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French, Peter A.

Overview
Works: 103 works in 604 publications in 2 languages and 21,467 library holdings
Genres: History 
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
Contemporary perspectives in the philosophy of language( Book )

43 editions published between 1977 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 1,064 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collective and corporate responsibility by Peter A French( Book )

7 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethics and college sports : ethics, sports, and the university by Peter A French( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 635 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
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 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The virtues of vengeance by Peter A French( Book )

10 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 551 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 )

11 editions published between 1980 and 1996 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in metaphysics( Book )

12 editions published between 1979 and 2007 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cowboy metaphysics : ethics and death in westerns by Peter A French( Book )

8 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 484 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."
The scope of morality by Peter A French( Book )

12 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 474 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
The Foundations of analytic philosophy( Book )

11 editions published between 1981 and 2007 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social and political philosophy( Book )

8 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 441 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 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Wittgenstein legacy( Book )

10 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Causation and causal theories( Book )

9 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in the philosophy of mind( Book )

10 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Philosophy of the human sciences( Book )

10 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Realism and antirealism( Book )

8 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary perspectives on the history of philosophy( Book )

9 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Truth and its deformities( Book )

12 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Ethics and college sports : ethics, sports, and the university
Alternative Names
French, P.A.

French, Petar A.

French, Peter A.

French, Peter Andrew.

French, Peter Andrew (1942- )

Languages
English (252)

Italian (1)

Covers
The virtues of vengeanceStudies in metaphysicsCowboy metaphysics : ethics and death in westernsTruth and its deformities