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Dancy, Jonathan

Overview
Works: 78 works in 433 publications in 3 languages and 12,151 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Software 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Director, ed, Creator
Classifications: B1331, 121
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Most widely held works by Jonathan Dancy
A Companion to epistemology by Jonathan Dancy( )

71 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 2,578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With nearly 300 entries on key concepts, review essays on central issues, and self-profiles by leading scholars, this companion is the most comprehensive and up-to-date single volume reference guide to epistemology.: Epistemology from A-Z is comprised of 296 articles on important epistemological concepts that have been extensively revised to bring the volume up-to-date, with many new and re-written entries reflecting developments in the field; Includes 20 new self-profiles by leading epistemologists; Contains 10 new review essays on central issues of epistemology
Practical reality by Jonathan Dancy( )

36 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 1,829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text discusses why we do things and the reasons why we should. It maintains that current philosophical orthodoxy bowdlerises this relation, making it impossible to understand how anyone can act for a good reason
A treatise concerning the principles of human knowledge by George Berkeley( )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 1,408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this exceptional work, Berkeley makes the striking claim that physical things consist of nothing but ideas and therefore do not exist outside the mind. This claim establishes him as the founder of the idealist tradition in philosophy. The text printed in the volume is the 1734 edition of the Principles, which represents Berkeley's mature thought. Also included are four important letters between George Berkeley and Samuel Johnson, written between 1799 and 1730. This edition of Berkeley's most famous work provides readers with a thorough introduction to the central ideas of tone of the world's greatest philosophers
An introduction to contemporary epistemology by Jonathan Dancy( Book )

64 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 914 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume represents the most comprehensive and authoritative collection of canonical readings in theory of knowledge. Concentration on the central topics of the field, it includes many of the most important contributions made in recent decades by several outstanding authors. Topics include skepticism and the Pyrrhonian problematic, the definition of knowledge, and the structure of epistemic justification. More specific topics may be found epistemology naturalized, foundationalism vs. coherentism, and virtue epistemology. The volume is ideal as a reader for all courses in epistemology
Ethics without principles by Jonathan Dancy( Book )

29 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jonathan Dancy presents an exposition and defence of particularism in ethics, a view with which he has been associated for twenty years. He argues that the traditional link between morality and principles, or between being moral and having principles, is little more than a mistake. The possibility of moral thought and judgement does not in any way depend on an adequate supply of principles. Dancy grounds this claim on a form of reasons-holism, holding that what is a reason in one case need not be any reason in another, and maintaining that moral reasons are no different in this respect from others. He puts forward a distinctive form of value-holism to go with the holism of reasons, and he gives a detailed discussion of the currently popular topic of 'contributory' reasons. Opposing positions of all sorts are summarized and criticized." "Ethics Without Principles is the definitive statement of particularist ethical theory, and will be required reading for all those working on moral philosophy."--Jacket
Philosophy of action : an anthology by Jonathan Dancy( )

11 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'The Philosophy of Action' is an authoritative collection of key work by top scholars, arranged thematically and accompanied by expert introductions written by the editors. This unique collection brings together a selection of the most influential essays from the 1960s to the present day
Berkeley, an introduction by Jonathan Dancy( Book )

11 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moral reasons by Jonathan Dancy( Book )

15 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perceptual knowledge( Book )

