WorldCat Identities

Dancy, Jonathan

Works: 68 works in 405 publications in 3 languages and 11,242 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Handbooks and manuals  Software  Periodicals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Director, ed
Classifications: B1331, 121
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Jonathan Dancy
A Companion to epistemology by Jonathan Dancy( )

68 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 2,119 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
Practical reality by Jonathan Dancy( )

32 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 1,694 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( )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 1,394 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 )

62 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethics without principles by Jonathan Dancy( Book )

28 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 723 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
Berkeley, an introduction by Jonathan Dancy( Book )

12 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A companion to epistemology( )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since its first publication, A Companion to Epistemology has established itself as the leading single-volume epistemology reference work in the field. This extended and revised edition brings the Companion up to date." "Part I, consisting of newly commissioned review essays, focuses on the major topics that have an abiding centrality for the field, including a priori justification, Bayesian epistemology, closure, contextualism, epistemic virtue, internalism vs. externalism, foundationalism vs. coherentism, perception, scepticsm, and social epistemology. Part II brings together twenty self-portraits of leading epistemologists who are widely recognized and respected for their contributions to the field. The content of the first edition is retained in Part III: Epistemology from A-Z. This section of nearly 300 entries has been extensively revised, with many new and rewritten entries reflecting recent developments in the field." "Written by leading experts, the entries in this comprehensive volume combine to form a complete and up-to-date reference guide for students and professionals alike."--Jacket
Moral reasons by Jonathan Dancy( Book )

15 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophy of action : an anthology by Jonathan Dancy( )

10 editions published in 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 460 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
Perceptual knowledge( Book )

13 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading Parfit( Book )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 373 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 300 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 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is a new critical edition of Berkeley's 1734 (third edition, first 1713) Three Dialogues, a text that is deservedly one of the most challenging and beloved classics of modern philosophy. The heart of the work is the dispute between materialism and idealism, two fundamentally opposed positions that are embodied by Hylas and Philonous, the characters in this philosophical drama. The book is packed with brilliant arguments and counter-arguments of an extraordinarily sophisticated nature. Amid all this philosophical swordplay one would think that there could be scant room for the characters to develop any sort of personality. Yet in Berkeley's hands, and with his literary gifts, the interlocutors are both vivid and funny. The dialogue deals with some of the most important perennial problems of philosophy, including: the materialism-idealism dispute, skepticism in rationalist and empiricist epistemology, the conflict over apriorism and aposteriorism, rationalism versus empiricism, the existence and nature of God, the philosophy of science, philosophy of mathematics, abstract general ideas, the role of perception in human knowledge, and the metaphysics of causation. This edition combines a usefully annotated version of Berkeley's complete original text with a substantial critical introduction, a chronology of events in Berkeley's life and career, and supplementary annotated appendices of original sources from thinkers relevant to Berkeley's work."--Publisher's website
Normativity by Ratio Conference( Book )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and Spanish and held by 252 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
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 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Practical shape : a theory of practical reasoning by Jonathan Dancy( )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 32 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."--
Philosophical dialogues : Plato, Hume, Wittgenstein( Book )

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

Emotional reason : deliberation, motivation, and the nature of value by Bennett W Helm( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How can we motivate ourselves to do what we think we ought? How can we deliberate about personal values and priorities? Bennett Helm argues that standard philosophical answers to these questions presuppose a sharp distinction between cognition and conation that undermines an adequate understanding of values and their connection to motivation and deliberation. Rejecting this distinction, Helm argues that emotions are fundamental to any account of value and motivation, and he develops a detailed alternative theory both of emotions, desires, and evaluative judgments and of their rational interconnections. The result is an innovative theory of practical rationality and of how we can control not only what we do but also what we value and who we are as persons."--Jacket
Cambridge Studies in Philosophy by David K Lewis( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Applied design 71; design engineering handbook of applied design by Jonathan Dancy( Book )

5 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.34 (from 0.09 for Practical ... to 0.84 for Philosophi ...)

Practical reality
Practical realityA treatise concerning the principles of human knowledgeAn introduction to contemporary epistemologyEthics without principlesBerkeley, an introductionA companion to epistemologyMoral reasonsPerceptual knowledge
Alternative Names
dancy, j

Dancy, Jonathan Peter 1946-

Jonathan Dancy British philosopher

Jonathan Dancy Brits filosoof

Jonathan Dancy filòsof britànic

Jonathan Dancy filósofo británico

Jonathan Dancy philosophe britannique

Дэнси, Джонатан

ג'ונת'ן דנסי פילוסוף בריטי

جوناثان دانسي

جوناثان دانسي فيلسوف بريطاني


English (335)

Spanish (14)

Chinese (3)