storia della filosofia moderna, tanto che essa va considerata come "il prodotto di un interscambio dialettico tra la rivisitazione dello scetticismo greco e gli innumerevoli tentativi di refutarlo o di superarlo". Al centro del libro il pensiero filosofico tra Erasmo e Spinoza: tra gli argomenti scettici del primo nella sua polemica religiosa con Lutero e lo scetticismo religioso del secondo. È il periodo in cui si forma il metodo scientifico moderno, si sa, ma le cose non sono così semplici e lineari come spesso sono state presentate prima di questo studio fondamentale di Richard Popkin: non è sostenibile, per esempio, che l'atteggiamento scientifico nasca da una netta contrapposizione tra la ragione e la fede, né che il fideismo non possa accompagnarsi a posizioni rigorosamente empiriste. Insomma, le radici scettiche del pensiero occidentale sono indiscutibili, bisogna tuttavia seguirne gli insospettabili intrecci, preparandosi a incontrare antiscettici più scettici degli scettici e sostenitori della scienza che però affidano a Dio il criterio di certezza della conoscenza
Historical and critical dictionary : selections by Pierre Bayle( Book )

10 editions published between 1965 and 1991 in English and held by 839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction to philosophy by Avrum Stroll( Book )

21 editions published between 1961 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of scepticism : from Savonarola to Bayle by Richard H Popkin( Book )

23 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Popkin's work has generated innumerable citations and remains a valuable stimulus to current historical research. In this updated version, he has revised and expanded throughout, and has added three new chapters, one on Savonarola, one on Henry More and Ralph Cudworth, and one on Pascal. This is an authoritative treatment of the theme of scepticism and its historical impact
Dialogues concerning natural religion and the posthumous essays, Of the immortality of the soul and Of suicide by David Hume( Book )

21 editions published between 1980 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hume's brilliant and dispassionate essay "Of Miracles" has been added in this expanded edition of his Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion, which also includes "Of the Immortality of the Soul," "Of Suicide," and Richard Popkin's illuminating Introduction
Messianic revolution : radical religious politics to the end of the second millennium by David S Katz( Book )

19 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this study, two historians explore that tradition, showing how the beliefs of many fringe, distressed, disenfranchised, or purely mystical Christians and Jews have been transmitted across a millennium. Professors David Katz and Richard Popkin's Messianic Revolution offers a strong and lucid explanation of why and how this apocalyptic strain found especially fertile ground in the New World, and it throws new light on the many strands of biblical interpretation, both Jewish and Christian, that are woven into this complex history
Skeptical philosophy for everyone by Richard H Popkin( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An outstanding introduction to the problems of philosophy by two eminent philosophers in a lucid, informal, & very accessible discussion of Western thought. Annotation. Casting skepticism in a central role, this history of Western philosophy looks at the efforts of major thinkers seeking to overcome skeptical challenges. The role of skepticism in producing new theoretical positions is explicated, and the influence of contemporary skeptics examined. The relative merits of skeptical claims are also debated. Popkin taught philosophy at Washington University. This lucid, informal, and very accessible discussion of Western thought takes the unique approach of interpreting skepticism -- i.e., doubts about knowledge claims and the criteria for making such claims -- as an important stimulus for the development of philosophy. The authors argue that practically every great thinker from the time of the Greeks to the present has produced theories designed to forestall or refute skepticism: from Plato to Moore and Wittgenstein. The influence of and responses to such 20th-century skeptics such as Russell and Derrida are also discussed critically. Popkin and Stroll review each major theory of philosophy chronologically and then further organize these theories into their respective subject areas: metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, political philosophy, and philosophy of religion. This is an outstanding introduction to the problems of philosophy by two eminent philosophers with a gift for presenting the history of ideas in a very lively and clear style
David Hume: philosophical historian by David Hume( Book )

7 editions published between 1965 and 1966 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The high road to Pyrrhonism by Richard H Popkin( Book )

20 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Millenarianism and messianism in English literature and thought, 1650-1800 : Clark Library lectures, 1981-1982 by Richard H Popkin( Book )

14 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on the context, nature, and influence of Isaac Newton's theology by James E Force( Book )

