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Kupperman, Joel

Works: 33 works in 217 publications in 5 languages and 14,246 library holdings
Genres: Internet videos  Educational films  History  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Short films  Sponsored films  Television quiz shows  Television programs  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Commentator
Classifications: B121, 170
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Most widely held works about Joel Kupperman
Most widely held works by Joel Kupperman
Learning from Asian philosophy by Joel Kupperman( )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and Chinese and held by 2,810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Value-- and what follows by Joel Kupperman( )

13 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 2,511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How can we know what is worth seeking or avoiding in life? Is there anything to know? If so, is it in some sense personal? This work addresses these questions as it examines the epistemology of value
Classic Asian philosophy : a guide to the essential texts by Joel Kupperman( )

28 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 2,334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In recent years, Asian philosophies have captured increasing attention in the West, setting off a profusion of new translations of classic Asian philosophical texts like the Analects and the Tao te Ching. Yet these texts are often inaccessible to Western readers because of subtleties of the concepts and other difficulties inherent in reading across cultures. Classic Asian Philosophy is designed to give someone new to Asian philosophy a clear sense of its most foundational and widely available texts, ranging from the Upanishads and the Bhagavad Gita through Confucius to Zen. It presents philosophies that are at the roots of the cultures of India, China, Korea, and Japan, as well as other countries of south and east Asia. Each chapter brings a classic text to life, conveying the vitality and appeal of the work, while at the same time explaining its philosophical roots and the reasons for the positions it takes. The only book of its kind, Classic Asian Philosophy is an highly accessible guide to philosophy and culture, as well as a guide to further reading
Character by Joel Kupperman( Book )

28 editions published between 1991 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,023 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We often speak of a person's character--good or bad, strong or weak--and think of it as a guide to how that person will behave in a given situation. Oddly, however, philosophers writing about ethics have had virtually nothing to say about the role of character in ethical behavior. What is character? How does it relate to having a self, or to the process of moral decision? Are we responsible for our characters? Character answers these questions, and goes on to examine the place of character in ethical philosophy. Both the Kantian and utilitarian traditions, Kupperman argues, have largely ignored the ways in which decisions are integrated over time, and instead provide a "snapshot" model of moral decision. Kupperman demonstrates the deficiencies of a number of classic and contemporary ethical theories that do not take account of the idea of character, and offers his own character-based theory. Along the way he touches on such subjects as personal identity, the importance of happiness, moral education, and the definition of a valuable life
Ethical knowledge by Joel Kupperman( Book )

23 editions published between 1970 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethics and qualities of life by Joel Kupperman( )

19 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 968 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ethics and Qualities of Life looks at what enters into ethical judgment and choice. Interpretation of a case and of what the options are is always a factor, as is a sense of the possible values at stake. Intuitions also enter in, but often are unreliable. For a long time it seemed only fair that oldest sons inherited, and struck few people as unfair that women were not allowed to attend universities. A moral judgment is putatively part of a moral order in a society that any reasonable person would accept. But what counts as "reasonable" is generally contestable. The unreliability of intuitions leads naturally to ethical theory. Kantian, contractualist, and consequentialist theories all have some important truth in them, but not the whole truth. Contractualism lacks the resources required for a fully determinate account of what counts as "reasonable". Broad general rules are important to Kant and are at the center of everyday morality. But can Kantian ethics explain why they have to have this central role? Our evolving social contract now contains elements (e.g. the rejection of racism and sexism) that once would have seemed counter-intuitive to most people. But could consequentialists have predicted with entire confidence the consequences of social changes that we now think were desirable? The last part of this book contains a double argument. One is that ethical theory is employed by humans in a state of semi-ignorance of relevant factors, grasping at likely truths and evolved intuitions. The other is that consequentialist considerations have a major role at the fundamental level, but much more in justification or criticism than in ethical discovery."
Ethical knowledge by Joel Kupperman( )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The foundations of morality by Joel Kupperman( Book )

16 editions published between 1982 and 2021 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally published in 1983, this book maintains that the content and character of morality can be understood if it is regarded as a useful societal tool, whose central purposes include the prevention of harm and promotion of security for members of society. At the foundation is the general superiority of policies and attitudes that have good consequences. The book argues that ethics is cognitive' and explores the kinds of ethical knowledge and the ways in which ethical claims can be challenged and justified
Six myths about the good life : thinking about what has value by Joel Kupperman( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Six Myths about the Good Life focuses on the values that are worth aiming for in our lives, a topic central to what has been called Philosophy of Life. We all have ideas about the good life. We think that pleasure makes life better. We want to be happy. We think that achievements make a difference. There is something to all these ideas, but if taken simply and generally they all miss out on something. Six Myths about the Good Life explores what they miss and, in the process, gives a sense of what a good life can be."--Jacket
Philosophy : the fundamental problems by Joel Kupperman( Book )

7 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Human nature : a reader by Joel Kupperman( Book )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This anthology provides a set of distinctive, influential views that explore the mysteries of human nature from a variety of perspectives. It can be read on its own, or in conjunction with Joel Kupperman's text, Theories of Human Nature
Theories of human nature by Joel Kupperman( Book )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Questions for Further Consideration and Recommended Further Reading, which follow each relevant chapter, encourage readers to think further and to craft their own perspectives
Fundamentals of logic; a college course guide by Joel Kupperman( Book )

5 editions published between 1966 and 1968 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fundamentos de lógica by Joel Kupperman( Book )

3 editions published in 1973 in Spanish and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hullyunghan insaeng e kwanhan yŏsŏt kae ŭi sinhwa = Six myths about the good life by Joel Kupperman( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in Korean and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quiz kids( Visual )

2 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quiz show featuring child contestants who compete to answer questions submitted by viewers. This segment moderated by Fran Allison, substituting for the regular 'quiz master'. Includes live commercials for Alka-Seltzer and Bactine antiseptic
Kids must eat( Visual )

3 editions published between 1945 and 2015 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Features the Quiz Kids. Their performance is worked into a film telling the story of the community school lunch program. Sponsored by the United States Department of Agriculture to utilize foods in abundant or in surplus supply, and at the same time promote better nutrition among America's 30 million school children."--Educational film guide, 1946
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2 editions published in 2005 in Korean and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The examined life( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Addresses rights-based theories of ethics, particularly that of Immanuel Kant, and explores some of the implications of his views for particular issues in ethics
Moral Dilemmas ... Can Ethics Help?( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Analyze the relevance of utilitarian, Kantian, and virtue ethics to solving moral dilemmas. Apply each ethical theory to a particular moral dilemma facing a family with a severely impaired newborn
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Classic Asian philosophy : a guide to the essential texts
Value-- and what followsClassic Asian philosophy : a guide to the essential textsCharacterEthical knowledgeEthics and qualities of lifeEthical knowledgeSix myths about the good life : thinking about what has valueTheories of human nature
Alternative Names
Joel J. Kupperman American philosopher

Joel J. Kupperman filòsof estatunidenc

Joel J. Kupperman filósofo estadounidense

Joel J. Kupperman filosofo statunitense

Joel J. Kupperman filósofu estauxunidense

Joel J. Kupperman philosophe américain

Joel Kupperman

Kupperman, Joel.

Kupperman, Joel 1936-

Kupperman, Joel J.

Kupperman, Joel J. 1936-

Kupperman, Joel Jay

Kupperman, Joel Jay‏ 1936-

Kupperman, Joel Jay, 1936-2020

쿠퍼만, 조엘 1936-

쿠퍼먼, 조엘 1936-

쿠퍼먼, 조엘 J. 1936-