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Barrett, William 1913-1992

Works: 51 works in 433 publications in 7 languages and 14,270 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  History  Educational films  Internet videos  Educational television programs  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee, Redactor
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 )

104 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lucid definition of twentieth-century existentialism, examining its origins, the thought of its major spokesmen, and its impact on literature, art, music, and philosophy today
Death of the soul : from Descartes to the computer by William Barrett( Book )

28 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 1,556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ever since Descartes saw nature as a vast, interlocking machine and science banished the soul, philosophers have been uncomfortable with this materialistic outlook. Barrett (Irrational Man here looks at the way in which various thinkers have attempted to put the human soul or self in the forefront of their visions of reality. He discusses Leibniz's energized universe of monads, or individual souls, Hegel's blueprint for self-realization as part of the unfolding of the "world spirit" and the existentialists' belief that anxiety and death are personal problems each of us must wrestle with. Unconvinced by modern descriptions of the mind as a computer, Barrett debunks Alan Turing's claim that a future computer could write first-rate poetry; he also refutes behaviorism and Wittgenstein. This short book engages the reader in an open-ended dialogue with major Western thinkers on the central questions of the soul, death and consciousness
Philosophy in the twentieth century : an anthology by William Barrett( Book )

48 editions published between 1962 and 1971 in English and held by 1,550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is existentialism? by William Barrett( Book )

19 editions published between 1947 and 1965 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

33 editions published between 1976 and 2001 in English and Spanish and held by 1,427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

29 editions published between 1956 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,363 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
Men of ideas by Bryan Magee( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 938 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 )

22 editions published between 1972 and 1984 in English and held by 860 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Irrational man by William Barrett( Book )

30 editions published between 1900 and 1995 in 6 languages and held by 96 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
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 )

20 editions published between 1938 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 78 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 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

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

La morte dell'anima : da Cartesio al computer by William Barrett( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in Italian and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The truants : adventures among the intellectuals by William Barrett( Book )

7 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An associate editor of "Partisan Review" from 1945 to 1952 vividly recalls his close friendship with poet Delmore Schwartz and associations with such influential authors as Mary McCarthy, Sidney Hook, Hannah Arendt, Lionel Trilling, and Edmund Wilson
Heidegger, Kant & time by Charles M Sherover( Book )

6 editions published between 1971 and 1988 in English and held by 11 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
Tragic sense of life by Miguel de Unamuno( Book )

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

A practical, sensible discussion of the war between faith and reason that consumed the twentieth century and continues to rage in the twenty-first century. de Unamuno's philosophy is not the stuff of a rarefied realm but an integral part of fleshly, sensual life, metaphysics that speaks to daily living and the real world
The international development of the Swedish Match Company, 1917-1924 by Lars Hassbring( Book )

3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mencari jiwa : dari Descartes sampai komputer by William Barrett( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in Indonesian and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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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

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Beilide, Weilian 1913-1992

William Barrett philosophe américain

William Barrett (philosopher) Amerikaans filosoof (-1992)

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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