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Rée, Jonathan 1948-

Overview
Works: 82 works in 406 publications in 2 languages and 9,022 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  History  Encyclopedias  Interviews  Biographies  Nonfiction films  Documentary television programs  Documentary films  Biographical films  Nonfiction television programs 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Interviewee, Other, htt, Author of introduction, Collaborator, Interviewer, ed, Host
Classifications: B41, 190.3
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jonathan Rée
The concise encyclopedia of Western philosophy and philosophers by J. O Urmson( )

106 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ever since its first appearance in 1960, this Concise Encyclopedia has been recognised as a classic, providing not only a guide to philosophy at its best, but some remarkable samples of it too. This new edition builds on the strengths of the first and brings it completely up to date, with entries on newly emerging philosophers and on themes as diverse as aesthetics, 'African philosophy', gender, translation and philosophy of mind. The Concise Encyclopedia offers a lively, readable, comprehensive and authoritative treatment of Western philosophy as a whole, incorporating articles by many leading philosophical authors. It serves not only as a convenient reference work, but also as an engaging introduction to philosophy."--Jacket
Descartes by Jonathan Rée( Book )

18 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

African philosophy : myth and reality by Paulin J Hountondji( Book )

3 editions published between 1983 and 1996 in English and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this incisive, original exploration of the nature and future of African philosophy, Paulin J. Hountondji attacks a myth popularized by ethnophilosophers such as Placide Tempels and Alexis Kagame that there is an indigenous, collective African philosophy separate and distinct from the Western philosophical tradition. Hountondji contends that ideological manifestations of this view that stress the uniqueness of the African experience are protonationalist reactions against colonialism conducted, paradoxically, in the terms of colonialist discourse. Hountondji argues that a genuine African philosophy must assimilate and transcend the theoretical heritage of Western philosophy and must reflect a rigorous process of independent scientific inquiry. This edition is updated with a new preface in which Hountondji responds to his critics and clarifies misunderstandings about the book's conceptual framework
Heidegger by Jonathan Rée( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heidegger used his technique of existential analysis to undercut traditional dilemmas of objectivity and subjectivity, rationality and irrationality, absolution and relativism. Truth, he says, is essentially historical
Witcraft : the invention of philosophy in English by Jonathan Rée( Book )

11 editions published between 2019 and 2020 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An ambitious new history of philosophy in English that broadens the canon to include many lesser-known figures. Ludwig Wittgenstein once wrote that "philosophy should be written like poetry." But philosophy has often been presented more prosaically as a long trudge through canonical authors and great works. But what, Jonathan Rée asks, if we instead saw the history of philosophy as a haphazard series of unmapped forest paths, a mass of individual stories showing endurance, inventiveness, bewilderment, anxiety, impatience, and good humor? Here, Jonathan Rée brilliantly retells this history, covering such figures as Descartes, Locke, Kant, Hegel, Marx, Nietzsche, Mill, James, Frege, Wittgenstein, and Sartre. But he also includes authors not usually associated with philosophy, such as William Hazlitt, George Eliot, Darwin, and W. H. Auden. Above all, he uncovers dozens of unremembered figures--puritans, revolutionaries, pantheists, feminists, nihilists, socialists, and scientists--who were passionate and active readers of philosophy, and often authors themselves. Breaking away from high-altitude narratives, he shows how philosophy finds its way into ordinary lives, enriching and transforming them in unexpected ways." -- Publisher's description
Philosophy and its past by Jonathan Rée( Book )

16 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kierkegaard : a critical reader( Book )

12 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beginning with an editorial introduction that outlines the various conflicting approaches to Kierkegaard's work and places them within a historical context, this reader presents new and challenging ways of responding to Kierkegaard's work and ideas
I see a voice : deafness, language, and the senses--a philosophical history by Jonathan Rée( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jonathan Rée tells the astonishing story of the deaf, from the sixteenth century to the present. Rée explores the great debates about deafness and its "cure" between those who believed the deaf should be made to speak and those who advocated non-oral communication. He traces the botched attempts to make language visible through such exotic methods as picture-writing, manual spellings, and vocal photography. And he charts the tortuous progress and final recognition of sign systems as natural languages in their own right
Proletarian philosophers : problems in socialist culture in Britain, 1900-1940 by Jonathan Rée( Book )