11 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays is the fruit of about fifteen years of discussion and research by James Force and me. As I look back on it, our interest and concern with Newton's theological ideas began in 1975 at Washington University in St. Louis. James Force was a graduate student in philosophy and I was a professor there. For a few years before, I had been doing research and writing on Millenarianism and Messianism in the 17th and 18th centuries, touching occasionally on Newton. I had bought a copy of Newton's Observations upon the Prophecies of Daniel, and the Apocalypse of St. John for a few pounds and, occasionally, read in it. In the Spring of 1975 I was giving a graduate seminar on Millenarian and Messianic ideas in the development of modem philosophy. Force was in the seminar. One day he came very excitedly up to me and said he wanted to write his dissertation on William Whiston. At that point in history, the only thing that came to my mind about Whiston was that he had published a, or the, standard translation of Josephus (which I also happened to have in my library.) Force told me about the amazing views he had found in Whiston's notes on Josephus and in some of the few writings he could find in St. Louis by, or about, Whiston, who was Newton's successor as Lucasian Professor of mathematics at Cambridge and who wrote inordinately on Millenarian theology
Isaac La Peyrère (1596-1676) : his life, work, and influence by Richard H Popkin( Book )

14 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spinoza by Richard H Popkin( Book )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a concise but comprehensive introduction to a key figure in the history of modern philosophy, Benedict Spinoza
The second Oswald by Richard H Popkin( Book )

27 editions published between 1966 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who killed Kennedy? Many keen minds have their doubts about the findings of the Warren Commission. Could Oswald have fired 3 shots in 5.6 seconds with the inaccurate rifle he had - and hit a moving target? Did he even kill patrolman Tippit (the bullets in the body were smaller than the barrel of his revolver)? Was the brown paper bag made only to attract attention? Was Bullet No. 399 a plant? Suppose there was a Second Oswald- a man very similar physically and an expert marksman? Such a man was seen both before and at the time of the murder. Was there a rifleman on the knoll as well as at the Book Depository window? If so this was one of the greatest - and most successful conspiracies of modern times
Secret conversions to Judaism in early modern Europe( Book )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The legacies of Richard Popkin by Jeremy D Popkin( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard H. Popkin (1923-2005) transformed the study of the history of philosophy in the second half of the twentieth century. His History of Scepticism and his many other publications demonstrated the centrality of the problem of skepticism in the development of modern thought, the intimate connections between philosophy and religion, and the importance of contacts between Jewish and Christian thinkers. In this volume, scholars from around the world assess Popkin's contributions to the many fields in which he was interested. The Legacies of Richard Popkin provides a broad overview of Popkin's work and demonstrates the connections between the many topics he wrote about. A concluding article, by Popkin's son Jeremy Popkin, draws on private letters to provide a picture of Popkin's life and career in his own words, revealing the richness of the documents now accessible to scholars in the Richard Popkin papers at the William Andrews Clark Library in Los Angeles
 
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The Columbia history of Western philosophy
Alternative Names
Manuscrito de Chichicastenango

Popkin, R. H.

Popkin, R.H. 1923-2005

Popkin Richard 1923-2005

Popkin, Richard H.

Popkin, Richard H. 1923-

Popkin, Richard H. (Richard Henry)

Popkin, Richard H. (Richard Henry), 1923-

Popkin, Richard Henry

Popkin, Richard Henry, 1923-

Popkin, Richard Henry 1923-2005

Richard Popkin academic philosopher

Richard Popkin Amerikaans historicus (1923-2005)

Richard Popkin amerikanischer Philosophiehistoriker

Поупкин, Ричард 1923-

Ричард Генри Попкин

פופקין, ריצ'רד 1923-2005

ريتشارد بوبكين

ریچارد پاپکین فیلسوف و تاریخ‌نگار آمریکایی

ポプキン, リチャード・H

Languages
English (383)

Italian (15)

French (13)

Spanish (10)

Japanese (3)

Czech (2)

Persian (1)

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Philosophy made simpleThe philosophy of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuriesThe history of scepticism from Erasmus to SpinozaHistorical and critical dictionary : selectionsThe history of scepticism : from Savonarola to BayleDialogues concerning natural religion and the posthumous essays, Of the immortality of the soul and Of suicideMessianic revolution : radical religious politics to the end of the second millenniumSkeptical philosophy for everyone