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Perry, John 1943-

Works: 88 works in 545 publications in 8 languages and 15,000 library holdings
Genres: Introductions  Textbooks  Anecdotes  Conference papers and proceedings  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Narrator, Other, Opponent
Classifications: BD21, 110
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Most widely held works by John Perry
The problem of the essential indexical : and other essays by John Perry( )

31 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in English and held by 1,924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher Description (unedited publisher data) This book includes famous papers such as 'The Problem of the Essential Indexical' and 'Frege on Demonstratives' and 'Cognitive Significance and New Theories of Reference'; papers co-authored with Mark Crimmins ('The Prince and the Phone Booth') and David Israel ('Fodor on Psychological Explanations') and related papers on situation semantics, direct reference, and the structure of belief. Perry has added 'afterwords' that discuss responses to his work by Gareth Evans, Robert Stalnaker, Barbara Partee, Howard Wettstein and others. The word 'I' is called an 'indexical' which means who it stands for depends on who says it, not just on its meaning. Other indexicals are 'you', 'here' and 'now'. Perry discusses how these words work, and why they express important philosophical thoughts. He claims that indexicals pose a challenge to traditional assumptions about language and thought, and for that reason a number of these papers sparked lively debates
Themes from Kaplan by Joseph Almog( )

17 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 1,674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This anthology of essays on the work of David Kaplan, a leading contemporary philosopher of language, sprang from a conference, "Themes from Kaplan," organized by the Center for the Study of Language and Information at Stanford University. The book contains sixteen papers by such distinguished contributors as Robert M. Adams, Roderick Chisholm, Nathan Salmon, and Scott Soames, and includes Kaplan's hitherto uncollected paper, "Demonstratives," which has for twenty years been one of the most influential pieces in the philosophy of language. These essays examine a broad range of themes related to Kaplan's work; some address his work directly, while others are independent discussions of issues provoked by Kaplan's though
Knowledge, possibility, and consciousness by John Perry( )

20 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 1,521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Physicalism is the idea that if everything that goes on is physical, our consciousness and feelings must also be physical. This book defends a view called antecedent physicalism
Introduction to philosophy : classical and contemporary readings by John Perry( Book )

61 editions published between 1985 and 2019 in English and held by 1,181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the fourth edition of an anthology intended for an introductory philosophy course. It is a comprehensive, topically organised anthology of both classical and contemporary philosophy
Personal identity by John Perry( Book )

27 editions published between 1975 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title brings together the vital contributions of distinguished past and contemporary philosophers to the important topic of personal identity. The essays range from John Locke's 17th century attempt to analyse personal identity in terms of memory, to 20th century defences and criticism of the Lockean view
The art of procrastination : a guide to effective dawdling, lollygagging, and postponing by John Perry( Book )

32 editions published between 2012 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains the principles of structured procrastination and provides tips and techniques to chronic procrastinators for developing an attitude of acceptance for their accomplishments while enjoying the time they waste
Situations and attitudes by Jon Barwise( Book )

48 editions published between 1983 and 2000 in English and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Consciousness and the self : new essays by Consciousness and the Self( )

17 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In our everyday activities, the self is ever-present in the back of our minds. We remember what we did the moment before and we think about what we want to do next; we feel happy and energetic, or bored and tired; we have a sense of our goals when we act; we think about what we would like to eat for dinner and we know what our favorite TV show is. In our interactions with others, we think about how they see us, whether they like us or are impressed by us. We have certain emotions related to this keen awareness of ourselves: we feel embarrassed, remorseful, ashamed, proud or confident, because of things we have done or did not do. We see ourselves as continuous in time: what happened to us in the past affects who we are and what we believe now; we make plans for the future because we believe that the future self will be us and will be affected by our current plan and behavior"--
Critical pragmatics : an inquiry into reference and communication by Kepa Korta( )

16 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Critical Pragmatics develops three ideas: language is a way of doing things with words; meanings of phrases and contents of utterances derive ultimately from human intentions; and language combines with other factors to allow humans to achieve communicative goals. In this book, Kepa Korta and John Perry explain why critical pragmatics provides a coherent picture of how parts of language study fit together within the broader picture of human thought and action. They focus on issues about singular reference, that is, talk about particular things, places or people, which have played a central role in the philosophy of language for more than a century. They argue that attention to the 'reflexive' or 'utterance-bound' contents of utterances sheds new light on these old problems. Their important study proposes a new approach to pragmatics and should be of wide interest to philosophers of language and linguists"--
A dialogue on personal identity and immortality by John Perry( Book )

