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Cottingham, John 1943-

Works: 131 works in 711 publications in 9 languages and 20,162 library holdings
Genres: Introductions  History  Dictionaries  Sources  Essays  Conference papers and proceedings  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, win, Publishing director
Classifications: B1853.E5, 194
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Most widely held works about John Cottingham
Most widely held works by John Cottingham
Descartes by John Cottingham( Book )

64 editions published between 1986 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 3,068 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Descartes remains our starting-point in the attempt to understand ourselves and our relation to our world. Finds in Descartes' later work some intriguing hints as to how the stumbling blocks in his philosophy might be surmounted
Philosophy and the good life : reason and the passions in Greek, Cartesian, and psychoanalytic ethics by John Cottingham( )

16 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in English and Spanish and held by 1,988 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Can philosophy enable us to lead better lives through a systematic understanding of our human nature? John Cottingham's thought-provoking 1998 study examines the contrasting approaches to this problem found in three major phases of Western philosophy. Starting with the attempts of Plato, Aristotle and the Stoics and Epicureans to cope with the recalcitrant forces of the passions, he moves on to examine the fascinating and hitherto little-studied moral psychology of Descartes, and his effort to integrate the physical and emotional aspects of our humanity into a rational blueprint for fulfilment. He concludes by analysing the insights of modern psychoanalytic theory into the human predicament, arguing that philosophy neglects them at its peril if it hopes to come to terms with the complex relationship between reason and the emotions. Lucid in exposition and unusually wide-ranging in scope, Philosophy and the Good Life provides a challenging perspective on moral philosophy and psychology for students and specialists alike
Cartesian reflections : essays on Descartes's philosophy by John Cottingham( )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Cottingham explores central areas of Descartes's rich and wide-ranging philosophical system, including his accounts of thought and language, of freedom and action, of our relationship to the animal domain, and of human morality and the conduct of life. He also examines ways in which his philosophy has been misunderstood. The Cartesian mind-body dualism that is so often attacked is only a part of Descartes's account of what it is to be a thinking, sentient, human creature, and the way he makes the division between the mental and the physical is considerably more subtle, and philosophically more appealing, than is generally assumed. Although Descartes is often considered to be one of the heralds of our modern secular worldview, the 'new' philosophy which he launched retains many links with the ideas of his predecessors, not least in the all-pervasive role it assigns to God (something that is ignored or downplayed by many modern readers); and the character of the Cartesian outlook is multifaceted, sometimes anticipating Enlightenment ideas of human autonomy and independent scientific inquiry, but also sometimes harmonizing with more traditional notions of human nature as created to find fulfilment in harmony with its creator
The Cambridge companion to Descartes by John Cottingham( Book )

48 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in English and held by 1,520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leading scholars present the full range of Descartes' philosophical achievement in the context of his life and the development of his thought
Meditations on first philosophy : with selections from the Objections and Replies by René Descartes( Book )

45 editions published between 1986 and 2017 in English and held by 1,219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Descartes's Meditations on First Philosophy, the fundamental and originating work of the modern era in Western philosophy, is presented here in Donald Cress's completely revised edition of his well-established translation, bringing this version even closer to Descartes's original, while maintaining its clear and accessible style." -- Publisher's description
The philosophical writings of Descartes by René Descartes( Book )

34 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in English and held by 1,084 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"These ... volumes provide a completely new translation of the philosophical works of Descartes, based on the best available Latin and French texts. They are intended to replace the only reasonably comprehensive selection of his works in English, by Haldane and Ross, first published in 1911. All the works included in that edition are translated here, together with a number of additional texts crucial for an understanding of Cartesian philosophy, including important material from Descartes??? scientific writings. The result should meet the widespread demand for an accurate and authoritative edition of Descartes' philosophical writings in clear and readable modern English."--Publisher's description
Mind, method, and morality : essays in honour of Anthony Kenny by Anthony Kenny( )

12 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,062 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

16 philosophers offer specially written essays on the themes of mind, method and morality in the work of Aristotle, Aquinas, Descartes, and Wittgenstein. These themes reflect the contribution of Anthony Kenny to our understanding of the Western philosophical tradition, and of these thinkers in particular
The rationalists by John Cottingham( Book )

42 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in English and held by 1,030 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Western philosophy : an anthology by John Cottingham( Book )

