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Fogelin, Robert J.

Works: 81 works in 533 publications in 3 languages and 17,335 library holdings
Genres: Introductions  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Director, Other
Classifications: B3376.W564, 192
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Most widely held works by Robert J Fogelin
Wittgenstein by Robert J Fogelin( )

69 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 3,006 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No serious philosopher or student of philosophy can afford to neglect Wittgenstein's work. Professor Fogelin provides an authoritative critical evaluation of both the Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus and Philosophical Investigations, enabling the reader to come to grips with these difficult yet key works. Fogelin explains Wittgenstein's attempt in the Tractatus to combine a picture theory of propositional structure, and also explores Wittgenstein's own criticisms of the Tractarian synthesis. He gives particular attention to topics in the philosophy of language, lo
A defense of Hume on miracles by Robert J Fogelin( )

19 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 1,943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since its publication in the mid-eighteenth century, Hume's discussion of miracles has been the target of severe and often ill-tempered attacks. In this book, one of our leading historians of philosophy offers a systematic response to these attacks." "Arguing that these criticisms have - from the very start - rested on misreadings, Robert Fogelin begins by providing a narrative of the way Hume's argument actually unfolds. What Hume's critics (and even some of his defenders) have failed to see is that Hume's primary argument depends on fixing the appropriate standards of evaluating testimony presented on behalf of a miracle. Given the definition of a miracle, Hume quite resonably argues that the standards for evaluating such testimony must be extremely high. Hume then argues that as a matter of fact, no testimony on behalf of a religious miracle has even come close to meeting the appropriate standards for acceptance. Fogelin illustrates that Hume's critics have consistently misunderstood the structure of this argument - and have saddled Hume with perfectly awful arguments not found in the text. He responds first to some early critics of Hume's argument and then to two recent critics, David Johnson and John Earman. Fogelin's goal, however, is not to "bash the bashers," but rather to show that Hume's treatment of miracles has a coherence, depth, and power that makes it still the best work on the subject."--BOOK JACKET
Taking Wittgenstein at his word : a textual study by Robert J Fogelin( )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Draws out the therapeutic aspects of Wittgenstein's later work by examining his account of rule-following and how he applies the idea in the philosophy of mathematics. This book offers a corrective to the frequent misunderstanding that Wittgenstein's 'paradox of interpretation' is a paradox about meaning
Walking the tightrope of reason : the precarious life of a rational animal by Robert J Fogelin( )

20 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and Japanese and held by 1,659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Walking the Tightrope of Reason, Robert J. Fogelin guides readers through a contradiction that lies at the very heart of philosophical inquiry. Fogelin argues that our rational faculties insist on a purely rational account of the universe, yet at the same time, the inherent limitations of these faculties ensure that we will never fully satisfy that demand. As a result of being driven to this point of paradox, we either comfort ourselves with what Kant called "metaphysical illusions" or adopt a stance of radical skepticism. No middle ground seems possible and, as Fogelin shows, skepticism, even though a healthy dose of it is essential for living a rational life, "has an inherent tendency to become unlimited in its scope, with the result that the edifice of rationality is destroyed." In much Postmodernist thought, for example, skepticism takes the extreme form of absolute relativism, denying the basis for any value distinctions and treating all truth-claims as equally groundless. How reason avoids disgracing itself, walking a fine line between dogmatic belief and self-defeating doubt, is the question Fogelin seeks to answer."--Jacket
Understanding arguments : an introduction to informal logic by Robert J Fogelin( Book )

92 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in English and held by 1,243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teaching you how to construct sound and effective arguments, this lively introductory text uses extensive real-life examples to guide you through the use of both formal and informal logic in academia (and beyond), with: A streamlined and reorganized presentation that focuses on what you really need to know about each topic; New information about a wider range of logical fallacies -- New readings and references on diverse topics such as intelligent design and the humor of Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert; Chapter features--including exercises and discussion questions--that allow you to self-test your analytical skills as you progress through the text; and detailed information about the legal, moral, scientific, religious, and philosophical applications of various arguments
Figuratively speaking by Robert J Fogelin( Book )

33 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, the author examines figures of speech that concern meaning--irony, hyperbole, understatement, similes, metaphors, and others--to show how they work and to explain their attraction. The author contends that figurative language derives its power from the insistence that the reader participate in the text, looking beyond the literal meaning of the figurative language to the meanings that are implied. He demonstrates that the intellectual and aesthetic force of figurative language is derived from the opportunity it provides for unlimited elaboration
Pyrrhonian reflections on knowledge and justification by Robert J Fogelin( )

