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French, Peter A.

Overview
Works: 102 works in 645 publications in 2 languages and 22,083 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Compiler
Classifications: B808.5, 170
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Most widely held works about Peter A French
 
Most widely held works by Peter A French
The scope of morality by Peter A French( )

12 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 983 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The scope of morality, Peter A. French contends, is much narrower than many traditional and contemporary works in ethical theory suggest. We trivialize morality if we think it has something to say about everything we do; it touches us all, but not at all
Cowboy metaphysics : ethics and death in westerns by Peter A French( Book )

8 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Peter A. French examines the world of the western, one in which death is annihilation, the culmination of life, and there is nothing else. In that world, he finds alternatives to Judeo-Christian traditions that dominate our ethical theories, alternatives that also attack the views of the most prominent ethicists of the past three centuries."
Collective and corporate responsibility by Peter A French( Book )

7 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War and border crossings : ethics when cultures clash by Peter A French( )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"War and Border Crossings brings together renowned scholars to address some of the most pressing problems in public policy, international affairs, and the intercultural issues of our day. Contributors from widely varying disciplines discuss cross-cultural ethical issues and international topics ranging from American international policy and the invasion and occupation of Iraq to domestic topics such as immigration, the war on drugs, cross-cultural bioethics and ethical issues involving American Indian tribes." "The culture clashes discussed in these essays raise serious questions about what principles ought to inform the negotiating of conflicts in order to achieve, or at least approach, outcomes that are fundamentally just, fair, responsible, and ethical."--Jacket
Ethics and college sports : ethics, sports, and the university by Peter A French( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethics and College Sports is a careful analysis of the root problems in intercollegiate athletics in American universities. It examines the prevalent myths that are regularly used to justify the inclusion of intercollegiate athletics, and all of the abuses and scandals it has brought to university campuses, from a moral perspective. In this book, the myths that amateurism is morally desirable, that sports brings good moral character, and that the elite sports programs raise significant sums of money to support university budgets are dissected. The actual impact of the movement to provide gender equity in athletics programs on campus is discussed and a defensible justification for intercollegiate athletics is offered. - Publisher
Contemporary perspectives in the philosophy of language( Book )

25 editions published between 1977 and 1981 in English and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Speaker’s reference and semantic reference / Saul Kripke -- Speaker reference, descriptions, and anaphora / K.S. Donnellan -- The contingent A Priori and rigid designators / K.S. Donnellan -- Naming and knowing / S. Schiffer -- Kripke on proper names / B.A. Brody -- Toward a casual theory of linguistic representation / D.W. Stampe -- The neoclassical theory of reference / J.J. Katz -- On the philosophical foundations of the theory of communication: reference / Hector-Neri Castañeda -- Proper names and propositional opacity / Howard K. Wettstein -- The casual and epistemic roles of proper names in our thinking of particulars / Hecto-Neri Castañeda -- Identity / Panayot Butchvarov -- Explanation and prediction in grammer (and semantics) / M. Levin -- The deletion argument / D.E. Cooper -- Montague grammer, mental representations, and reality / B.H. Partee -- Home is where the heart is / R. Thomason -- Telling the facts / Zeno Vendler -- The logical status of fictiona<br>Performative utterances / J.O. Urmson -- Intensions revisited / W.V. Quine -- Quine’s thought experiment / Michael Root -- Root on Quine / B. Aune -- The method of truth in metaphysics / D. Davidson -- Only in the context of a sentence do words have any meaning / John Wallace -- Mapping, meaning, and metaphysics / H. Hochberg -- Predicates without properties / Nelson Goodman -- Hochberg on mapping, meaning, and metaphysics / Wilfrid Sellars -- Sellars and Goodman on predicates, properties, and truth / H. Hochberg -- Referring to events / Fred I. Dretske -- Causation, emphasis, and events / Jaegwon Kim -- Dthat / David Kaplan -- On the logic of demonstratives / David Kaplan
Ethical theory : character and virtue( Book )

16 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in ethical theory( Book )

16 editions published between 1978 and 2007 in English and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The virtues of vengeance by Peter A French( Book )

10 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Although most moral philosophers reject vengeance as a barbaric sentiment, Peter French argues that it has fallen into disrepute without being seriously examined with respect to its real moral value. In beginning his philosophical examination of the virtues of vengeance, he investigates the use of vengeance themes in literature and popular culture. Literary works from the Iliad to Hamlet and modern film Westerns such as Clint Eastwood's Unforgiven are reviewed in his exploration of the philosophical and ethical aspects of vengeance. He then concentrates on the conditions that could make acts of vengeance virtuous." "In the course of his study of vengeance as a moral concept, French exposes important distinctions between types of moral theories (karmic and non-karmic) and between people who are morally handicapped and those who are morally challenged. He examines concepts relevant to vengeance, such as honor, moral authority, and evil, and issues such as the rationality of revenge and proportionality in punishment."--Jacket
Studies in epistemology( Book )

12 editions published between 1980 and 2007 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in metaphysics( Book )

14 editions published between 1979 and 2007 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Foundations of analytic philosophy( Book )

11 editions published between 1981 and 2007 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophy and the Arts by Peter A French( Book )

14 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social and political philosophy( Book )

9 editions published between 1982 and 2007 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Truth and its deformities by Peter A French( )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Truth and Its Deformities is the 32nd volume in the Midwest Studies in Philosophy series. It contains major new contributions on a range of topics related to the general theme of the volume by some of the most important philosophers writing on truth in recent years
The Wittgenstein legacy( Book )

11 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Causation and causal theories( Book )

9 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in the philosophy of mind( Book )

11 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary perspectives in the philosophy of language II( Book )

15 editions published in 1989 in English and Italian and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Philosophy of the human sciences( Book )

10 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
French, P.A.

French, Petar A.

French, Peter A.

French, Peter Andrew.

French, Peter Andrew (1942- )

Languages
English (253)

Italian (1)

Covers
War and border crossings : ethics when cultures clashEthics and college sports : ethics, sports, and the universityThe virtues of vengeanceStudies in metaphysicsTruth and its deformities