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Pollock, John L.

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Works: 28 works in 214 publications in 5 languages and 10,795 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Naval history  Military history 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: BD161, 121
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Most widely held works about John L Pollock
 
Most widely held works by John L Pollock
Contemporary theories of knowledge by John L Pollock( Book )

34 editions published between 1986 and 1999 in English and held by 936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new edition of the classic Contemporary Theories of Knowledge has been significantly updated to include analyses of the recent literature in epistemology. Rather than merely making slight amendments to the first edition, Pollock and Cruz have undertaken a groundbreaking assessment of twentieth-century epistemology. This book is both an advanced textbook offering traditional discussions of foundationalism, coherentism, and reliabilism and a detailed treatise on the authors' own distinctive view, direct realism
Knowledge and justification by John L Pollock( Book )

20 editions published between 1974 and 2016 in English and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most firmly entrenched beliefs of contemporary philosophy is that the only way to analyze a concept is to state its truth conditions. In epistemology this has led to the search for reductive analyses, to phenomenalism, behaviorism, and their analogues in other areas of knowledge. Arguing that these attempts at reductive analysis have invariably failed, John L. Pollock defends an alternative theory of conceptual analysis in this book. The author suggests that concepts should be analyzed in terms of their justification conditions rather than their truth conditions. After laying a th
Language and thought by John L Pollock( Book )

17 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophy and AI : essays at the interface by Robert Cummins( Book )

15 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophers have found that the concepts and technology of artificial intelligence provide useful ways to test theories of knowledge and reason. Conversely, researchers in artificial intelligence, noting that the production of information-processing systems requires a prior theory of rationality, have begun writing philosophy. Philosophy and AI presents invited contributions that focus on the different perspectives and techniques that philosophy and AI bring to the theory of rationality
How to build a person : a prolegomenon by John L Pollock( Book )

18 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Technical methods in philosophy by John L Pollock( Book )

9 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The foundations of philosophical semantics by John L Pollock( Book )

11 editions published between 1984 and 2017 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Subjunctive reasoning by John L Pollock( Book )

13 editions published in 1976 in 4 languages and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cognitive carpentry : a blueprint for how to build a person by John L Pollock( Book )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Nomic probability and the foundations of induction by John L Pollock( Book )

18 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book Pollock examines the subject of probabilistic reasoning, making general philosophical sense of objective probabilities and exploring their relationship to the problem of induction. His main claim is that the fundamental notion of probability is nomic -- that is, it involves the notion of natural law, valid across all possible worlds
Introduction to symbolic logic by John L Pollock( Book )

13 editions published between 1969 and 1985 in English and Chinese and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thinking about acting : logical foundations for rational decision making by John L Pollock( Book )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"John Pollock aims to construct a theory of rational decision making for real agents - not ideal agents. Real agents have limited cognitive powers, but traditional theories of rationality have applied only to idealized agents that lack such constraints. Pollock argues that theories of ideal rationality are largely irrelevant to the decision making of real agents. We need a theory of "real rationality" in its place. Thinking about Acting aims to do just that."--Jacket
Fu hao luo ji dao yin by John L Pollock( Book )

2 editions published in 1971 in Chinese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyticity and implication by John L Pollock( )

2 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wilberforce by John Pollock( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Epistemologia procedurale by John L Pollock( )

1 edition published in 2000 in Italian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A plethora of epistemological theories by John L Pollock( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Napoleon's strategic failures by John L Pollock( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Napoleon Bonaparte is generally regarded as a brilliant strategist by students of history. This paper will highlight five strategic areas in which he was clearly lacking. These areas are Strategic Leadership Competencies, Army Strategy, Naval Strategy, Economic Strategy and Team Building. Overall, these areas contributed to his downfall, but his failing was clearly his inability to understand that he could not achieve his strategic goals through military means alone. He failed to comprehend that he should have employed in concert all the elements of power - economics, diplomacy, information, etc, to achieve these ends. Given these lessons, and today's complex world environment, the Army should examine its own education system and consider teaching strategic leadership earlier in an officer's military career
Philosophy and AI : essays at the interface( )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Subjunctive Reasoning by John L Pollock( )

2 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Contemporary theories of knowledge
Alternative Names
John L. Pollock American philosopher

Pollock, J. L.

Pollock, John

Pollock, John 1940-

Languages
English (193)

Chinese (5)

German (1)

Italian (1)

Dutch (1)

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Philosophy and AI : essays at the interfaceHow to build a person : a prolegomenonSubjunctive reasoningCognitive carpentry : a blueprint for how to build a personNomic probability and the foundations of inductionThinking about acting : logical foundations for rational decision makingPhilosophy and AI : essays at the interface