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Cooper, David E. (David Edward) 1942-

Overview
Works: 78 works in 502 publications in 5 languages and 20,738 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Introductions  Rules 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor
Classifications: LB17, 370.922
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David E Cooper
Existentialism : a reconstruction by David E Cooper( Book )

29 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,060 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1990," Existentialism" is widely regarded as a classic introductory survey of the topic, and has helped to renew interest in existentialist philosophy. Utilizing recently published primary sources, David E. Cooper provides a sympathetic, original account of a mainstream movement of philosophical thought, reconstructed from the best writing of Heidegger, Sartre, Merleau-Ponty and others. Existentialism is viewed as the attempt to"overcome" various forms of alienation: from the world, one another and oneself. The early chapters describe the existential phenomenology, on the basis of which the dualisms of Cartesian metaphysics are "dissolved." Discussions of the self and others, and of "Angst" and absurdity, lead into chapters on existential freedom and the prospects for an existentialist ethics. Writers discussed include Husserl, Jaspers, Buber, Marcel, and Ortega. -- Description from http://books.google.co.ma (April 24, 2012)
Fifty major thinkers on education : from Confucius to Dewey by Joy Palmer( Book )

24 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 1,047 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why and how people should be educated has, throughout history, preoccupied some of civilization's greatest minds. This work summarizes and analyzes the thinking on education of fifty individuals drawn from a time span covering 500 BC to the nineteenth century. Each essay gives biographical information, an outline of the individual's principal achievements and activities, and assessment of his or her impact and influence, a list of their major writings and suggested further reading
World philosophies : an historical introduction by David E Cooper( Book )

23 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 961 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From ancient philosophy to postmodernism, this new work is the most authoritative and up-to-date single-volume introduction to the history of Eastern and Western philosophy. These philosophical systems are viewed as attempts, above all, to provide integrated accounts of the place of human beings within the wider order of things, and to determine in the light of these philosophies the proper conduct of human life." "This timely and authoritative work will serve as the ideal introduction to philosophy, in all areas of the history of philosophy, Western and non-Western."--Jacket
Fifty modern thinkers on education : from Piaget to the present day by Joy Palmer( Book )

24 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at fifty of the twentieth century's most significant contributors to the debate on education. Each essay gives key biographical information, an outline of the individual's principal achievements and activities, an assessment of his or her impact and influence and a list of their major writings and suggested further reading
Philosophy and the nature of language by David E Cooper( Book )

29 editions published between 1972 and 1987 in English and Japanese and held by 827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Environment in question : ethics and global issues by David E Cooper( Book )

21 editions published between 1986 and 1995 in English and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book introduces the student to the key environmental debates. By addressing specific global problems and placing them within an ethical context, the collection provides the reader with both a theoretical and practical understanding of environmental issues. The contributors are internationally-known figures drawn from the various disciplines which bear upon these issues, e.g. geography, psychology, social policy and philosophy. The contributors range from those tackling individual concrete issues (such as nuclear waste and the threat to the rain forest) to those addressing matters of policy, principle and attitude (such as our obligations to future generations and the nature of technological risk). The Environment in Question is designed as a text for students of philosophy, environmental science, environmental education, ecology and teacher education. It can be used as an inter-disciplinary, self-contained course book or in conjunction with relevant material.; In addition, as the previously unpublished essays which constitute the volume directly and controversially address current environmental debates in a non-technical manner, it is of great interest both to professionals in those areas and to readers who care about the planet's future. The substantial cross-section of concerns and approaches will enable all readers to develop the necessary level of understanding required to initiate and sustain debate on enviromental issues
Education, values, and mind : essays for R.S. Peters by David Cooper( Book )

19 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in English and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses different subjects that range from political education to the education of the emotions, and from motivation to the training of teachers
Metaphor by David E Cooper( Book )

15 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illusions of equality by David E Cooper( Book )

16 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Educational policy and discussion, in Britain and the USA, are increasingly dominated by the confused ideology of egalitarianism. This book identifies the principles hidden among the confusions, and argues that these necessarily conflict with the ideal of educational excellence - in which conflict it is this ideal that must be preserved
A philosophy of gardens by David E Cooper( Book )

