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Ballard, Edward G.

Works: 57 works in 210 publications in 2 languages and 4,860 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Honoree, Thesis advisor, htt, Creator, Other
Classifications: B3279.H94, 142.7
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Most widely held works by Edward G Ballard
Philosophy at the crossroads by Edward G Ballard( Book )

11 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 1,120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Man and technology : toward the measurement of a culture by Edward G Ballard( Book )

17 editions published between 1977 and 1980 in English and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Socratic ignorance, an essay on Platonic self-knowledge by Edward G Ballard( Book )

19 editions published in 1965 in 3 languages and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is intended to offer an interpretation of an important aspect of Plato's philosophy. The matter to be interpreted will be the Platonic myths and doctrines which bear upon self-knowledge and self-ignorance. It is difficult to say in a word just what sort of thing an interpretation is. Rather than attempting to provide a set of rules or meta-rules supposed to define the ideally perfect interpretation, several distinctions will be suggested. I should like to distinguish the philological scholar from the inter preter by saying that the latter uses what the former produces. The function of the scholarly examination of a text is to make an ancient (or foreign) writing available to the contemporary reader. The scholar solves grammatical, lexical, and historical problems and renders his author readable by the person who lacks this scholarly learning and technique. The function of the interpreter is to make use of such available writings in order to render their content more intelligible and useful to a given audience. Thus, he thinks through this content, explains, and re-expresses it in a form which can be easily related to problems, persons, doctrines, or events of another epoch or of another class of readers. At the minimum, the interpretation of a philosophic writing may be thought to prepare its teaching for application to matters which belong in another time or context. Detailed application of a doctrine is, of course, still another thing
Martin Heidegger: in Europe and America by Edward G Ballard( Book )

20 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Most of the articles ... first appeared in The Southern journal of philosophy, v. 8, no. 4, 1970." Includes bibliographical references
Principles of interpretation by Edward G Ballard( Book )

7 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art and analysis; an essay toward a theory in aesthetics by Edward G Ballard( Book )

16 editions published between 1952 and 1957 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aesthetics, fledgling of the philosophic brood, is the most suspect of that family. It is suspected of all the philosophical sins: vagueness, disorder, dogmatism, emotionalism, reductionism, compartmentalization. Sometimes its youth is thought to be a sufficient excuse for these divagations. Sometimes the very nature of its content, involving the waywardness of genius, the remoteness of feeling from intellect, the surd of inspiration in even the mildest appreciation, are believed to condemn aes­ thetics irrevocably to the underside of the civilized man's domain. Some philosophers have gloried in this apparently mystical and a-rational quality and have seen in it the very nature of the beautiful; others have come to regard it, rather, as evidence of the unskillfulness of our minds and have turned away from aesthetic problems to the task of sharpening the aesthetician's language and logic. The laughter of the gods is not difficult to discern through the poetry of the more mystical aesthetician or through the prose of the analysts. Meanwhile the manifold complexities and problems of aesthetic experience invite our understanding. For aesthetic experience is a present fact of human life and may, perhaps, be understood by men. Such, at least, will be the present assumption. This is the reason why the title of this book mentions art together with analysis; for if art is intelligible, the work of art and the experience of it may be analyzed into its functional parts
Philosophy and the liberal arts by Edward G Ballard( Book )

10 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As this collection of essays demonstrates, over a long career Edward Goodwin Ballard has written on a wide range of topics of philosophical interest. Although the present volume can be enjoy­ ably browsed, it is not simply a sampling of his writings. Rather, herein Professor Ballard has chosen and organized essays which pertain to the major concerns of his philosophic life. He has long held that the function of philosophy, particularly in a time such as ours, is the discernment and analysis of basic principles (archai) and their consequences. Indeed, in Philosophy at the Crossroads. he recommended focusing upon the history of philosophy understood as the movement of recognizing and interpreting the shifts in first principles as they reflect and determine human change. For Ballard, the study of the history of philosophy, like philosophy itself, is not so much a body of knowledge as an exercise (an art) whiQh moves the practitioner towards social and individual maturity. He holds, along with Plato and Husserl, that philosophy is a process of conversion to the love of wisdom as well as a grasp of the means for its attainment. Throughout his writings, Ballard has maintained that the difficulties of this journey have to do with the limitations of the pilgrim. Human being is perspectival, finite, and inevitably ignorant. Philosophic command and self -recognition reside in the just assessment of the limits of human knowledge
The philosophy of Jules Lachelier : Du fondement de l'induction. Psychologie et métaphysique. Notes sur le pari de Pascal. by Jules Lachelier( Book )

