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Kenny, Anthony 1931-

Works: 357 works in 2,136 publications in 8 languages and 58,231 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Autobiographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Introductions 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, Interviewee, Contributor, Honoree, Author of introduction, Creator, Annotator, în, Adapter
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Most widely held works by Anthony Kenny
Ancient philosophy by Anthony Kenny( )

59 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here readers will find not only an authoritative guide to the history of philosophy, but also a compelling introduction to every major area of philosophical inquiry
The Oxford History of Western Philosophy by Anthony Kenny( Book )

41 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the lives and works of all the major thinkers through the ages, including Socrates, Plato, Kant, Russell, Sartre, and Wittgenstein
Philosophy in the modern world by Anthony Kenny( )

32 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 2,059 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Here is the concluding volume of Sir Anthony Kenny's monumental four-volume history of philosophy, the first major single-author narrative history to appear for several decades. In this volume, Kenny tells the fascinating story of the development of philosophy in the modern world, from the early nineteenth century to the end of the millennium. Alongside (and intertwined with) extraordinary scientific advances, cultural changes, and political upheavals, the last two centuries have seen some of the most intriguing and original developments in philosophical thinking, which have transformed our understanding of ourselves and our world. In the first part of the book, Kenny offers a lively narrative introducing the major thinkers in their historical context. Among those we meet are the great figures of continental European philosophy, from Schopenhauer, Kierkegaard, and Nietzsche to Heidegger, Sartre, and Derrida; the Pragmatists such as C.S. Pierce and William James, who first developed a distinctively American philosophical tradition; Marx, Darwin, and Freud, the non-philosophers whose influence on philosophy was immense; and Wittgenstein and Russell, friends and colleagues who set the agenda for analytic philosophy in the twentieth century. Kenny then proceeds to guide the reader lucidly through the nine main areas of philosophical work in the period, offering a serious engagement with ideas and arguments about logic, language, epistemology, metaphysics, ethics, aesthetics, politics, and the existence of God. Graced with many beautiful illustrations, Philosophy in the Modern World concludes Kenny's stimulating history of the intellectual development of Western civilization, allowing readers to trace the birth and growth of philosophy from antiquity to the present day."
Wittgenstein by Anthony Kenny( Book )

114 editions published between 1972 and 2008 in 7 languages and held by 2,035 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unquestionably one of the most original and influential philosophers of the twentieth century, Wittgenstein is often thought to have fathered two wholly dissimilar and disconnected philosophies. But, as the author's lucid study demonstrates, there is a continuity between Wittgenstein's early and late writings which is observable in the works of his middle years. Focusing on Wittgenstein's philosophy of language and of mind, Kenny closely examines these middle works, as no one else has yet done. He exposes apparent conflicts and then goes on to reconcile these seemingly disparate elements, providing a persuasive argument for the unity of this controversial philosopher's thought
Medieval philosophy by Anthony Kenny( )

34 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 1,876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sir Anthony Kenny presents a fascinating guide through more than a millennium of thought from 400 AD onwards, charting the story of philosophy from the founders of Christian and Islamic thought through to the Renaissance. The middle ages saw a great flourishing of philosophy, and the intellectual endeavour of the era reaches its climax in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries with the systems of the great schoolmen such as Thomas Aquinas and John Duns Scotus." "The fruit of a lifetime's scholarship and insight, Medieval Philosophy sets the philosophers and their thought in historical context, and explains the significance and impact of each wave of new ideas. It is the second volume in a magisterial series which brings the history of philosophy alive to anyone wanting to understand the roots of Western civilization. Book jacket."--Jacket
The rise of modern philosophy by Anthony Kenny( )

35 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the first three chapters Kenny tells the story chronologically: his lively accessible narrative brings the philosophers to life and fills in the historical and intellectual background to their work. It is ideal as the first thing to read for someone new to the history of modern philosophy. In the seven chapters that follow Kenny looks closely at each of the main areas of philosophical exploration in this period; knowledge and understanding; the nature of the physical universe; metaphysics (the most fundamental questions there are about existence); mind and soul; the nature and content of morality; political philosophy; and God."--Jacket
Aquinas on being by Anthony Kenny( )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Anthony Kenny offers a critical examination of a central metaphysical doctrine of Thomas Aquinas, the greatest of the medieval philosophers. Aquinas's account of being is famous and influential: but Kenny argues that it in fact suffers from systematic confusion. Because of the centrality of the doctrine, this has implications for other parts of Aquinas's philosophical system: in particular, Kenny shows that the idea that God is pure being is a hindrance, not a help, to Aquinas's natural theology." "Kenny's clear and incisive study, drawing on the scholastic as well as the analytic tradition, dispels the confusion and offers philosophers and theologians a guide through the labyrinth of Aquinas's ontology."--Jacket
The Cambridge history of later medieval philosophy : from the rediscovery of Aristotle to the disintegration of scholasticism, 1100-1600( Book )