14 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uneasy virtue by Julia Driver( )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The predominant view of moral virtue can be traced back to Aristotle. He believed that moral virtue must involve intellectual excellence. To have moral virtue one must have practical wisdom - the ability to deliberate well and to see what is morally relevant in a given context. Julia Driver challenges this classical theory of virtue, arguing that it fails to take into account virtues which do seem to involve ignorance or epistemic defect. Some 'virtues of ignorance' are counterexamples to accounts of virtue which hold that moral virtue must involve practical wisdom. Modesty, for example, is generally considered to be a virtue even though the modest person may be making an inaccurate assessment of his or her accomplishments. Driver argues that we should abandon the highly intellectualist view of virtue and instead adopt a consequentialist perspective which holds that virtue is simply a character trait which systematically produces good consequences
Reading Parfit( Book )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When it was first published in 1984, Derek Parfit's Reasons and Persons was heralded as one of the most significant achievements in moral philosophy to have appeared in recent times. Now Reading Parfit brings together some of the most distinguished scholars in the field to discuss and critique each of the four parts of this outstanding work, and present a detailed response to Parfit's philosophical perspective. Including thirteen essays, of which the majority have been written especially for this volume, Reading Parfit will be an invaluable collection for both students and scholars working in the fields of metaphysics and moral philosophy
Human agency : language, duty, and value : philosophical essays in honor of J.O. Urmson by Jonathan Dancy( Book )

11 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three dialogues between Hylas and Philonous by George Berkeley( Book )

15 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A model of what an edition of a philosohic text for an introductory level should be. Introduction does an admirable job of putting Berkeley's thought in the intellectual context of its time. --Gary C. Hatfield
Normativity by Ratio Conference( Book )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and Spanish and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains the papers given at the 1998 Ratio conference on normativity. The speakers were Derek Parfit, Peter Railton and John Skorupski, who at the last minute took the place of Joseph Raz. Derek Parfit turned out not to be able to offer his paper for publication, but the volume is enhanced by contributions from Frank Jackson, John Broome and Christopher Hookway, together with the paper that Joseph Raz would have given had he been able. Topics discussed in the papers include: What is the nature of normative force (Railton)? Is normativity itself subject to sceptical attack (Raz)? What are the relations between moral and epistemic normativity (Hookway)? How best should we understand the nature of a normative requirement (Broome)? Can there be an expressivist conception of epistemic normativity (Jackson)? Can we suppose that there are normative beliefs or judgements without admitting the existence of normative facts (Skorupski)? These differences in individual focus do not prevent there being many interesting interconnections, and disagreements, between the papers in this volume
Practical shape : a theory of practical reasoning by Jonathan Dancy( )

7 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everyone allows that we can reason to a new belief from beliefs that we already have. Aristotle thought that we could also reason from beliefs to action. Practical Shape: A Theory of Practical Reasoning establishes this possibility of reasoning to action, in a way that allows also for reasoning to intention, hope, fear, and doubt. While many philosophers have found little sense in Aristotle's claim, Dancy offers a general theory of reasoning that is sensitive to current debates but still Aristotelian in spirit. The text clearly sets out the similarities between reasoning to action and reasoning to belief, which are far more striking than any dissimilarities. Its detailed account of practical reasoning, a topic inadequately covered in current literature, is presented in such a way as to be intelligible to a variety of readers, making it an ideal resource for students of philosophy but also of interest to academics in related disciplines
Papers on language and logic : proceedings of the Conference on the Philosophy of Language and Logic held at the University of Keele in April, 1979 by Conference on the Philosophy of Language and Logic( Book )

15 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A companion to epistemology( Book )

15 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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A companion to epistemology( Book )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With nearly 300 entries on key concepts, review essays on central issues, and self-profiles by leading scholars, this companion is the most comprehensive and up-to-date single volume reference guide to epistemology. Epistemology from A-Z is comprised of 296 articles on important epistemological concepts that have been extensively revised to bring the volume up-to-date, with many new and re-written entries reflecting developments in the fieldIncludes 20 new self-profiles by leading epistemologistsContains 10 new review essays on central issues of epistemology
Philosophical dialogues : Plato, Hume, Wittgenstein( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cambridge Studies in Philosophy by D. M Armstrong( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Practical realityA treatise concerning the principles of human knowledgeAn introduction to contemporary epistemologyEthics without principlesBerkeley, an introductionMoral reasonsPerceptual knowledgeReading Parfit
Alternative Names
dancy, j

Dancy, Jonathan Peter 1946-

Jonathan Dancy British philosopher

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Дэнси, Джонатан

ג'ונת'ן דנסי פילוסוף בריטי

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English (352)

Spanish (15)

Chinese (2)