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Grayling, A. C.

Works: 183 works in 923 publications in 10 languages and 25,549 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Controversial literature  Encyclopedias  Paraphrases  Essays  Biographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Literature 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee, Creator, Compiler, Conceptor, Author of introduction, Other, Contributor
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Most widely held works about A. C Grayling
Most widely held works by A. C Grayling
Wittgenstein by A. C Grayling( Book )

71 editions published between 1988 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 1,481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ludwig Wittgenstein was an extraordinarily original philosopher, whose influence on 20th-century thinking goes well beyond philosophy itself. In this short, non-technical introduction to Wittgenstein's thought, Grayling describes both his early and his later philosophy, the differences and connections between them, and their effect on contemporary thought
Ideas that matter : the concepts that shape the 21st century by A. C Grayling( Book )

25 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and Chinese and held by 1,396 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. Ideas are the cogs that drive history, and in explaining the most complex and influential ones in laymens terms, Ideas that Matter will help every engaged citizen better understand it."--Publisher's description
Friendship by A. C Grayling( Book )

14 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is the nature of friendship, and what is its significance in our lives? How has friendship changed since the ancient Greeks began to analyze it, and how has modern technology altered its very definition? In this fascinating exploration of friendship through the ages, the author, a philosopher, 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. Here the author roves the rich traditions of friendship in literature, culture, art and philosophy, bringing into his discussion familiar pairs as well as unfamiliar, including Achilles and Patroclus, David and Jonathan, Coleridge and Wordsworth, Huck Finn and Jim. He lays out major philosophical interpretations of friendship, then offers his own take, drawing on personal experiences and an acute awareness of vast cultural shifts that have occurred. He addresses Internet-based friendship, contemporary mixed gender friendships, how friendships may supersede family relationships, one's duty within friendship, the idea of friendship to humanity, and other topics of universal interest.--Publisher information
Among the dead cities : the history and moral legacy of the WWII bombing of civilians in Germany and Japan by A. C Grayling( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,232 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
An introduction to philosophical logic by A. C Grayling( Book )

54 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and Chinese and held by 1,032 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
The God argument : the case against religion and for humanism by A. C Grayling( Book )

20 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,016 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
The age of genius : the seventeenth century and the birth of the modern mind by A. C Grayling( Book )

18 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 984 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"
Russell : a very short introduction by A. C Grayling( Book )

24 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and Dutch and held by 957 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
Descartes : the life and times of a genius by A. C Grayling( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and Russian and held by 925 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
Scepticism and the possibility of knowledge by A. C Grayling( )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 898 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 Encyclopædia Britannica guide to the ideas that made the modern world : the ideas that made the modern world( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The good book : a humanist Bible by A. C Grayling( Book )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... Grayling has distilled the work of hundreds of authors and more than one thousand texts using the same techniques ... that produced the holy books of the Judeo-Christian and Islamic religions. Their wit and advice, human stories, tragedies and yearnings, love and consolations are shaped into fourteen constituent parts that recall the Bible in structure: Genesis, Wisdom, Parables, Concord, Lamentations, Consolations, Sages, Songs, Histories, Proverbs, The Lawgiver, Acts, Epistles, and The Good ... For a secular age in which many find that religion no longer speaks to them, 'The Good Book' is a literary tour de force ..."--Solapa
Philosophy : a guide through the subject by A. C Grayling( Book )

20 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and held by 643 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
Against all gods : six polemics on religion and an essay on kindness by A. C Grayling( )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Do religions have an inherent right to be respected? Is atheism itself a form of religion, and can there be such a thing as a 'fundamentalist atheist'? This work tackles these questions head on, exposing the dangerous unreason at the heart of religious faith, highlighting the urgent need we have to reject it in all its forms, without compromise
The challenge of things : thinking through troubled times by A. C Grayling( Book )

11 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 616 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
To set prometheus free : essays on religion, reason and humanity by A. C Grayling( )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2007 Anthony Grayling wrote Against All Gods, a collection of polemical essays attacking religion. Now in To Set Prometheus Free he develops those themes more comprehensively, unpicking the claims and arguments of religious apologists, summarising the views of his fellow secularist (Bertrand Russell in particular detailing the controversy over 'Intelligent Design' and outlining his personal, naturalistic world-view. He robustly calls for humanity to choose deliverance from religion because, as he puts it, 'large portions of mankind remain in some degree in thrall to myt
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 571 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
Berkeley, the central arguments by A. C Grayling( Book )

16 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie over het werk van de Ierse Anglicaanse bisschop en wijsgeer (1685- 1753) met het doel zijn ideeën te herwaarderen
Life, sex, and ideas : the good life without God by A. C Grayling( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A distinctive voice somewhere between Mark Twain and Michel Montaigne" is how Psychology Today described A.C. Grayling. In Life, Sex, and Ideas: The Good Life Without God, readers have the pleasure of hearing this distinctive voice address some of the most serious topics in philosophy---and in our daily lives---including reflections on guns, anger, conflict, war; monsters, madness, decay; liberty, utopia; suicide, loss, and remembrance
The refutation of scepticism by A. C Grayling( Book )

16 editions published between 1985 and 1995 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Among the dead cities : the history and moral legacy of the WWII bombing of civilians in Germany and Japan
Ideas that matter : the concepts that shape the 21st centuryAmong the dead cities : the history and moral legacy of the WWII bombing of civilians in Germany and JapanAn introduction to philosophical logicRussell : a very short introductionDescartes : the life and times of a geniusScepticism and the possibility of knowledgeThe good book : a humanist BiblePhilosophy : a guide through the subject
Alternative Names
A. C. Grayling britischer Philosoph und Schriftsteller

A. C. Grayling Brits filosoof

A. C. Grayling filòsof britànic

A. C. Grayling filósofo británico



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Anthony Clifford Grayling

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Grayling , Anthony Clifford

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Gurēringu, A. C. 1949-

Грейлинг, Энтони

Е. К. Грејлинг

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