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O'Hear, Anthony

Overview
Works: 96 works in 728 publications in 5 languages and 19,297 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Illustrated works  Art  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Introductions 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Originator
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Most widely held works by Anthony O'Hear
Beyond evolution : human nature and the limits of evolutionary explanation by Anthony O'Hear( )

33 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 2,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author "examines the nature of human self-consciousness, and argues that evolutionary theory cannot give a satisfactory account of such distinctive facets of human life as the quest for knowledge, moral sense, and the appreciation of beauty; in these we transcend our biological origins."--Jacket
Karl Popper by Anthony O'Hear( Book )

55 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyse van het werk van de Engelse filosoof (geb. 1902)
The landscape of humanity : art, culture and society by Anthony O'Hear( )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 1,427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fourteen essays in this book develop a conception of human culture, which is humane and traditionalist. Focusing particularly on notions of beauty and the aesthetic, it sees within our culture intimations of the transcendent, and in two essays the nature of religion is directly addressed. A number of essays also explore the relation between politics and tradition
Introduction to the philosophy of science by Anthony O'Hear( Book )

26 editions published between 1989 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 868 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

German philosophy since Kant by Anthony O'Hear( Book )

18 editions published in 1999 in 3 languages and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new collection of essays from the Royal Institute of Philosophy shows the connections and interrelations between the analytic and hermeneutic strains in German philosophy since Kant, partly to challenge the idea that there are two separate, non-communicating traditions. The distinguished contributors include Robert Solomon writing on Nietzsche, Michael Inwood on Heidegger, P.M.S. Hacker on Frege and Wittgenstein, Christopher Janaway on Schopenhauer, Thomas Uebel on Neurath and the Vienna Circle, and Jay Bernstein on Adorno. The collection is rounded off by a paper by Jurgen Habermas specifically on hermeneutic and analytic philosophy.--Publisher description
Logic, thought, and language by Anthony O'Hear( Book )

21 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The essays collected in this book are based on the lectures given in London as part of the Royal Institute of Philosophy's annual lecture series for 2000-2001"--Preface
Current issues in philosophy of mind by Anthony O'Hear( Book )

18 editions published in 1998 in English and German and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary Issues in Philosophy of Mind brings together leading figures in the area from Britain and the US, who lay out their thoughts on key issues in an accessible way
Verstehen and humane understanding( Book )

20 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and German and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new collection of essays addresses topics that are of crucial importance to the lives of us all. Is there a mode of thinking peculiar to human life and its concerns, which is different from and irreducible to scientific rationality? Is historical understanding different from scientific understanding? Do psychology, religion and aesthetics have their own forms of rationality? Can you be rational about human life without being scientific? The contributors address these and related questions, some focusing on the history of the development of the notion of Verstehen, others examining particular areas of discourse and practice
Philosophy : the good, the true, and the beautiful( Book )

17 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discussions of value play a central role in contemporary philosophy. This book considers the role of values in truth seeking, in morality, in aesthetics and also in the spiritual life. We have got beyond the simplistic view that values are simply expressions of feeling, but their precise ontological and epistemological status remains controversial. The essays in this book indicate in an accessible way the state of the discussion as it is at the end of the second millennium. The distinguished contributors include Simon Blackburn, Jonathan Dancy, Paul Horwich, John Leslie, Timothy Sprigge, David Wiggins and others who have made significant contributions in this field
Minds and persons by Anthony O'Hear( Book )

21 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nature of the mind and of consciousness, the reality of freedom, the concept of agency and the relation of language to the mental: all are central and perennial questions in philosophy. In this collection, these and other topics are pursued in original essays by some of the leading figures in contemporary philosophy of mind and action. The essays are based on the lectures given in The Royal Institute of Philosophy's annual lecture series for 2001–2002
Philosophy at the new millennium( Book )

15 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Where is philosophy at the year 2000 and where should it be going in the new millennium? Based on the Royal Institute of Philosophy Annual Lecture Series 1999-2000, this book is written by leading international philosophers and covers the broad range of philosophical enquiry including ethics, aesthetics, philosophy of mind and consciousness, philosophy of time, philosophy of language, philosophy of science, and philosophy and environment
Modern moral philosophy by Anthony O'Hear( Book )

20 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Although this collection of articles is not formally a commentary on Elizabeth Anscombe's famous article of the same title, in which she criticised the moral philosophy prevalent in 1958, a number of the contributors do take Anscombe's work as a starting point. Taken together the collection could be seen as a demonstration of the extent to which moral philosophers have since attempted to answer Anscombe's challenge, and to develop an approach to their subject which, while psychologically plausible, is neither based on divine law nor permissive of the impermissible."--Jacket
Experience, explanation, and faith : an introduction to the philosophy of religion by Anthony O'Hear( Book )

25 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in English and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book Anthony O'Hear examines the reasons that are given for religious faith. His approach is firmly within the classical tradition of natural theology, but an underlying theme is the differences between the personal Creator of the Bible or the Koran and a God conceived of as the indeterminate ground of everything determinate. Drawing on several religious traditions and on the resources of contemporary philosophy, specific chapters analyse the nature of religious faith and of religious experience. They examine connections between religion and morality, and religion and human k
Philosophy in the new century by Anthony O'Hear( Book )

