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Grayling, A. C.

Works: 138 works in 717 publications in 5 languages and 22,205 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Encyclopedias  Popular works  Controversial literature  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Introductions 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Compiler, Conceptor, Other, Creator
Classifications: BD21, 192
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Most widely held works about A. C Grayling
Most widely held works by A. C Grayling
Among the dead cities : the history and moral legacy of the WWII bombing of civilians in Germany and Japan by A. C Grayling( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the bombings that lead to "dead cities" in Germany, those cities that were 90% destroyed, and how that killed hundreds of thousands of civilians and destroyed cultures
Ideas that matter : the concepts that shape the 21st century by A. C Grayling( Book )

27 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ideas can, and do, change the world. Just as Marxism, existentialism, and feminism shaped the last century, so fundamentalism, globalization, and bioethics are transforming our world now. In "Ideas that Matter," renowned philosopher A.C. Grayling provides a personal dictionary of the ideas that will shape our world in the decades to come. With customary wit, fire, and erudition, Grayling ranges across the gamut of essential theories, movements, and philosophies--from animal rights to neurophilosophy to war crimes--provoking and elucidating throughout--Book jacket
An introduction to philosophical logic by A. C Grayling( Book )

50 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and Chinese and held by 1,028 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu jie shao le dang dai xi fang ying yu guo jia fen xi zhe xue yi xie zui zhong yao de ji ben gai nian, ji shi fan ying le fen xi zhe xue, ying mei yu yan zhe xue de xin jin zhan
Philosophy : a guide through the subject by A. C Grayling( Book )

61 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 995 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an introduction to and guide through philosophy. It is intended to orientate, assist, and stimulate the reader at every stage in the study of the subject. Eleven extended essays have been specially commissioned from leading philosophers; each surveys a major area of the subject and offers an accessible but sophisticated account of the main debates. This is real philosophy, not simplified philosophy: it will be accessible for the beginner but equally valuable for the third-year student. Deep and challenging questions are not shirked; the reader will be given a sense of involvement in the practice of philosophy today
The God argument : the case against religion and for humanism by A. C Grayling( Book )

15 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthony Grayling offers a definitive examination of the arguments for and against religion and religious belief, and an in-depth exploration of the humanist outlook that recommends itself as the ethics of the genuinely reflective person
Descartes : the life and times of a genius by A. C Grayling( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the life of René Descartes, the seminal scientist, mathematician, traveler, soldier, and spy who transformed seventeenth-century Europe and became the father of modern philosophy
Russell : a very short introduction by A. C Grayling( Book )

22 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bertrand Russell was one of the most famous and important philosophers of the twentieth century. In this account of his life and work A.C. Grayling introduces both Russell's contributions to logic and philosophy, and his wide-ranging views on education, politics, war, and sexual morality." "Russell is credited with being one of the founders of modern analytic philosophy, and also with playing an important part in the revolution in social attitudes witnessed throughout the world. This introduction gives a clear survey of Russell's achievements across their whole range."--Jacket
Friendship by A. C Grayling( Book )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is the nature of friendship, and what is its significance in our lives? The author tracks historical ideas of friendship, gathers a diversity of friendship stories from the annals of myth and literature, and provides unexpected insights into our friends, ourselves, and the role of friendships in an ethical life
The age of genius : the seventeenth century and the birth of the modern mind by A. C Grayling( Book )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and Dutch and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Explores the eventful intertwining of outward event and inner intellectual life to tell, in all its richness and depth, the story of the 17th century in Europe. It was a time of creativity unparalleled in history before or since, from science to the arts, from philosophy to politics ... Grayling points to three primary factors [behind this epochal shift]: the rise of vernacular (popular) languages in philosophy, theology, science, and literature; the rise of the individual as a general and not merely an aristocratic type; and the invention and application of instruments and measurement in the study of the natural world"
Meditations for the humanist : ethics for a secular age by A. C Grayling( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meditations for the humanist: ethics for a secular age is a wide-ranging magnanimous inquiry into the philosophical and ethical questions that bear most strongly on the human condition. Containing nearly fifty linked commentaries on topics ranging from love, lying, perseverance, revenge, racism, religion, history, loyalty, health, and leisure, Meditations for the humanist does not offer definitive statements but rather prompts to reflection. These brief essays serve as springboards to the kind of thoughtful examination without which, as Socrates famously claimed, life is not worth living. The book is divided into three sections-Virtues and Attributes, Foes and Fallacies, and Amenities and Goods-and within these sections essays are grouped into related clusters. But each piece can be read alone and each is characterized by brevity, wit, and a liveliness of mind that recalls the best of Montaigne and Samuel Johnson. Grayling's own perspective on these subjects is broadened and deepened by liberal quotations from Sophocles and Shakespeare to Byron, Twain, Proust, Simone de Beauvoir, Martin Luther King, Jr., and many others. For those wishing to explore ethical issues outside the framework of organized religious belief, Meditations for the humanist offers an inviting map to the country of philosophical reflection
Life, sex, and ideas : the good life without God by A. C Grayling( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A civilized society, says Grayling, is one which never ceases having a discussion with itself about what human life should best be. In this book, Grayling adds to this discussion a series of short informal essays about ethics, ideas, and culture. A recurring theme is religion, of which he writes "there is no greater social evil." He argues, for instance, that liberal education is better than religion for inculcating moral values. "Education in literature, history, and appreciation of the arts," he says, "opens the possibility for us to live more reflectively and knowledgeably, especially about the nature and variety of human experience. That in turn increases our capacity for understanding others better, so that we can treat them with respect and sympathy, however different their outlook on life." Thought provoking rather than definitive, these essays don't tell readers what to think, but only note what has been thought about how it is best to live
Berkeley, the central arguments by A. C Grayling( Book )

