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Porter, Noah 1811-1892

Works: 276 works in 1,154 publications in 2 languages and 10,543 library holdings
Genres: History  Dictionaries  Sermons  Church history  Sources  Biography 
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The human intellect : with an introduction upon psychology and the soul by Noah Porter( )

65 editions published between 1868 and 2012 in English and held by 907 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The work now offered to the public was prepared primarily and directly as a text-book for colleges and higher schools. It was also designed secondarily, though not less really, as a manual for more advanced students of psychology and speculative philosophy. The applications of metaphysical philosophy must be familiarized to the mind by ample illustrations and frequent repetition, in order that the meaning and importance of the principles themselves may be understood and appreciated. The philosophy taught in this volume is pronounced and positive in the spiritual and theistic direction, as contrasted with the materialistic and anti-theistic tendency which is so earnestly defended by its advocates as alone worthy to be called scientific. The author, though earnest in his own opinions, has aimed to adhere most rigidly to the methods of true science, and to employ no arguments which he did not believe would endure the severest scrutiny"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
The American colleges and the American public by Noah Porter( Book )

28 editions published between 1870 and 2010 in English and held by 747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An American dictionary of the English language; containing the whole vocabulary of the first edition ... quarto; the entire corrections and improvements of the second edition in ... octavo; to which is prefixed an introductory dissertation on the origin, history, and connection, of the languages of western Asia and Europe, with an explanation of the principles on which languages are formed by Noah Webster( Book )

104 editions published between 1848 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new edition has been carefully prepared in a proprietary compact format : All of the words, definitions, and examples have been preserved, but the explanations of word origins have been omitted to save space, as has Webster's lengthy technical introduction. Scripture references have been standardized in modern format, and many abbreviations have been spelled out for greater understanding. The text has been newly typeset with Charter typeface, making the text highly readable in spite of its small size. --from publisher's preface
A history of philosophy, from Thales to the present time by Friedrich Ueberweg( Book )

38 editions published between 1871 and 1967 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The elements of moral science : theoretical and practical by Noah Porter( Book )

35 editions published between 1884 and 1980 in English and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kant's ethics : a critical exposition by Noah Porter( Book )

26 editions published between 1886 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As its title imports, this treatise is both expository and critical. In expounding Kant's ethical theory to English readers, the writer has thought it best to state this theory very largely in Kant's own language, with such comments as might be required to make it intelligible. He has done this for two reasons, that he might be entirely just to Kant himself, and that he might aid the unpracticed student in the somewhat discouraging task of interpreting the German philosopher. For both these reasons he has often retained Kant's peculiar and frequently highly technical phraseology in order that, by mere repetition, it might become familiar, while yet he has sought to give its meaning in current English, that the student might acquire facility in interpreting the Kantian dialect by its English equivalents. Besides the expository and critical matter thus described the reader will find a brief general introduction, together with a summary or condensed review of the distinctive positions taken by Kant upon the most important topics, such as metaphysics, theology, and faith"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2008 APA, all rights reserved)
Books and reading; or, What books shall I read and how shall I read them? by Noah Porter( Book )

40 editions published between 1871 and 2000 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The educational systems of the Puritans and Jesuits compared : a premium essay, written for "The Society for the Promotion of Collegiate and Theological Education at the West." by Noah Porter( Book )

12 editions published between 1851 and 1983 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sciences of nature versus the science of man : a plea for the science of man by Noah Porter( )

