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Fogelin, Robert J.

Overview
Works: 69 works in 499 publications in 3 languages and 17,299 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( Book )

68 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Fogelin has provided an authoritative critical evaluation of both the Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus and Philosophical Investigations, making these key texts accessible to the general reader
Understanding arguments : an introduction to informal logic by Robert J Fogelin( Book )

84 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in English and held by 1,211 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 )

32 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 652 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
Evidence and meaning: studies in analytic philosophy by Robert J Fogelin( Book )

32 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walking the tightrope of reason : the precarious life of a rational animal by Robert J Fogelin( Book )

20 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and Japanese and held by 534 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
A defense of Hume on miracles by Robert J Fogelin( Book )

19 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 439 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."--Jacket
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 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pyrrhonian reflections on knowledge and justification by Robert J Fogelin( Book )

22 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work examines contemporary theories in knowledge and justification. It presents an analysis of ordinary knowledge claims, showing that they are philosophically unproblematical. It then asks whether theories of justification meet the challenges raised by Empiricus' "Outlines of Pyrrhonism"
Routledge philosophy guidebook to Berkeley and the Principles of human knowledge by Robert J Fogelin( Book )

21 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 365 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
Taking Wittgenstein at his word : a textual study by Robert J Fogelin( Book )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 364 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
Philosophical interpretations by Robert J Fogelin( Book )

20 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of the author's essays on the interpretation of philosophical texts, dealing with the works of Plato, Aquinas Hume, Berkeley, Kant, Price, Hamilton and Wittgenstein. Although many of the selections were first published in journals, several are new to this volume
Logic : techniques of formal reasoning by Donald Kalish( Book )

13 editions published between 1980 and 2002 in English and held by 319 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
Hume's skeptical crisis : a textual study by Robert J Fogelin( Book )

16 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 304 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
The big questions : a short introduction to philosophy by Robert C Solomon( Book )

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

Written by well-known and respected scholar, Robert C. Solomon, this best-selling Introduction to Philosophy text has a student-friendly style and organization. Topics are arranged under big questions with each chapter's discussion of the selected big question self-contained so instructors can choose which, and in what order, topics are presented. The writing style is concise and accessible, and coverage is comprehensive without being intimidating
A new history of philosophy by Wallace I Matson( Book )

5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 267 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 262 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

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

5 editions published between 1977 and 1989 in English and held by 234 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
Ethics and its applications by Baruch A Brody( Book )

6 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Walking the tightrope of reason : the precarious life of a rational animal
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Fogelin, Robert

Fogelin, Robert 1932-

Fogelin, Robert J.

Fogelin, Robert John

Fogelin, Robert John 1932-

Foglein, Robert J.

Foglein, Robert J. 1932-

Robert Fogelin American philosopher

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Understanding arguments : an introduction to informal logicFiguratively speakingWalking the tightrope of reason : the precarious life of a rational animalA defense of Hume on miraclesPyrrhonian reflections on knowledge and justificationRoutledge philosophy guidebook to Berkeley and the Principles of human knowledgeTaking Wittgenstein at his word : a textual studyPhilosophical interpretations