23 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction: Philosophical Skepticism and Pyrrhonism p. 3 <br>Part I Gettier and the Problem of Knowledge <br>Chapter 1. Gettier Problems p. 15 <br> Gettier’s Formulation p. 15 <br> Gettier’s Reasons for Accepting His First Point p. 16 <br> Gettier’s Understanding of Justification p. 17 <br> A Second Interpretation of Justification p. 18 <br> The Gettier Problems and Nonmonotonicity p. 21 <br> Variations on the Gettier Problems p. 23 <br> Epistemic Responsibility p. 26 <br> Conclusion p. 28 <br>Chapter 2. Fourth-Clause Theories p. 31 <br> Analyses of Knowledge p. 31 <br> Indefeasibility Theories p. 33 <br>Chapter 3. Externalism p. 41 <br> The Attraction of Externalism p. 42 <br> BonJour against the Reliabilists p. 43 <br> Externalist Grounds p. 46 <br> Goldman and Causal Theories of Knowing p. 49 <br> The Move to the Subjunctive p. 54 <br>Chapter 4. Subjunctivism and Subjunctivitis p. 61 <br> Conclusive Reasons p. 61 <br> Subjunctivism p. 66 <br> Subjunctivitis p. 70 <br> Subjunctive Conditionals and Possible Worlds p. 72 <br> Nozick against the "Skeptics," p. 75 <br> The Failure of Epistemic Closure p. 79 <br> Nozick against the Skeptics p. 81 <br> Dretske against Epistemic Closure p. 82 <br>Chapter 5. Epistemic Grace p. 88 <br> Justificatory Procedures p. 89 <br> Doubts p. 90 <br> Levels of Scrutiny p. 93 <br> Is There a Fact of the Matter in Knowing? p. 95 <br> It’s Hard to Say p. 98 <br> Summary of Part I p. 99 <br>Appendix A. The Lottery Paradox and the Preface Paradox p. 102 <br> The Lottery Paradox p. 102 <br> The Preface Paradox p. 105 <br> The Conjunction Principle for Knowledge p. 108 <br>Part II Agrippa and the Problem of Justification <br>Chapter 6. Agrippa and the Problem of Epistemic Justification p. 113 <br> The Problem p. 114 <br> Success Conditions on Theories of Justification p. 117 <br> Theories of Epistemic Justification p. 119 <br>Chapter 7. Foundationalism p. 123 <br> Forms of Foundationalism p. 123 <br> Chisholm’s Version of Foundationalism p. 124 <br> Levels of Justification p. 125 <br> Certainty and the Self-Presenting p. 129 <br> Presumptions p. 132 <br> The Transfer of Justification p. 134 <br> Material Epistemic Principles p. 135 <br> Summary and Evaluation p. 138 <br>Chapter 8. Internal Coherentism p. 146 <br> BonJour’s Version of Coherentism p. 147 <br> Standards of Coherence p. 148 <br> Immediate Problems p. 149 <br> The Doxastic Presumption p. 152 <br> Standard Objections to Coherentism p. 154 <br> Coherence and Observation p. 155 <br> The Multiple-Choice Problem p. 158 <br> Justification and Truth p. 159 <br> An Assessment p. 162 <br> Lehrer and the Isolation Objection p. 162 <br>Chapter 9. External Coherentism p. 170 <br> Davidson’s Version of Coherentism p. 171 <br> The Nature of Coherence p. 172 <br> Truth p. 173 <br> The Skeptical Challenge p. 174 <br> Sensation and Belief p. 175 <br> Meaning and Justification p. 176 <br> The Fundamental Argument p. 176 <br> The Golden Triangle p. 182 <br> Davidson’s Externalist Semantics p. 183 <br> The Problem of Error p. 184 <br> The Cartesian Skeptic’s Reply p. 186 <br> The Pyrrhonian Skeptic’s Reply p. 188 <br>Chapter 10. Pyrrhonism p. 192 <br> Neo-Pyrrhonism p. 192 <br> Again, Is There a Fact of the Matter in Knowing? p. 193 <br> The Pyrrhonist’s Use of Epistemic Terms p. 195 <br> Is Skepticism Statable? p. 196 <br> A Temporary Stopping Point p. 202 <br>Appendix B. Two Wittgensteins p. 205 <br> Turning Things Around p. 206 <br> Holism p. 208 <br> Publicity p. 211 <br> Action p. 215 <br> References p. 223 <br> Index p. 231 <br>
Evidence and meaning: studies in analytic philosophy by Robert J Fogelin( Book )