16 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie over het werk van de Ierse Anglicaanse bisschop en wijsgeer (1685- 1753) met het doel zijn ideeën te herwaarderen
The challenge of things : thinking through troubled times by A. C Grayling( Book )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A. C. Grayling's lucid and stimulating books, based on the idea that philosophy should engage with the world and make itself useful, are immensely popular.The Challenge of Things joins earlier collections like The Reason of Things and Thinking of Answers, but this time to collect Grayling's recent writings on the world in a time of war and conflict. In describing and exposing the dark side of things, he also explores ways out of the habits and prejudices of mind that would otherwise trap us forever in the deadly impasses of conflicts of all kinds.Whether he is writing about the First World War and its legacy, free speech, the advantages of an atheist prime minister or the role of science in the arts, his essays are always enlightening, enlivening and hopeful
Toward the light of liberty : the struggles for freedom and rights that made the modern Western world by A. C Grayling( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Do we take our liberties for granted at the risk of losing them in the war on terror? Grayling (Descartes: The Life and Times of a Genius), a professor of philosophy at Birkbeck College, University of London, and a leading British public intellectual, believes so. This book is, in some respects, an old-fashioned, triumphalist history of the rise of Western liberty since the 16th century (with Martin Luther, John Locke and Elizabeth Cady Stanton playing leading roles), but nevertheless serves as a stirring call to arms to defend freedom from its enemies within and without. Grayling argues that the struggle for liberty has been one of sacrifice and hardship on the part of many heroic individuals. Despite the blood and the violence, it has been worth it. Today's ordinary Western citizen is, in sixteenth-century terms, a lord: a possessor of rights, entitlements, opportunities and resources that only an aristocrat of that earlier period could hope for. But, Grayling somberly writes, the process of losing our inheritance of liberty might have already begun.--From publisher's description
The refutation of scepticism by A. C Grayling( Book )

16 editions published between 1985 and 1995 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thinking of answers : questions in the philosophy of everyday life by A. C Grayling( Book )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As in his previous books of popular philosophy, including the best-selling "The Reason of Things and The Meaning of Things", rather than presenting a set of categorical answers to philosophical questions, Grayling offers instead suggestions for how to think about every aspect of the question, and arrive at one's own conclusions
Scepticism and the possibility of knowledge by A. C Grayling( Book )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A.C. Grayling tackles scepticism - a subject of particular resonance today, when belief (religious or otherwise) - can shape the world. He brings complex theories to life as he examines what we know, and how we know it
The good book : a secular bible by A. C Grayling( Book )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on the wisdom of 2,500 years of contemplative non-religious writing on all that it means to be human - from the origins of the universe to small matters of courtesy and kindness in everyday life - A.C. Grayling, Britain's most popular and widely read philosopher, has created a secular bible
Britannica guide to the ideas that made the modern world : the people, philosophy and history of the Enlightenment by Constable & Robinson( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the early years of the twenty-first century, ideas first proposed over two hundred years ago could not be more compelling. The Enlightenment of the seventeenth century in response to upheaval and uncertainty laid the foundation stone for modern society. A vital primer on the philosophers, thinkers, and scientists-including Isaac Newton, John Locke, Voltaire and Spinoza-whose thoughts and ideas created the modern world."--Publisher description
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Among the dead cities : the history and moral legacy of the WWII bombing of civilians in Germany and Japan
Alternative Names
A. C. Grayling britischer Philosoph und Schriftsteller

A. C. Grayling Brits filosoof



Anthony C. Grayling

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Grayling , Anthony Clifford

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Gurēringu, A. C. 1949-

Грейлинг, Энтони

Е. К. Грејлинг

أنتوني جرايلنج

ای. سی. گریلینگ فیلسوف بریتانیایی

ئانتنی گرەیلینگ

그레일링, A. C

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グレイリング, A. C

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Ideas that matter : the concepts that shape the 21st centuryAn introduction to philosophical logicPhilosophy : a guide through the subjectDescartes : the life and times of a geniusRussell : a very short introductionMeditations for the humanist : ethics for a secular ageLife, sex, and ideas : the good life without GodToward the light of liberty : the struggles for freedom and rights that made the modern Western world