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Dancy, Jonathan

Works: 61 works in 392 publications in 3 languages and 10,823 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Software  Handbooks and manuals  Periodicals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Director, ed
Classifications: B1331, 121
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Most widely held works by Jonathan Dancy
A Companion to epistemology by Jonathan Dancy( Book )

87 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,219 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
An introduction to contemporary epistemology by Jonathan Dancy( Book )

58 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethics without principles by Jonathan Dancy( Book )

28 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 567 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."--BOOK JACKET
Berkeley, an introduction by Jonathan Dancy( Book )

12 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moral reasons by Jonathan Dancy( Book )

14 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perceptual knowledge( Book )

13 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Practical reality by Jonathan Dancy( Book )

34 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 412 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
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 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A treatise concerning the principles of human knowledge by George Berkeley( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 299 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
Three dialogues between Hylas and Philonous by George Berkeley( Book )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 292 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 )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and Spanish and held by 250 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
Philosophy of action : an anthology by Jonathan Dancy( Book )

10 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Philosophy of Action: An Anthology 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. An invaluable collection that brings together a selection of the most important classic and contemporary articles in philosophy of action, from the 1960's to the present dayNo other broad-ranging and detailed coverage of this kind currently exists in the fieldEach themed section opens with a syno
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

Philosophical dialogues : Plato, Hume, Wittgenstein( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 9 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

Thinking about reasons : themes from the philosophy of Jonathan Dancy( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Thinking about Reasons' collects fourteen new essays on ethics and the philosophy of action, inspired by the work of Jonathan Dancy - one of his generation's most influential moral philosophers. Many of the most prominent living thinkers in the area are contributors to this collection, which also contains an afterword by Dancy himself
Cambridge Studies in Philosophy by David Owens( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Language in the world : a philosophical enquiry by M. J Cresswell( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What makes the words we speak mean what they do? Possible-worlds semantics articulates the view that the meanings of words contribute to determining, for each sentence, which possible worlds would make the sentence true, and which would make it false. M. J. Cresswell argues that the non-semantic facts on which such semantic facts supervene are facts about the causal interactions between the linguistic behaviour of speakers and the facts in the world that they are speaking about, and that the kind of causation involved is best analysed using David Lewis's account of causation in terms of counterfactuals. Although philosophers have worked on the question of the connection between meaning and linguistic behaviour, it has mostly been without regard to the work done in possible-world semantics and Language in the World is a book-length examination of this problem
Cambridge Studies in Philosophy by Marcel S Lieberman( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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A Companion to epistemology
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Dancy, Jonathan Peter 1946-

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An introduction to contemporary epistemologyEthics without principlesBerkeley, an introductionMoral reasonsPerceptual knowledgePractical realityReading ParfitA treatise concerning the principles of human knowledge