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Schneewind, J. B. (Jerome B.) 1930-

Works: 56 works in 374 publications in 4 languages and 12,413 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Essays  Conference papers and proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Other, Compiler, Dedicatee
Classifications: B2766.E6, 170
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Most widely held works by J. B Schneewind
Foundations of the metaphysics of morals, and What is enlightenment? by Immanuel Kant( )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 1,740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Foundations is for the general reader who possesses 'common rational knowledge of morality' but lacks a philosophical theory of it."--Translator's introduction
Giving : Western ideas of philanthropy( )

8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1,653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What ways do we have for understanding charity and philanthropy? How do we come to think in these ways? In this volume, historians of antiquity, the middle ages, early modern thought, and the Victorian era discuss the evolution of thinking about and practicing voluntary giving. An economist and an anthropologist bring their disciplines to bear in showing some aspects of how charity functions now. A historian of African American life in the United States examines traditions of giving in a minority community. The director of a major source of foreign aid discusses the way it all looks from the field
Mill; a collection of critical essays by J. B Schneewind( Book )

30 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sidgwick's ethics and Victorian moral philosophy by J. B Schneewind( Book )

35 editions published between 1977 and 2007 in English and held by 1,173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This analysis of Sidgwick's 'Methods of Ethics' discusses why Sidgwick made his philosophy a synthesis of his predecessors' work. The second part involves a commentary on the main topics of 'Methods', while the third part examines Sidgwick's critique of the two main ethical theories that developed after the publication of his work
Philosophy in history : essays on the historiography of philosophy by Richard Rorty( Book )

36 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and held by 1,038 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sixteen essays in this volume confront the current debate about the relationship between philosophy and its history. On the one hand intellectual historians commonly accuse philosophers of writing bad - anachronistic - history of philosophy, and on the other, philosophers have accused intellectual historians of writing bad - antiquarian - history of philosophy. The essays here address this controversy and ask what purpose the history of philosophy should serve. Part I contains more purely theoretical and methodological discussion, of such questions as whether there are 'timeless' philosophical problems, whether the issues of one epoch are commensurable with those of another, and what style is appropriate to the historiography of the subject. The essays in Part II consider a number of case-histories. They present important revisionist scholarship and original contributions on topics drawn from ancient, early modern and more recent philosophy. All the essays have been specially commissioned, and the contributors include many of the leading figures in the field. The volume as a whole will be of vital interest to everyone concerned with the study of philosophy and of its history
The invention of autonomy : a history of modern moral philosophy by J. B Schneewind( Book )

39 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,002 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is the most comprehensive study ever written of the history of moral philosophy in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Its aim is to set Kant's still influential ethics in its historical context by showing in detail what the central questions in moral philosophy were for him and how he arrived at his own distinctive ethical views. In its range, its analyses of many philosophers not usually considered in histories of ethics, and its discussions of the interweaving of religious and political concerns with moral philosophy, this is an unprecedented account of the developments that led up to Kant's ethics. Extensive quotations allow the reader to understand the philosophy through the vocabularies that the philosophers themselves used
Lectures on ethics by Immanuel Kant( Book )

25 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume contains four versions of the lecture notes taken by Kant's students in his university courses in ethics given regularly over a period of some thirty years. The notes are very comprehensive and expound not only Kant's views on ethics but many of his opinions on life and human nature as well"--Page 4 of cover
Moral philosophy from Montaigne to Kant : an anthology by J. B Schneewind( Book )

34 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This anthology contains excerpts from some thirty-two important seventeenth- and eighteenth-century moral philosophers. Including a substantial introduction and extensive bibliographies, the anthology facilitates the study and teaching of early modern moral philosophy in its crucial formative period. In addition to well-known thinkers such as Hobbes, Hume, and Kant, there are excerpts from a wide range of philosophers never previously assembled in one text, such as Grotius, Pufendorf, Nicole, Clarke, Leibniz, Malebranche, Holbach, and Paley. Some of the writers, such as Crusius and Wolff, have never appeared in English before." "Originally issued as a two-volume edition in 1990, the anthology is now re-issued, with a new foreword by Professor Schneewind, as a one-volume anthology to serve as a companion to his highly successful history of modern ethics, The Invention of Autonomy. The anthology provides many of the sources discussed in The Invention of Autonomy and taken together the two volumes will be an invaluable resource for the teaching of the history of modern moral philosophy."--Jacket
New essays on the history of autonomy : a collection honoring J.B. Schneewind( )

