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Alston, William P.

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Works: 103 works in 398 publications in 5 languages and 14,101 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree, Translator, Dedicatee, Compiler, Commentator
Classifications: P105, 121
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Philosophy of language by William P Alston( Book )

35 editions published between 1964 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 1,476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophy in America : essays by Max Black( Book )

27 editions published between 1964 and 1967 in English and held by 1,088 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of fourteen original essays on a variety of philosophical topics by some of the most talented younger American philosophers, specially commissioned for this volume. Previous anthologies in this series have consisted of contributions by philosophers of established reputation. By choosing now to present to a wide public the work of young philosophers still on their way to "the top", the editor hopes to enable the common reader as well as the specialist to become acquainted with some of the best of the lively and penetrating work of philosophical investigation of a younger generation.--From publisher description
A realist conception of truth by William P Alston( Book )

15 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most important Anglo-American philosophers of our time here joins the current philosophical debate about the nature of truth with a work likely to claim a place at the very center of the contemporary philosophical literature on the subject. William P. Alston formulates and defends a realist conception of truth, which he calls alethic realism (from "aletheia," Greek for "truth"). This idea holds that the truth value of a statement (belief or proposition) depends on whether what the statement is about is as the statement says it is. Although this concept may seem quite obvious, Alston says, many thinkers hold views incompatible with it - and much of his book is devoted to a powerful critique of those views. Michael Dummett and Hilary Putnam are two of the prominent and widely influential contemporary philosophers whose anti-realist ideas he attacks
Readings in twentieth-century philosophy by William P Alston( Book )

19 editions published between 1963 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perceiving God : the epistemology of religious experience by William P Alston( Book )

20 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religious belief and philosophical thought : readings in the philosophy of religion by William P Alston( Book )

11 editions published in 1963 in English and Undetermined and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Epistemic justification : essays in the theory of knowledge by William P Alston( Book )

10 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The reliability of sense perception by William P Alston( Book )

13 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The problems of philosophy by William P Alston( Book )

16 editions published between 1974 and 1979 in English and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Divine nature and human language : essays in philosophical theology by William P Alston( Book )

10 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond "justification" : dimensions of epistemic evaluation by William P Alston( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Much of the writing in Anglo-American epistemology in the twentieth century focused on the conditions for beliefs being "justified." In a book that seeks to shift the ground of debate within theory of knowledge, William P. Alston finds that the century-long search for a correct account of the nature and conditions of epistemic justification misses the point. Alston calls for that search to be suspended and for talk of epistemic justification to cease. He proposes instead an approach to the epistemology of belief that focuses on the evaluation of various "epistemic desiderata" that may be satisfied by beliefs."--Jacket
The problems of philosophy; introductory readings by William P Alston( Book )

10 editions published between 1967 and 1973 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rationality of belief & the plurality of faith : essays in honor of William P. Alston( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A veritable who's who in the field of contemporary philosophy of religion here considers various issues in the epistemology of religious beliefs. The writings of William P. Alston, the leading figure in the revival of the Anglo-American philosophy of religion, provide the focus of these essays, all but two previously unpublished. Philosophers of religion, epistemologists, metaphysicians, and theologians will find in this volume some of the most important work available in the theory of knowledge and the epistemic status of religious belief." "Essays are arranged in three sections: Natural Theology and the Knowledge of God, The Epistemology of Religious Experience, and Religious Pluralism. Collectively they create a dialogue on some of today's urgent issues in religion, including religious diversity."--Jacket
Realism & antirealism by William P Alston( Book )

9 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Throughout the past century, a debate has raged over the thesis of realism and its alternatives. In this volume of original essays, a group of philosophers explores the ongoing controversy
Illocutionary acts and sentence meaning by William P Alston( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In providing detailed and explicit patterns of analysis for the whole range of illocutionary acts, Alston makes a unique contribution to the field of philosophy of language - one that is likely to generate debate for years to come."--Jacket
A sensible metaphysical realism by William P Alston( Book )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faith, reason, and skepticism : essays by Marcus B Hester( Book )

10 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Original essays provide a dialogue between four of the most distinguished scholars now working on problems of faith, reason, and skepticism
Filosofia del linguaggio by William P Alston( Book )

11 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in Italian and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illocutionary acts and sentence meaning by William P Alston( Book )

13 editions published in 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alston defines an illocutionary act as an act of saying something with a certain "content." He develops his account of what it is to perform such acts in terms of taking responsibility, in uttering a sentence, for the existence of certain conditions. In requesting someone to open a window, for example, the speaker takes responsibility for its being the case that the window is closed and that the speaker has an interest in its being opened. In Illocutionary Acts and Sentence Meaning, Alston expands upon this concept, creating a framework of five categories of illocutionary act and going on to argue that sentence meaning is fundamentally a matter of illocutionary act potential; that is, for a sentence to have a particular meaning is for it to be usable to perform illocutionary acts of a certain type. In providing detailed and explicit patterns of analysis for the whole range of illocutionary acts, Alston makes a unique contribution to the field of philosophy of language, one that is likely to generate debate for years to come
Gott wahrnehmen : die Erkenntnistheorie religiöser Erfahrung by William P Alston( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in German and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mit diesem klaren und provokativen erkenntnistheoretischen Ansatz im Bereich der Religionsphilosophie argumentiert William P. Alston, dass die Wahrnehmung Gottes eines der wichtigsten Beiträge zu den Gründen des religiösen Glaubens liefert. Dabei spielt sein Begriff des direkten erfahrungsmäßigen Bewusstsein eine entscheidende Rolle. Nach einem Überblick über verschiedene berichtete direkte Gotteserfahrungen zeigt Alston, dass eine Person auf der Grundlage der mystischen Erfahrung berechtigt ist, an Gott zu glauben. ""Dieses großartige Buch ist die Frucht von Jahrzehnten des Reifens und der du
 
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A realist conception of truth
Alternative Names
Alston, W. P. 1921-

Alston, W.P. 1921-2009

Alston, William 1921-

Alston, William P

Alston, William P., 1921-2009

Alston, William Payne 1921-

Alstūn, Wīlīam P. 1921-

Alstūn, Wīliyam P. 1921-

William Alston Amerikaans filosoof

William Alston filosofo statunitense

William Alston US-amerikanischer Philosoph

Уильям Олстон

ویلیام آلستون فیلسوف آمریکایی

올스턴, 윌리엄 P

올스턴, 윌리엄 페인

올스톤, 윌리엄 P

Languages
English (265)

Italian (13)

Spanish (13)

German (8)

Korean (1)

Covers
Perceiving God : the epistemology of religious experienceEpistemic justification : essays in the theory of knowledgeThe reliability of sense perceptionBeyond "justification" : dimensions of epistemic evaluationRealism & antirealismIllocutionary acts and sentence meaningA sensible metaphysical realismFaith, reason, and skepticism : essaysIllocutionary acts and sentence meaning