16 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophical tales : an essay on philosophy and literature by Jonathan Rée( Book )

11 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Kierkegaard reader by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

11 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This anthology is the first attempt to present a rounded picture of 'Kierkegaard as a philosopher' in English. After an introduction explaining how Kierkegaard viewed the task of 'becoming a philosopher', there are generous extracts from the Concept of Irony and the great pseudonymous works: Either/Or, Fear and Trembling, Repetition, Philosophical Fragments, The Concept of Anxiety, Prefaces, Johannes Climacus and Concluding Unscientific Postscript. Kierkegaard's own attempts to summarise the significance of his writings are also included, so that readers have the opportunity to make up their own minds about the adequacy of his retrospective accounting."
A schoolmaster's war : Harry Rée, British agent in the French resistance by Harry Rée( )

5 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wartime adventures of the legendary SOE agent Harry Ree, told in his own words. A school teacher at the start of the war, Harry Ree renounced his former pacifism with the fall of France in 1940. He was deployed into a secret branch of the British army and parachuted into central France in April 1943. Harry showed a particular talent for winning the confidence of local resisters, and guided them in a series of dramatic sabotage operations, before getting into a hand-to-hand fight with an armed German officer, from which he was lucky to escape. This might seem like a romantic story of heroism and derring-do, but Harry Ree's own war writings, superbly edited and contextualized by his son, the philosopher Jonathan Ree, are far more nuanced, shot through with doubts, regrets, and grief
Critique of dialectical reason by Jean-Paul Sartre( Book )

24 editions published between 1976 and 2004 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critique of Dialectical Reason is the product of a later stage in Sartre's thinking, during which he no longer identified Marxism with the Soviet Union or French Communism but came closer to identifying as a Marxist. It puts forward a revision of Existentialism, and an interpretation of Marxism as a contemporary philosophy par excellence, one that can be criticized only from a reactionary pre-Marxist standpoint
I see a voice : a philosophical history of language, deafness and the senses by Jonathan Rée( Book )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jonathan Rée tells the astonishing story of the deaf, from the sixteenth century to the present. Rée explores the great debates about deafness and its "cure" between those who believed the deaf should be made to speak and those who advocated non-oral communication. He traces the botched attempts to make language visible through such exotic methods as picture-writing, manual spellings, and vocal photography. And he charts the tortuous progress and final recognition of sign systems as natural languages in their own right
Hélène Cixous by Hélène Cixous( Visual )

7 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this interview, Hélène Cixous explores her childhood as a Jewess in French-occupied Algiers and the impact it had on her work in the area of feminist theory and on her personal politics"--Container
Edward Said : the last interview by Edward W Said( Visual )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edward Said discusses his postcolonial theory and how it applies to modern culture, from politics to literature. He exposes the Western image of the East as an artificial construct that is still retained today. He discusses Palestine as a politically expedient construct of Europe; argues the right of Palestine to exist as an independent, self-governing nation; and traces the origins of European attitudes toward the Arab world through the literature of E.M. Forster, T.S. Eliot, Joseph Conrad, and Chinua Achebe
Critique of dialectical reason by Jean-Paul Sartre( Book )

10 editions published between 1976 and 1991 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Julia Kristeva( Visual )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this program, French feminist theorist Kristeva explains her theory of difference and its importance to literature, institutions of higher education, and politics"--Container
Jacques Derrida by Philippe Collin( Visual )

9 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jacques Derrida argues his theories in this program. Derrida begins with a frank discussion on the ethical problems of Deconstruction, especially in relation to human rights
Hai de ge by Lei En( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in Chinese and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The concise encyclopedia of Western philosophy and philosophers
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HeideggerKierkegaard : a critical readerI see a voice : deafness, language, and the senses--a philosophical historyThe Kierkegaard readerCritique of dialectical reasonI see a voice : a philosophical history of language, deafness and the senses
Alternative Names
Jonathan Rée britischer Historiker und Philosoph

Jonathan Rée British historian and philosopher

Jonathan Rée Brits historicus van de moderne tijd

רי, ג'ונתן, 1948-

Languages
English (293)

Chinese (1)