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Cooper, David E. (David Edward) 1942-

Overview
Works: 54 works in 547 publications in 7 languages and 20,724 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Encyclopedias  Introductions  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: LB17, 370.922
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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 1,061 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 )

26 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 1,050 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 )

11 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 920 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 890 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
A Companion to aesthetics by Stephen Davies( Book )

55 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and Polish and held by 887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second half of the twentieth century has seen a huge revival of interest in aesthetics as an area of mainstream philosophical enquiry. in recent decades, the debate has moved from traditional considerations of 'beauty' and 'truth' into questions of the nature of representation and resemblance, and the very definition of a work of art. An increasing appreciation of continental philosophy in the English-speaking world has also been a major influence: the 'hermeneutic' discussions of Heidegger and Gadamer, for example, have reassessed the nature of interpretation and the role of art as a vehicle of truth, while structuralist and poststructuralist writers have brought the relationship of artists and audiences to texts and other artworks into problematic prominence. This Companion provides a guide to the whole field of aesthetics within the framework of an alphabetically arranged volume. It is both a work of reference and an in-depth examination of the best thinking about the arts at the end of the twentieth century. The 130 articles in the book survey the most significant concepts, problems, movements and authors in the philosophy of art, documenting new directions of enquiry as well as traditional topics such as catharsis and the sublime. Extensive bibliographies are provided throughout, and there Is also a comprehensive Index
Philosophy and the nature of language by David E Cooper( Book )

30 editions published between 1972 and 1987 in English and Japanese and held by 830 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 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contributors from the UK, USA, Australia and India from a variety of disciplines write on the practical and theoretical issues surrounding the environmental debate. This book is a key introduction to this topical area
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 534 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 )

19 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in English and held by 483 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
Authenticity and learning : Nietzsche's educational philosophy by David E Cooper( Book )

25 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Cooper elucidates Nietzsche's educational views in detail, in a form that will be of value to educationalists as well as philosophers. In this title, he shows how these views relate to the rest of Nietzsche's work and to modern European and Anglo-Saxon philosophical concerns
Heidegger by David E Cooper( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yet, despite voluminous commentaries, there has been no satisfactory introduction to his thought that will enable the ordinary reader to see why it is so important, or to separate those aspects of it which are genuinely useful from those which are obfuscated, fraudulent or downright dangerous. In this introduction, Professor David Cooper covers all of Heidegger's writings. With clear philosophical judgement, Cooper guides the reader through the novel concepts of Heideggerian metaphysics, explores the arguments used to introduce them and casts a critical eye over the whole philosophy
A philosophy of gardens by David E Cooper( Book )

26 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 466 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 description
Just environments : intergenerational, international, and interspecies issues by Joy Palmer( Book )

17 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 448 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 )

3 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

29 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 378 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 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spirit of the Enivironment provides a much needed alternative to exploring human beings' relationship to the natural world through the restrictive lenses of 'science', 'ecology' or even 'morality'
Presupposition by David E Cooper( Book )

15 editions published between 1974 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aesthetics : the classic readings( Book )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meaning by David E Cooper( Book )

23 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 266 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
 
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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 dayA Companion to aestheticsPhilosophy and the nature of languageThe Environment in question : ethics and global issuesEducation, values, and mind : essays for R.S. PetersIllusions of equality