19 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and Spanish and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this re-examination of the purpose and direction of philosophy for the new century, Anthony O'Hear engages with our most pressing questions: Is there knowledge outside of science? Does religion still have meaning and coherence today? What is beauty, and why do so few contemporary artists believe in it? Contemporary philosophy mostly divides into the technical approach of the Anglo-Americans, which is inaccessible to most, and the oracular obscurantism of the Continental approach, which does violence to sense and reason." "O'Hear argues that philosophy should work with the grain of tradition and commonsense to help us understand politics, religion, aesthetics and the vast number of ethical questions that will continue to arise as the scientific and technical revolution accelerates. Giving up philosophy's special position means giving up our best chances of thinking and acting wisely. In making a strong case for the relevance of philosophy Anthony O'Hear presents a coherent and compelling vision for recovering wisdom in our time."--Jacket
Political philosophy by Anthony O'Hear( Book )

20 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new collection of essays from the Royal Institute of Philosophy looks at a wide range of topics in political philosophy ranging from issues such as terrorism, egalitarianism and the just war to considerations of the political philosophy of Edmund Burke, of philosophical liberalism and of the current state of utilitarianism in political thought. There are also treatments of the role of innocence and of emotion in political discourse
Philosophy, biology and life by Anthony O'Hear( Book )

20 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It has been claimed that following the decline of Marxism and Freudianism, Darwinism has become the dominant intellectual paradigm of our day. In the mass media there are many bitter disputes between today's new Darwinians and their opponents, often over religion. But the 'neo-Darwinian paradigm' is not as simple or as seamless as either its advocates or its opponents would sometimes have us believe. Biology is in a state of development which defies the standard stereotypes. The papers in this volume, written by some of the leading philosophers in the field, bring out many of the fascinating and complex issues which arise in current attempts to account for life and its development
Philosophy of science( Book )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is based on the lectures given in The Royal Institute of Philosophy's annual lecture series in London for 2005-6. In it leading figures in the philosophy of science focus on key topics in the subject: realism, natural kinds, scientific progress, the confirmation of theories and the notion of simplicity in theory evaluation, the use of models in science and the relation of physics and metaphysics. There are also discussions of action at a distance, of the relation of science to technology and of lessons from the history of science to the evaluation of university research today. Taken all in all the volume provides a snapshot of some of the liveliest debates in the philosophy of science today, and also to the ways in which issues in the philosophy of science are relevant to philosophy in the wider sense
What philosophy is : an introduction to contemporary philosophy by Anthony O'Hear( Book )

24 editions published between 1985 and 1992 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What sorts of things really exist, in the world or out of it? What can we know about them? How do your thoughts and words relate to reality? What are human beings? What do their freedom and consciousness amount to? How should people act? What would a just society be like? These are the perennial problems of philosophy, which have been examined and debated for thousands of years and are still confronted by philosophers today. In his superb general introduction to contemporary philosophy and its concerns, Anthony O'Hear shows how differing answers to these questions lead to differing conceptions of ourselves and the world
Education, society and human nature : an introduction to the philosophy of education by Anthony O'Hear( )

23 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Picturing the apocalypse : the book of Revelation in the arts over two millennia by Natasha O'Hear( Book )

11 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book of Revelation has been a source of continual fascination for nearly two thousand years. Concepts such as the Lamb of God, the Four Horsemen, the Seventh Seal, the Beasts and Antichrist, the Whore of Babylon, Armageddon, the Millennium, the Last Judgement, the New Jerusalem, and the ubiquitous angels of the Apocalypse have captured the popular imagination. One can hardly open a newspaper or click on a news site without reading about impending financial or climate-change Armageddon, while the concept of the Four Horsemen pervades popular music, gaming, and satire. Yet few people know much about either the basic meaning or original context of these concepts or the multiplicity of different ways in which they have been interpreted by visual artists in particular. The visual history of this most widely illustrated of all the biblical books deserves greater attention. This book fills these gaps in a striking and original way by means of ten concise thematic chapters which explain the origins of these concepts from the book of Revelation in an accessible way. These explanations are augmented and developed via a carefully selected sample of the ways in which the concepts have been treated by artists through the centuries. The 120 visual examples are drawn from a wide range of time periods and media including the ninth-century Trier Apocalypse, thirteenth-century Anglo-Norman Apocalypse Manuscripts such as the Lambeth and Trinity Apocalypses, the fourteenth-century Angers Apocalypse Tapestry, fifteenth-century Apocalypse altarpieces by Van Eyck and Memling, Dürer and Cranach's sixteenth-century Apocalypse woodcuts, and more recently a range of works by William Blake, J.M.W. Turner, Max Beckmann, as well as film posters and film stills, cartoons, and children's book illustrations. The final chapter demonstrates the continuing resonance of all the themes in contemporary religious, political, and popular thinking, while throughout the book a contrast will be drawn between those readers of Revelation who have seen it in terms of earthly revolutions in the here and now, and those who have adopted a more spiritual, other-worldly approach--
 
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Beyond evolution : human nature and the limits of evolutionary explanation
Alternative Names
Hear, Anthony O'

O'Hear, A. 1942-

오히어, 앤서니

Languages
English (412)

German (3)

Italian (3)

Spanish (3)

French (1)

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Karl PopperThe landscape of humanity : art, culture and societyIntroduction to the philosophy of scienceGerman philosophy since KantLogic, thought, and languageCurrent issues in philosophy of mindVerstehen and humane understandingPhilosophy : the good, the true, and the beautiful