32 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in English and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hume's skepticism in the Treatise of human nature by Robert J Fogelin( Book )

13 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Routledge philosophy guidebook to Berkeley and the Principles of human knowledge by Robert J Fogelin( Book )

20 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work introduces and assesses the 18th-century philosopher George Berkeley's life and the background to his work "Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge", the ideas and text in the treatise, and Berkeley's continuing importance to philosophy
Philosophical interpretations by Robert J Fogelin( Book )

21 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Fogelin here collects fifteen of his essays, organized around the theme of interpreting philosophical texts. The essays place particular emphasis on understanding the argumentative or dialectical role that passages play in the specific context in which they occur. The somewhat surprising result of taking this principle seriously is that certain traditional, well-worked texts are given a radical re-interpretation. Throughout the essays reprinted here, Fogelin argues that, when carefully read, the philosophical position under consideration has more merit than commonly believed. Included are essays dealing with texts from the works of Plato, Aquinas, Hume, Berkeley, Kant, Price, Hamilton, and Wittgenstein
Hume's skeptical crisis : a textual study by Robert J Fogelin( Book )

15 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, the author provides a textual study of the changes in perspective that emerged as Hume pursued his attempt to introduce the experimental method of reasoning into moral subjects
Vice and virtue in everyday life : introductory readings in ethics by Christina Hoff Sommers( Book )

7 editions published between 1985 and 1989 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Logic : techniques of formal reasoning by Donald Kalish( Book )

15 editions published between 1980 and 2002 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Logic: Techniques of Formal Reasoning is an introductory volume that teaches students to recognize and construct correct deductions. It takes students through all logical steps--from premise to conclusion--and presents appropriate symbols and terms, while giving examples to clarify principles. Logic, 2/e uses models to establish the invalidity of arguments, and includes exercise sets throughout, ranging from easy to challenging. Solutions are provided to selected exercises, and historical remarks discuss major contributions to the theories covered
The big questions : a short introduction to philosophy by Robert C Solomon( Book )

6 editions published between 1990 and 1998 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's time for an introduction to philosophy textbook that you can relate to and enjoy reading! The Big Questions: A Short Introduction to Philosophy tackles the tough issues and helps you formulate your own opinions about course topics while presenting the best philosophical selections available. In this edition, you'll find: New information on topics such as Aristotle's notion of "final cause," the philosophy of language, and Bentham's happiness calculus; Significantly expanded coverage of non-Western philosophies encompassing Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America; Primary source excerpts that offer a taste of the fundamental works in the history of philosophy; Biographical descriptions of famous philosophers and their views to help you understand the humanity behind what are often abstract remarks. --
A new history of philosophy by Wallace I Matson( Book )

6 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction to logic and critical thinking by Merrilee H Salmon( Book )

7 editions published between 1984 and 1989 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a balanced treatment of reasoning in ordinary language and formal techniques that enhance understanding of reasoning. This book contains an extensive treatment of inductive reasoning that includes inductive generalizations and causal arguments. It features prose, numerous examples, and exercises drawn from many areas of knowledge
Right and wrong : basic readings in ethics( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethics and its applications by Baruch A Brody( Book )

6 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introducing philosophy : a text with integrated readings by Robert C Solomon( Book )

5 editions published between 1977 and 1989 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Introducing Philosophy: A Text with Integrated Readings, Ninth Edition, is an exciting and accessible introduction to core philosophical problems and the many ways in which they are, and have been, answered. Insisting both that philosophy is very much alive today and that it is also deeply rooted in the past, acclaimed teacher and author Robert C. Solomon combines substantial selections from significant works in the history of philosophy with excerpts from current philosophy, clarifying the readings and providing context with his own detailed commentary and explanation. Spanning 2,500 years, the selections range from the oldest known fragments to cutting-edge essays in feminism, multiculturalism, and cognitive science. They include work by a multitude of prominent thinkers, from Plato, Confucius, Rene Descartes, and Immanuel Kant to Emma Goldman, Sigmund Freud, Albert Einstein, and Malcolm X."--Jacket
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A defense of Hume on miracles
A defense of Hume on miraclesTaking Wittgenstein at his word : a textual studyWalking the tightrope of reason : the precarious life of a rational animalUnderstanding arguments : an introduction to informal logicFiguratively speakingPyrrhonian reflections on knowledge and justificationRoutledge philosophy guidebook to Berkeley and the Principles of human knowledgePhilosophical interpretations
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Fogelin, Robert

Fogelin, Robert 1932-

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Fogelin, Robert John

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Foglein, Robert J.

Foglein, Robert J. 1932-

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