26 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Why do gardens matter so much and mean so much to people? That is the intriguing question to which David Cooper seeks an answer in this book. Given the enthusiasm for gardens in human civilization ancient and modern, Eastern and Western, it is surprising that the question has been so long neglected by modern philosophy. Now at last there is a philosophy of gardens. Not only is this a fascinating subject in its own right, it also provides a reminder that the subject-matter of aesthetics is broader than the fine arts; that ethics is not just about moral issues but about 'the good life'; and that environmental philosophy should not focus only on 'wilderness' to the exclusion of the humanly shaped environment. David Cooper identifies garden appreciation as a special human phenomenon distinct from both from the appreciation of art and the appreciation of nature. He explores the importance of various 'garden-practices' and shows how not only gardening itself, but activities to which the garden especially lends itself, including social and meditative activities, contribute to the good life. And he distinguishes the many kinds of meanings that gardens may have, from representation of nature to emotional expression, from historical significance to symbolization of a spiritual relationship to the world. Building on the familiar observation that, among human beings' creations, the garden is peculiarly dependent on the co-operation of nature, Cooper argues that the garden matters as an epiphany of an intimate co-dependence between human creative activity in the world and the 'mystery' that allows there to be a world for them at all."--Publisher's description
Just environments : intergenerational, international, and interspecies issues by Joy Palmer( Book )

17 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Can we do what we want with other species? How do conflicting international interests effect global issues? What do we owe the next generation? Just Environments investigates these questions and the ethics which lie at their core
Knowledge of language by David E Cooper( Book )

12 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The measure of things : humanism, humility, and mystery by David E Cooper( Book )

27 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Outlines the history of humanism from medieval times to the present discussing prominent philosophers from the past, and settles the rivalry between humanism and absolutism by arguing that both sides are guilty of a lack of humility. The author further maintains that there is a "doctrine of mystery" that draws upon the Buddhist conception of "emptiness" and the writings of Heidegger and that must be considered when discussing human beliefs and conduct
Spirit of the environment : religion, value, and environmental concern by David E Cooper( Book )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spirit of the Environment brings spiritual and religious concerns to environmental issues. Providing a much needed alternative to exploring human beings' relationship to the natural world through the restrictive lenses of 'science', 'ecology', or even 'morality', this book offers a fresh perspective to the field. Spirit of the Enironment addresses: * the environmental attitudes of the major religions; * the relationship between art and nature; * the Gaia hypothesis; * the non-instrumental values which have inspired environmental concern. Contributors
Presupposition by David E Cooper( Book )

15 editions published between 1974 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aesthetics : the classic readings( Book )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Value pluralism and ethical choice by David E Cooper( Book )

8 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meaning by David E Cooper( Book )

23 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meaning is one of our most central and most ubiquitous concepts. Anything at all may, in suitable contexts, have meaning ascribed to it. In this wide-ranging book, David Cooper departs from the usual focus on linguistic meaning to discuss how works of art, ceremony, social action, bodily gesture, and the purpose of life can all be meaningful. He argues that the notion of meaning is best approached by considering what we accept as explanations of meaning in everyday practice and shows that in these situations we are explaining the appropriate fit of an item - whether a word or an artwork - with
Convergence with nature : a Daoist perspective by David E Cooper( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book David E. Cooper explores our relationship to nature - to animals, to plants, to natural places - and asks how it can be shaped into an appropriate one which contributes to the good of people's lives as a whole. Religions and philosophies have much to say about our relationship with nature, and Chinese Daoist philosophy has long been regarded as among those most sympathetic to the natural world. Daoists seek an attunement to the Dao (the Way) which is characterized by a sense of flow (water being a favourite metaphor), spontaneity, non-interference, humility and patience - virtues which contrast with the aggressive and exploitative values which characterize a modern world increasingly subject to economic imperatives. Like the best of contemporary nature writing, the classic Daoist texts reveal a yearning for convergence with nature, nostalgia for a lost intimacy with the natural world, disillusion with humanity or its products, and a feeling for nature's mystery. The author explains how these attitudes are rooted in Daoist philosophy and explores their implications for our practical engagement with natural environments. He discusses, too, a number of ethical issues - including hunting, intensive farming, and environmental activism - that reflective people need to address in their efforts to heal our relationship with the Earth."--Publisher information
 
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Fifty major thinkers on education : from Confucius to Dewey
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Fifty major thinkers on education : from Confucius to DeweyWorld philosophies : an historical introductionFifty modern thinkers on education : from Piaget to the present dayPhilosophy and the nature of languageThe Environment in question : ethics and global issuesEducation, values, and mind : essays for R.S. PetersIllusions of equalityA philosophy of gardens