22 editions published between 1871 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Upon musing on the progress of science since Newton I come to the conclusion that Newton would most have desired to see the things which we see and to hear the things which we hear: Would, indeed, that he could live again and witness the completion of the work which he so nobly began. As I awake from my musing, and, abjuring any scepticism which I may have cherished, I confess my faith in modern science. Though hard-hearted as any metaphysician ought to be, I prostrate myself before her shrine--nay, so ardent is my neophytic zeal, that I am tempted to glorify the photographic spectrum which a fellow displayed as a revered relic on his wall. Indeed, had I nothing else to reverence, I could easily worship this. Is it not now an exploded idea that man, or what concerns him, is better worth regarding, than what was called nature by the sophists in the time of Socrates? Is not man himself now in danger of being eliminated out of the kosmos? And as to holding that man has any great significance in the universe, has not the doctrine become fixed that science has to do only with phenomena, i.e., with material phenomena and their relations? Has not man been satisfactorily resolved into nerve-substance and vibrating force, and thus brought under the laws of mechanism? And has it not come to unconscious speech without even the suggestion of unconscious irony, that this is the only way in which man can be scientifically studied, even though by this process he is scientifically disposed of? Is it not now near being demonstrated, that man as body and spirit, as conscience and speech, has been evolved from lower forms of being, with all his furnishings of aspirations, categories and principles; and is it not also a matter of grave question, whether he can long remain in his present transition state--whether, having been evolved from some very indeterminate germ, he may not be evolved into something altogether impalpable? In short, is not man ranked very low in the present estimates of comparative science, and is he not in danger of being very soon left out of them altogether? As there can be no science of nature which does not recognize the science of man, and as the study of nature cannot be prosecuted to the neglect of man, so the study of man will be always furthered by a generous study of nature; that as on the broader field of investigation and culture, so on the narrower field of education and discipline, the scientific study of nature and the scientific study of man are mutually dependent and mutually helpful. We enforce our argument first of all by an analysis of the conception of science. An inductive science of nature presupposes a science of induction, and a science of induction presupposes a science of man. Our position is still further confirmed by the defects in this regard of some of the recent philosophies which are now attracting general attention: positive philosophy, the cerebralists, and finally the thinking of Herbert Spencer." (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
The elements of intellectual science : a manual for schools and colleges by Noah Porter( )

14 editions published between 1871 and 2012 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Textbook presenting an overview of the major areas of the broad field psychology and psychological science. The text first material presented is called an "Introduction: Psychology and the Soul". Next comes a preliminary chapter examining the "Human Intellect: Its Function, Development, and Faculties". The book itself is divided into four major "Parts" containing material grouped under the following titles: "Part First: Presentation and Presentative Knowledge"; "Part Second: Representation and Representative Knowledge"; "Part Third: Thought and Thought Knowledge"; "Part Fourth: Intuition--The categories--First Principles". The preface notes that in accordance with the wishes of many instructors and friends of education, the author has prepared an abridged edition of his work entitled, The Human Intellect, which was first published in 1868. In doing this, he has retained all the leading positions of the original work, with many of the illustrations, occasionally condensing the language, and not infrequently changing the order and method of the argument. Many important topics, less adapted to an elementary work, have been omitted altogether. The controversial and critical observations, have to a large extent been dropped, or greatly abridged. The historical matter has been in part retained, so far as seemed appropriate to a strictly elementary manual. In order, however, to meet the wants of schools, as well as of colleges, some of the matter which is less adapted to beginners, has been printed in smaller type." (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2008 APA, all rights reserved)
History of modern philosophy by Kuno Fischer( Book )

31 editions published between 1887 and 1992 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science and sentiment, with other papers, chiefly philosophical by Noah Porter( )

13 editions published between 1882 and 2015 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The papers which compose this volume have been already given to the public, either as lectures or critical essays. They are philosophical in their themes, but not severely philosophical in their mode of treatment. Most of these themes are of present and active interest to the minds of thoughtful men, and are likely to occupy their attention for the future. By the advice of some of his friends, the Author has collected them for republication, as, in some sort, 'tracts for the times'."--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
Prize essay. : the necessity and means of improving the common schools of Connecticut. by Noah Porter( )

2 editions published in 1846 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The New England meeting house by Noah Porter( Book )

9 editions published between 1883 and 1933 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A historical discourse, delivered by request, before the citizens of Farmington, November 4, 1840, in commemoration of the original settlement of the ancient town, in 1640 by Noah Porter( )

13 editions published between 1841 and 1991 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifteen years in the chapel of Yale college by Noah Porter( Book )

11 editions published between 1887 and 2010 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The elements of intellectual science. A manual for schools and colleges. Abridged from "The human intellect" by Noah Porter( Book )

27 editions published between 1871 and 1897 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Remarks upon an essay concerning human understanding : five tracts by Thomas Burnet( Book )

11 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Books and reading; or, What books shall I read and how shall I read them?
Kant's ethics : a critical expositionBooks and reading; or, What books shall I read and how shall I read them?
Alternative Names
Noah Porter Amerikaans lexicograaf (1811-1892)

Noah Porter filosofo statunitense

Porter, N. 1811-1892

Porter, N. (Noah), 1811-1892

Портер, Ной

نوآ پورتر

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