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Tooley, Michael 1941-

Works: 62 works in 227 publications in 3 languages and 7,816 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by Michael Tooley
Time, tense, and causation by Michael Tooley( )

40 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and Italian and held by 1,730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael Tooley presents a major new philosophical study of time and its relation to causation. The nature of time has always been one of the most fascinating and perplexing problems in philosophy. In recent years, it has become the focus of vigorous debate between advocates of rival theories, as traditional, 'tensed' accounts of time, which hold that time has a direction and that the flow of time is part of the nature of the universe, have been challenged by 'tenseless' accounts of time, according to which past, present, and future are merely subjective features of events, rather than objective properties of events. Time, Tense, and Causation offers a new approach, in many ways intermediate between these two rivals. Tooley shares with tensed approaches the view that the universe is dynamic, holding that the past and the present are real while the future is not; but he rejects the view that this entails that there are irreducible tensed facts. Tooley's approach accounts for time in terms of its relation to causation: he argues that the direction of time is based upon the direction of causation, and that the key to understanding the dynamic nature of the universe lies in the nature of causation. He also offer analyses of tensed concepts, and discusses semantic issues concerning truth and time. Finally, addressing the formidable difficulties posed for tensed accounts of time by the Special Theory of Relativity, he suggests that a modified version of the theory, compatible with the account of time in this book, is to be preferred to the standard version
Abortion and infanticide by Michael Tooley( Book )

24 editions published between 1981 and 1986 in English and held by 1,171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings on laws of nature by John W Carroll( )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,023 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rights and wrongs of abortion by Marshall Cohen( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 873 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The essays in this book originally appeared in the quarterly journal Philosophy & public affairs."
Knowledge of God by Alvin Plantinga( Book )

17 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is belief in God justified? That's the fundamental question at the heart of this book. Alvin Plantinga and Michael Tooley each tackle the matter with distinctive arguments from opposing perspectives. The book opens with an explanation of the philosophers' viewpoints, followed by a lively debate in which each directly responds to the other's arguments
Causation by Ernest Sosa( Book )

24 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abortion : three perspectives by Michael Tooley( Book )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: Moving beyond traditional "liberal versus conservative" arguments for and against abortion, Abortion: Three Perspectives is an up-to-date, accessible, and engaging exploration of this highly contentious issue. Featuring a triangular debate between four prominent moral and political philosophers, it presents three different political perspectives: Michael Tooley argues the "liberal" pro-choice approach; Philip E. Devine and Celia Wolf-Devine argue the "communitarian" pro-life approach; and Alison M. Jaggar argues the "gender justice" approach. However, each of the authors' self-identifications is also challenged by one or more of the other authors, who offer alternative interpretations of liberalism, communitarianism, and feminism, as well as of what it means to be pro-choice and pro-life. All of these viewpoints are controversial, among both philosophers and general readers. Furthermore, because the arguments do not rely on religious authority, they are directed at all readers, regardless of religious affiliation. Abortion: Three Perspectives is divided into two parts: the authors first develop their ideas in depth and then briefly critique the other positions. Drawing examples from real life, they also integrate logic and empirical data into their arguments and consider views of abortion across other disciplines. As philosophers, the authors possess expert skills in critical analysis; their debates provide students and other readers with a model of dialogue among those who very strongly disagree. Abortion: Three Perspectives is ideal for courses in contemporary moral problems, introduction to ethics, bioethics, medical ethics, and feminist philosophy
Causation : a realist approach by Michael Tooley( Book )

11 editions published between 1987 and 2001 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Particulars, actuality, and identity over time( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1999
Laws of nature, causation, and supervenience( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nature of properties : nominalism, realism, and trope theory( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Time and causation( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Necessity and possibility : the metaphysics of modality( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Software engineer's pocket book by Michael H Tooley( )

2 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Software Engineer's Pocket Book provides a concise discussion on various aspects of software engineering. The book is comprised of six chapters that tackle various areas of concerns in software engineering. Chapter 1 discusses software development, and Chapter 2 covers programming languages. Chapter 3 deals with operating systems. The book also tackles discrete mathematics and numerical computation. Data structures and algorithms are also explained. The text will be of great use to individuals involved in the specification, design, development, implementation, testing, maintenance, an
Debate sobre el aborto : cinco ensayos de filosofía moral by Marshall Cohen( Book )

2 editions published between 1983 and 1992 in Spanish and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Maplin electronic circuits handbook by Michael H Tooley( )

5 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Maplin Electronic Circuits Handbook, Second Edition provides information pertinent to the design, testing, and construction of electronic circuits. This book aims to provide a unique collection of practical working circuits together with supporting information. Organized into 11 chapters, this edition begins with an overview of the common types of passive component for use in the circuits. This text then provides an introduction to a variety of the most commonly used semiconductor devices. Other chapters consider the correct operation of the power supply, which is crucial to most el
Analytical metaphysics : a collection of essays( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Servicing Personal Computers, 3rd Edition by Michael Tooley( )

1 edition published in 2014 in Undetermined and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Data Communications Pocket Book, 2nd Edition by Michael Tooley( )

1 edition published in 2014 in Undetermined and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bus-based industrial process control : introducing the international STEbus standard by Michael H Tooley( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Readings on laws of natureKnowledge of GodCausationAbortion : three perspectivesCausation : a realist approachParticulars, actuality, and identity over timeLaws of nature, causation, and supervenienceThe nature of properties : nominalism, realism, and trope theory
Alternative Names
Michael Tooley Ameerika Ühendriikide filosoof

Michael Tooley American philosopher

Michael Tooley filósofo estadounidense

Michael Tooley filosofo statunitense

Tooley, Michael James.

Tooley, Michael James 1941-

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Spanish (2)

Italian (2)