47 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in English and Italian and held by 1,492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a history of the great age of scholastism from Abelard to the rejection of Aristotelianism in the Renaissance, combining the highest standards of medieval scholarship with a respect for the interests and insights of contemporary philosophers, particularly those working in the analytic tradition. The volume follows on chronologically from The Cambridge History of Later Greek and Early Medieval Philosophy, though it does not continue the histories of Greek and Islamic philosophy but concentrates on the Latin Christian West. Unlike other histories of medieval philosophy that divide the subject matter by individual thinkers, it emphasises the parts of more historical and theological interest. This volume is organised by those topics in which recent philosophy has made the greatest progress. -- Back cover
Action, emotion and will by Anthony Kenny( Book )

83 editions published between 1963 and 2004 in English and held by 1,459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first part of the book takes a critical historical look at the emotions in the work of Descartes, Locke and particularly Hume. In the second part, Kenny moves on to discuss some of the experimental work on the emotions by 20th Century psychologists like William James. Separate chapters cover feelings, motives, desire and pleasure. This edition features a brand new preface by the author, reflecting on the book's origin, content and influence."--Jacket
From Empedocles to Wittgenstein : historical essays in philosophy by Anthony Kenny( )

13 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Anthony Kenny presents a selection of his historical essays in philosophy. In the main they are concerned with four of the great philosophers whom he most esteems, namely Plato, Aristotle, Aquinas, and Wittgenstein. The author is one of our most respected, most accessible, and widest-ranging historians of philosophy. - ;From Empedocles to Wittgenstein is a collection of fifteen historical essays in philosophy, written by Sir Anthony Kenny in the early years of the 21st century. In the main they are concerned with four of the great philosophers whom he most esteems, namely Plato, Aristotle
Life, liberty, and the pursuit of utility : happiness in philosophical and economic thought by Anthony Kenny( )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 1,440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book by Anthony and Charles Kenny brings a serious scholarly perspective--actually, two perspectives that work surprisingly well together--to the subject matter. The book is a set of essays, each chapter alternately on the philosophy (written by Anthony, a former master of Balliol College, Oxford) and the economics (written by Charles, a noted economist) of happiness. Their approach implicitly reminds the reader that philosophy and economics used to be one and the same (a commentary in itself on the sometimes sorry effects of growing academic specialization). The book asks essentially two questions: What is happiness all about? And how is it related other things we are supposed to care about, like quality of life or wealth? The two authors weave together history with current debates and new evidence to give a rich account of the state of our understanding. And it's actually very readable, so don't let the imposing academic cover scare you off
Aquinas on mind by Anthony Kenny( )

30 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book shows how the mature writings of Thomas Aquinas though written in the thirteenth century have much to offer the human mind and the relationship between intellect and will, body and soul
Aquinas by Anthony Kenny( Book )

40 editions published between 1969 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 1,208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Descartes : a study of his philosophy by Anthony Kenny( Book )

53 editions published between 1968 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas More by Anthony Kenny( Book )

38 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,058 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sir Thomas More (/mr/; 7 February 1478? 6 July 1535), known to Roman Catholics as Saint Thomas More since 1935, was an English lawyer, social philosopher, author, statesman, and noted Renaissance humanist. He was an important councillor to Henry VIII of England and was Lord Chancellor from October 1529 to 16 May 1532. He was canonized by Pope Pius XI in 1935 as one of the early martyrs of the schism that separated the Church of England from Rome in the 16th century. In 2000, Pope John Paul II declared him patron of Catholic statesmen and politicians. More was an opponent of the Protestant Reformation, in particular of Martin Luther and William Tyndale. However, since 1980, he is also commemorated by the Church of England as a reformation martyr."--Wikipedia
Mind, method, and morality : essays in honour of Anthony Kenny by Anthony Kenny( )

11 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,038 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

16 philosophers offer specially written essays on the themes of mind, method and morality in the work of Aristotle, Aquinas, Descartes, and Wittgenstein. These themes reflect the contribution of Anthony Kenny to our understanding of the Western philosophical tradition, and of these thinkers in particular
The Aristotelian ethics : a study of the relationship between the Eudemian and Nicomachean ethics of Aristotle by Anthony Kenny( Book )

31 editions published between 1978 and 2017 in English and held by 1,001 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this second edition Anthony Kenny offers a critical survey of developments in the field since the texct was first published. He also addresses the criticisms of his first edition, both accepting those he sees as justified and addressing and refuting those which he feels are unfounded. The work remains essential reading for anyone interested in Aristotle's ethical works, arguably the most influential ever written
The God of the philosophers by Anthony Kenny( Book )

29 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 970 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated brief history of western philosophy by Anthony Kenny( Book )

19 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated edition of Sir Anthony Kenny's survey of Western philosophy, presenting a comprehensive overview of the complete development of philosophy throughout history
Aquinas; a collection of critical essays by Anthony Kenny( Book )

37 editions published between 1959 and 1977 in English and held by 926 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Oxford History of Western PhilosophyPhilosophy in the modern worldWittgensteinMedieval philosophyThe rise of modern philosophyAquinas on beingThe Cambridge history of later medieval philosophy : from the rediscovery of Aristotle to the disintegration of scholasticism, 1100-1600Action, emotion and will