20 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Perry's excellent dialogue makes a complicated topic stimulating and accessible without any sacrifice of scholarly accuracy or thoroughness. Professionals will appreciate the work's command of the issues and depth of argument, while students will find that it excites interest and imagination."--David M. Rosenthal, CUNY, Lehman College
Torture : religious ethics and national security by John Perry( Book )

9 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The problems of philosophy by Bertrand Russell( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bertrand Russell was one of the greatest logicians since Aristotle, and one of the most important philosophers of the past two hundred years. The Problems of Philosophy, one of the most popular works in Russell's prolific collection of writings, has become core reading in philosophy. Clear and accessible, this little book is an intelligible and stimulating guide to those problems of philosophy which often mistakenly make the subject seem too lofty and abstruse for the lay mind. Focusing on problems he believes will provoke positive and constructive discussion, Russell steers the reader through his famous 1910 distinction between "knowledge by acquaintance and knowledge by description," and introduces important theories of Descartes, Kant, Hegel, Hume, Locke, Plato, and others to lay the foundation for philosophical inquiry by general readers and scholars alike.With a new introduction by John Perry that places Russell's writing in its historical and philosophical milieu, this valuable work is a perfect introduction to the field and will continue to stimulate philosophical discussion as it has done for nearly forty years."--Back cover
Identity, personal identity, and the self by John Perry( Book )

12 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume collects a number of Perry's classic works on personal identity as well as four new pieces, ""The Two Faces of Identity,"" ""Persons and Information,"" ""Self-Notions and The Self,"" and ""The Sense of Identity."" Perry's Introduction puts his own work and that of others on the issues of identity and personal identity in the context of philosophical studies of mind and language over the past thirty years
Reference and reflexivity by John Perry( Book )

21 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For this new second edition, Perry has added a new preface and two chapters on the interface between semantics and pragmatics and on the semantics of attitude reports, along with summaries at the end of each chapter. --Book Jacket
Dialogue on good, evil, and the existence of God by John Perry( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Perry--author of the acclaimed Dialogue on Personal Identity and Immortality (Hackett Publishing Co., 1978)--revisits Gretchen Weirob in this lively and absorbing dialogue on good, evil, and the existence of God. In the early part of the work, Gretchen and her friends consider whether evil provides a problem for those who believe in the perfection of God. As the discussion continues they consider the nature of human evil--whether, for example, fully rational actions can be intentionally evil. Recurring themes are the distinction between natural evil and evil done by free agents, and the p
Every gift matters : how your passion can change the world by Carrie Morgridge( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carrie Morgridge shares inspiring stories of powerful gifts in action showing readers how to turn the act of giving into a vehicle for positive change. Drawing on 15 years of experience supporting causes that align with her passions through gifts, Morgridge demonstrates how a smart strategy, high expectations, a deep network, and hands-on personal involvement will ensure that one's gift is compounded over time to have the biggest impact possible. --Publisher's description
Situation theory and its applications by Conference on Situation Theory and Its Application( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of procrastination : a guide to effective dawdling, lollygagging and postponing, or, getting things done by putting them off by John Perry( Recording )

9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This charming and accessible audio educates, entertains, and illuminates a universal subject. Procrastinators will be relieved to learn that actually you can accomplish quite a lot while procrastinating
Situationen und Einstellungen : grundlagen de situationssemantik by Jon Barwise( Book )

9 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in German and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Situation theory and its applications by 1989, Asilomar, Calif.) Conference on Situation Theory and Its Applications (1( Book )

14 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Knowledge, possibility, and consciousness
Themes from KaplanKnowledge, possibility, and consciousnessIntroduction to philosophy : classical and contemporary readingsPersonal identitySituations and attitudesCritical pragmatics : an inquiry into reference and communicationA dialogue on personal identity and immortalityTorture : religious ethics and national security
Alternative Names
John Perry Amerikaans filosoof

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Perry, John R.

Perry, John R. 1943-

Perry, John Richard

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Джон Пери (философ)

Джон Перри

ג'ון פרי פילוסוף אמריקאי

جان پری فیلسوف آمریکایی

جون بيري فيلسوف أمريكي

페리, 존 1943-

페리, 존 R. 1943-

ジョン・ペリー (哲学者)

ペリー, ジョン

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