14 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Kantian autonomy is often thought to be independent of time and place, but J.B. Schneewind in his study, The Invention of Autonomy, has shown that there is much to be learned by setting Kant's moral philosophy in the context of the history of modern moral philosophy. The authors in the collection continue Schneewind's project by relating Kant's work to the historical context of his predecessors and to the empirical context of human agency. This will be a valuable resource for professionals and advanced students in philosophy, the history of ideas, and the history of political thought."--Jacket
Essays on the history of moral philosophy by J. B Schneewind( Book )

17 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

J.B. Schneewind presents a selection of his published essays on ethics, the history of ethics and moral psychology, together with a new piece offering an intellectual autobiography. The essays range across the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries, with a particular focus on Kant and his relation to earlier thinkers
An enquiry concerning the principles of morals by David Hume( Book )

12 editions published between 1983 and 2000 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A splendid edition. Schneewind's illuminating introduction succinctly situates the Enquiry in its historical context, clarifying its relationship to Calvinism, to Newtonian science, and to earlier moral philosophers, and providing a persuasive account of Hume's ethical naturalism."--Martha C. Nussbaum, Brown University
Mill's essays on literature and society by John Stuart Mill( Book )

12 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mill's ethical writings by John Stuart Mill( Book )

7 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Backgrounds of English Victorian literature by J. B Schneewind( Book )

7 editions published in 1970 in English and Italian and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reason, ethics, and society : themes from Kurt Baier, with his responses( Book )

10 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teaching new histories of philosophy : proceedings of a conference, University Center for Human Values, Princeton University, April 4-6, 2003( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The basic writings of John Stuart Mill by John Stuart Mill( )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The writings of John Stuart Mill have become the cornerstone of political liberalism. Collected for the first time in this volume are Mill's three seminal and most widely read works: On Liberty, The Subjection of Women, and Utilitarianism. A brilliant defense of individual rights versus the power of the state, On Liberty is essential reading for anyone interested in political thought and theory. As Bertrand Russell reflected, "On Liberty remains a classic ... the present world would be better than it is, if [Mill's] principles were more respected." This Modern Library Paperback Classics edition includes newly commissioned endnotes and commentary by Dale E. Miller, and an index. From the Trade Paperback edition
La filosofía en la historia : ensayos de historiografía de la filosofía by Richard Rorty( Book )

6 editions published in 1990 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Los ensayos contenidos en este volumen examinan la actual controversia sobre la relación entre la filosofía y su historia. Por una parte, los historiadores de la vida intelectual suelen acusar a los filósofos de escribir historias de la filosofía deleznables, anacrónicas; por la otra, los filósofos suelen acusar a los historiadores intelectuales de escribir historias de la filosofía obsoletas, propias de aficionados a las antigüedades. Los ensayos aquí reunidos se ocupan de esa controversia y se interrogan acerca de cuál debe ser la finalidad de la historia de la filosofía. Con un enfoque esencialmente teorético y metodológico analizan cuestiones como la de saber si existen problemas filosóficos, si los problemas de una época son conmensurables con los de otra distinta, y cuál es el estilo adecuado a la hisoriografía del tema. Todos los ensayos fueron encargados especialmente, y entre sus autores se encuentran muchas de las figuras más destacadas de la disciplina. El volumen, en su conjunto, será de indudable utilidad para todos cuantos se interesan por el estudio de la filosofía y de su historia."--Contratapa
Alfred North Whitehead : the man and his work by Victor Lowe( Book )

8 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Goodness & advice by Judith Jarvis Thomson( )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How should we live? What do we owe to other people? In Goodness and Advice, the eminent philosopher Judith Jarvis Thomson explores how we should go about answering such fundamental questions. In doing so, she makes major advances in moral philosophy, pointing to some deep problems for influential moral theories and describing the structure of a new and much more promising theory."--Jacket
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Philosophy in history : essays on the historiography of philosophy
Alternative Names
J. B. Schneewind Amerikaans filosoof

J. B. Schneewind filósofo estadounidense

J. B. Schneewind filosofo statunitense

Jerome B. Schneewind

Jerome B. Schneewind philosophe américain

Jerome Schneewind

Schneewind, J.B

Schneewind, J. B. 1930-

Schneewind, J. B. (Jerome Borges), 1930-

Schneewind, Jerome B.

Schneewind, Jerome B. 1930-

Schneewind, Jerome Borges

Schneewind, Jerome Borges 1930-

シュナイウィンド, J.B.

English (307)

Spanish (13)

French (3)

Italian (1)

Giving : Western ideas of philanthropySidgwick's ethics and Victorian moral philosophyPhilosophy in history : essays on the historiography of philosophyThe invention of autonomy : a history of modern moral philosophyLectures on ethicsMoral philosophy from Montaigne to Kant : an anthologyNew essays on the history of autonomy : a collection honoring J.B. SchneewindEssays on the history of moral philosophy