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Barrett, William 1913-1992

Overview
Works: 46 works in 387 publications in 6 languages and 14,501 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Educational television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee
Classifications: B819, 190
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Most widely held works about William Barrett
 
Most widely held works by William Barrett
Irrational man : a study in existential philosophy by William Barrett( Book )

96 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,929 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Widely recognized as the finest definition of existentialist Philosophy, this book introduced existentialism to America in 1958. Barrett discusses the views of 19th and 20th century existentialists Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Sartre and interprets the impact of their thinking on literature, art, and philosophy. From the Trade Paperback edition
Death of the soul : from Descartes to the computer by William Barrett( Book )

27 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 1,601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is existentialism? by William Barrett( Book )

19 editions published between 1947 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The illusion of technique : a search for meaning in a technological civilization by William Barrett( Book )

29 editions published between 1976 and 2001 in English and Spanish and held by 1,449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zen Buddhism : selected writings of D.T. Suzuki by Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki( Book )

27 editions published between 1956 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No other figure in history has played a bigger part in opening the West to Buddhism than the eminent Zen author, D.T. Suzuki, and in this reissue of his best work readers are given the very heart of Zen teaching. Zen Buddhism, which sold more than 125,000 as an Anchor paperback after its publication in 1956, includes a basic historical background as well as a thorough overview of the techniques for Zen practice. Concepts and terminology such as satori, zazen, and koans, as well as the various elements of this philosophy are all given clear explanations. But while Suzuki takes nothing for granted in the reader's understanding of the fundamentals, he does not give a merely rudimentary overview. Each of the essays included here, particularly those on the unconscious mind and the relation of Zen to Western philosophy, go far beyond other sources for their penetrating insights and timeless wisdom. What is most important about D.T. Suzuki's work, however--and what comes across so powerfully in these selections--is his unparalleled ability to communicate the experiential aspect of Zen. The intensity here with which Zen philosophy comes to life is without parallel in the canon of Buddhist literature. Suzuki stands apart from all teachers before or since because of his exceptional ability to eloquently capture in words the seemingly inexpressible essence of Zen
Philosophy in the twentieth century : an anthology by William Barrett( Book )

8 editions published between 1962 and 1971 in English and held by 1,320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Men of ideas by Bryan Magee( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 964 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifteen dialogues drawn from the highly acclaimed BBC series review the tenets and theories of moral philosophy, political philosophy, the philosophy of language, and the philosophy of science
Time of need: forms of imagination in the twentieth century by William Barrett( Book )

23 editions published between 1972 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ego and instinct; the psychoanalytic view of human nature--revised by Daniel Yankelovich( Book )

12 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and held by 768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fei li xing de ren : cun zai zhe xue yan jiu : cun zai zhu yi de xian dai feng mao yu xi fang chuan tong yuan yuan by William Barrett( Book )

31 editions published between 1900 and 2001 in 6 languages and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gong you si ge bu fen : 1." dang jin shi dai " ; 2. xi fang chuan tong zhong cun zai zhu yi de yuan quan ; 3. cun zai zhu yi da shi ; 4. zheng ti de ren dui li xing de ren. ta men fen bie cong " xian shi ", " li shi ", " li lun ", hu de zhu fang mian dui cun zai zhu yi jin xing le jie shuo
Philosophy in the twentieth century by William Barrett( Book )

7 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heidegger and modern existentialism( Visual )

5 editions published between 1977 and 2004 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Barrett of New York University examines the basic theory of existentialism as founded by Martin Heidegger, and later propagated by Jean-Paul Sartre. Barrett discusses Heidegger's notions of being, existence as task, cosmic roots, and alienation. Sartre's concept of absolute human freedom is discussed as having promoted human dignity and individualism in the impersonal modern society
Aristotle's analysis of movement: its significance for its time by William Barrett( Book )

17 editions published between 1938 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophy in the twentieth century : an anthology by William Barrett( Book )

4 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The illusion of technique : a search for the meaning of life in a technological age by William Barrett( Book )

6 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophy in the twentieth century by William Barrett( Book )

24 editions published between 1962 and 1971 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophy in the twentieth century : an anthology by William Barrett( Book )

1 edition published in 1962 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mei tiao li de ren : cun zai zhe xue de yan jiu by Zhenqiu Tan( Book )

3 editions published between 1969 and 1986 in Chinese and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tragic sense of life in men and nations by Miguel de Unamuno( Book )

6 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The acknowledged masterpiece of Unamuno expresses the anguish of modern man as he is caught up in the struggle between the dictates of reason and the demands of his own heart
Heidegger, Kant & time by Charles M Sherover( Book )

6 editions published between 1971 and 1988 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the greatest merits of Dr. Sherover's excellent book is that it enables us to see Heidegger's thought- in one direction, at least- as an organic outgrowth from his reading of Kant. It thus helps to remove on common misapprehension that Heidegger's thought is odd, idiosyncratic, and not rooted- as in fact it is- in the mainstream of philosophy. Dr. Sherover is able to remove this misunderstanding in great part through the admirable clarity of his exposition; he has succeeded in conveying Heidegger's most abstruse points into plain and understandable English, and so has overcome the formidable barrier of terminology that has blocked so many Heideggerian interpreters. This book is in fact the clearest exposition that I have read of Heidegger's thought at one states of its development. But beyond this valuable job of clarification, by bringing the light of Heidegger to bear upon Kant, this book is also a significant contribution to Kantian scholarship. And that means, of course, a contribution to philosophy itself
 
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Irrational man : a study in existential philosophy
Alternative Names
Bairuide, Weilian, 1913-1992

Baleite, Weilian, 1913-1992

Baretto, Wiriamu, 1913-1992

Barrett, William 1913-

Barrett, William C. 1913-1992

Barrett, William C. (William Christopher), 1913-1992

Barrett, William Christopher

Barrett, William Christopher 1913-

Barrett, William Christopher 1913-1992

Beilide, Weilian, 1913-1992

William Barrett American academic

William Barrett (philosopher) Amerikaans filosoof (-1992)

Вільям Барретт (філософ)

バレット, ウィリアム

白瑞徳・威廉

Languages
English (298)

Chinese (26)

Dutch (13)

Spanish (6)

Japanese (3)

Italian (3)

Covers
Death of the soul : from Descartes to the computerThe illusion of technique : a search for meaning in a technological civilizationZen Buddhism : selected writings of D.T. Suzuki