12 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Husserl : an analysis of his phenomenology by Paul Ricœur( Book )

9 editions published between 1967 and 2007 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Ricoeur was one of the foremost interpreters and translators of Edmund Husserl's philosophy. These nine essays present Ricoeur's interpretation of the most important of Husserl's writings, with emphasis on his philosophy of consciousness rather than his work in logic. In Ricoeur's philosophy, phenomenology and existentialism came of age and these essays provide an introduction to the Husserlian elements which most heavily influenced his own philosophical position
Philosophical perspectives : essays in honor of Edward Goodwin Ballard by Robert C Whittemore( Book )

4 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The problem of truth by Edward G Ballard( )

6 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in Whitehead's philosophy by Edward G Ballard( )

6 editions published between 1961 and 1971 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Nature of the philosophical enterprise by Edward G Ballard( )

5 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in recent philosophy by Andrew J Reck( )

1 edition published in 1963 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in Hegel by Alan B Brinkley( )

3 editions published between 1960 and 1969 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in philosophical psychology by James Kern Feibleman( )

2 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Centennial year number by James Kern Feibleman( )

2 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The year 1959 has been called The Centennial Year in view of the anniversary of the publication of The Origin of SPecies and the centenary of the births of many who later contributed much to the philosophy of the recent past, such as Samuel Alexander, Henri Bergson, John Dewey and Edmund Husser!' The essays in the present volume which are on subjects germane to any of the anniversaries celebrated this year have been placed first in the present volume. CENTENNIAL YEAR NUMBER DARWIN AND SCIENTIFIC METHOD JAMES K. FEIBLEMAN The knowledge of methodology, which is acquired by means of formal education in the various disciplines, is usually com­ municated in abstract form. Harmony and counterpoint in musical composition, the axiomatic method of mathematics, the established laws in physics or in chemistry, the principles of mathematics - all these are taught abstractly. It is only when we come to the method of discovery in experimental science that we find abstract communication failing. The most recent as well as the greatest successes of the experimental sciences have been those scored in modern times, but we know as yet of no abstract way to teach the scientific method. The astonishing pedagogical fact is that this method has never been abstracted and set forth in a fashion which would permit of its easy acquisition. Here is an astonishing oversight indeed, for which the very difficulty of the topic may itself be responsible
Studies in social philosophy by Edward G Ballard( )

2 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A symposium on Kant by Edward G Ballard( )

7 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

HE past does not change; it cannot, for what has happened T cannot be undone. Yet how are we to understand what has happened? Our perspective on it lies in the present, and is subject to continual change. These changes, made in the light of our new knowledge and new experience, call for fresh evaluations and constant reconsideration. It is now one hundred fifty years since the death of Immanuel Kant, and this, the third volume of Tulane Studies in Philosophy is dedicated to the commemoration of the event. The diversity of the contributions to the volume serve as one indication of Kant's persistent importance in philoso phy. His work marks one of the most enormous turns in the whole history of human thought, and there is still much to be done in estimating its achievement. His writings have not been easy to assimilate. The exposition is difficult and labored; it is replete with ambiguities, and even with what often appear to be contradictions. Such writings allow for great latitude in interpretation. Yet who would dare ·to omit Kant from the account? The force of a man's work is measured by his influence on other thinkers; and here, Kant has few superiors. Of no man whose impact upon the history of ideas has been as great as that of Kant can it be said with finality: this 5 6 TULANE STUDIES IN PHILOSOPHY is his philosophy
Studies in American philosophy by Edward G Ballard( Book )

4 editions published between 1955 and 2013 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Martin Heidegger: in Europe and America
Philosophy and the liberal artsHusserl : an analysis of his phenomenologyStudies in Hegel
Alternative Names
Ballard, E. G.

Ballard, Edward G.

Ballard, Edward G. (Edward Goodwin)

Ballard, Edward Goodwin

Ballard, Edward Goodwin 1910-

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