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Johnson, Oliver A.

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Works: 58 works in 288 publications in 1 language and 6,111 library holdings
Genres: Bibliographies  History  Reference works  Sources  Literature  Introductions 
Roles: Author, Editor, htt
Classifications: Z1035.1, 011.02
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Most widely held works by Oliver A Johnson
Ethics : selections from classical and contemporary writers by Oliver A Johnson( Book )

50 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in English and held by 1,289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heritage of Western civilization : select readings by John Louis Beatty( Book )

24 editions published between 1958 and 1971 in English and held by 884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Skepticism and cognitivism : a study in the foundations of knowledge by Oliver A Johnson( Book )

12 editions published between 1978 and 2020 in English and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rightness and goodness; a study in contemporary ethical theory by Oliver A Johnson( Book )

12 editions published between 1959 and 1970 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moral knowledge by Oliver A Johnson( Book )

17 editions published in 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As its title indicates, this book is concerned with two different fields of philosophy, ethics and epistemology. The bulk of the argument is devoted to epistemological questions, as these arise within the context of morality. Hence, the conclusions I reach could probably best be described as prolegomena to the elaboration of a theory of ethics. I have plans, which I hope will be realized in the next few years, of elaborating such a theory. I started work on Moral Knowledge in the summer of 1958 with the help of a University Faculty Fellowship, for which I am most grateful. of the research for the book, as well as a good bit of its writing, Much was done in two libraries, The University Library, Berkeley, and the Bodleian Library, Oxford. Members of the staffs of both libraries, by their courtesy and helpfulness, lightened immeasurably the task of my research. lowe a special debt of gratitude to four people-to Mr
The mind of David Hume : a companion to book I of A treatise of human nature by Oliver A Johnson( Book )

10 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The moral life by Oliver A Johnson( Book )

14 editions published between 1969 and 2021 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally published in 1969, this book challenges the view among many 20th Century philosophers that no cogent arguments could be found capable of providing support for the normative pronouncements of practical morality. The book asserts that this conclusion is mistaken and the result of basic deficiencies endemic in the logical structure of traditional ethics. The volume develops an argument whose logical structure is quite different from the ways of reasoning that have dominated the history of Western ethics and which allows answers to such primary questions of practical morality such as How ought we as moral beings to act?'
The problem of knowledge : prolegomena to an epistemology by Oliver A Johnson( Book )

21 editions published between 1944 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Finding descriptive titles for books devoted to central issues in philosophy can often become a problem; it is very difficult to be original. Thus the title that I have given to this book is far from novel, having already been used several times by other authors. Nevertheless, I think that I can fairly claim to have employed it in a way that no one else has done before. Concerning my subtitle, some comments are in order. I have added it to emphasize my views regarding the nature and scope of epistemology. In particular, I wish to draw attention to the fact that I conceive its subject matter quite broadly. Rather than equating it, as is often done, with "theory of knowledge," I believe that epistemology should concern itself with the philosophical investigation of human belief in general. The two categories of human belief of most importance to the epistemologist are knowledge and what I shall call in the book "reasonable belief." In my opinion a complete epistemology must take account of both, attempting to resolve the problems that are peculiar to each. For reasons that I give in the book I believe that knowledge and its problems must be the first concern of the epistemologist. Only after he has developed a satisfactory theory of knowledge can he tum, with any hope of success, to the formuƯ lation of a theory of reasonable belief
Ethics, a source book by Oliver A Johnson( Book )

8 editions published in 1958 in English and Undetermined and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heritage of western civilization by John Louis Beatty( Book )

19 editions published between 1958 and 1995 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heritage of Western civilization( Book )

4 editions published between 1982 and 2004 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Original source materials introduce readers to the history of Western civilization through a study of the documents that have molded that history and the authors whose writings have made the most significant contributions to it
Man and his world : introductory readings in philosophy by Oliver A Johnson( Book )

5 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sources of world civilization( Book )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Individual and the universe : an introduction to philosophy by Oliver A Johnson( Book )

5 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heritage of Western civilization( Book )

2 editions published between 1987 and 1995 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heritage of Western civilization( Book )

6 editions published between 1966 and 2004 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rightness and goodness : a study in contemporary ethical theory by Oliver A Johnson( Book )

13 editions published between 1959 and 1969 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guide to reference books by Constance M Winchell( Book )

5 editions published between 1951 and 1967 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an annotated bibliography of general and subject reference books covering the humanities, social and behavioral sciences, history, science, technology, and medicine
Rightness and goodness : a study in contemporary ethical theory by Oliver A Johnson( Book )

2 editions published between 1959 and 1969 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethics : selections from classic and contemporary writers( )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The problem of knowledge : prolegomena to an epistemology
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The problem of knowledge : prolegomena to an epistemologyHeritage of western civilizationHeritage of Western civilizationSources of world civilizationThe Individual and the universe : an introduction to philosophyHeritage of Western civilizationHeritage of Western civilizationEthics : selections from classic and contemporary writers
Alternative Names
Johnson, O. A.

Johnson, Oliver

Johnson, Oliver Adolph 1923-2000

Languages
English (232)