29 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introductory philosophy courses often present a dilemma for instructors: does one select a number of 'classic' texts, and treat them in detail, or does one use a survey of such texts and attempt to touch briefly upon a variety of subject areas? Both methods have their deficiencies and advantages, but the present text should serve as an excellent choice for those electing to take the survey approach. Cottingham (philosophy, Univ. of Reading) has divided philosophical enquiry into ten broad categories and within each category chosen ten excerpts from major writers to illustrate the range of thinking within each category. This is far more than a 'Greatest Hits of Philosophy, ' however. The selections have been carefully chosen from a broad range of writers that includes Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, Locke, Hume, Kant, Mill, Nietzsche, Strawson, Popper, Rawls, and Tolstoy. The texts have been updated where the editor felt the language to be archaic or unclear, and the selections appropriately illustrate the breadth and depth of each category of philosophical activity. At the end of the book are brief biographies of each philosopher excerpted. Together with a good survey history of philosophy such as The Oxford History of Western Philosophy (LJ 9/1/94), this text would be ideal for an introductory course or program. The one caveat is the price of the hardcover edition; libraries may opt for it, but students would be better off with the paperback
Why believe? by John Cottingham( )

16 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Religious belief, or its lack, is something that touches our integrity very deeply. It goes to the heart of who we are, what we take ourselves to be doing with our lives, and how we locate ourselves in relation to others. Much philosophy tackles belief in God as if it depended entirely on abstract intellectual argument, but John Cottingham's carefully reasoned yet impassioned account shows how the religious outlook connects with our deepest human longings, how it links up with our moral and aesthetic experience, how it is integrally involved in the quest for self-understanding, and how it is not after all in conflict with a scientific understanding of the world. Rigorously argued yet maximally accessible, this book cuts through the sterility of much modern debate and offers a new and exciting perspective on the conflict between secularism and spirituality."--Jacket
On the meaning of life by John Cottingham( )

20 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and Chinese and held by 789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The question "What is the meaning of life?W is one of the most fascinating, oldest and most difficult questions human beings have ever posed themselves. In this work, John Cottingham assesses some of the most influential attempts to explain it
The spiritual dimension : religion, philosophy, and human value by John Cottingham( )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Spiritual Dimension offers a new model for the philosophy of religion, bringing together emotional and intellectual aspects of our human experience, and embracing practical as well as theoretical concerns. It shows how a religious worldview is best understood not as an isolated set of doctrines, but as intimately related to spiritual praxis and to the search for self-understanding and moral growth. It argues that the religious quest requires a certain emotional openness, but can be pursued without sacrificing our philosophical integrity. Touching on many important debates in contemporary philosophy and theology, but accessible to general readers, The Spiritual Dimension covers a range of central topics in the philosophy of religion, including scientific cosmology and the problem of evil; ethical theory and the objectivity of goodness; psychoanalytic thought, self-discovery and virtue; the multi-layered nature of religious discourse; and the relation between faith and evidence." --Book Jacket
A Descartes dictionary by John Cottingham( Book )

20 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Descartes' Meditations : background source materials( Book )

12 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"No single text has more importance for the history of philosophy than Descartes' Meditations. This unique collection of background material has been translated from the original French and Latin. The texts gathered here illustrate the kinds of principles, assumptions, and philosophical methods that were commonplace when Descartes was developing his ideas."--Jacket
Reason, will, and sensation : studies in Descartes's metaphysics by John Cottingham( Book )

17 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of fourteen essays, all published here for the first time, offers a stimulating reassessment of the central theme of Descartes's metaphysics. The first section examines Descartes's place in the history of philosophy and his unique influence in shaping the nature of philosophical enquiry. The central sections of the book cover the Cartesian doctrine of substance, the place of God in Descartes's philosophy, and his views on the relationship between reason and the will. A concluding section examines the problematic role of sensory awareness in Descartes's account of our knowledge of ourselves and the world around us, and the implication of that account for an understanding of our nature as human beings. The volume is edited by John Cottingham, a leading authority on Descartes, whose introduction provides a clear overview of the issues addressed. The distinguished international team of contributors includes some of the best-known names in Descartes scholarship
Partiality and impartiality : morality, special relationships, and the wider world( Book )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Issues of impartiality and partiality are a focus of debate in moral theory. Should our personal relationships and commitments have a special place in our moral deliberations? Ten specially written essays by experts in the field offer a variety of perspectives, which will interest readers in both theoretical and practical ethics.--[Source inconnue]
Radical claims in Freudian psychoanalysis : point/counterpoint by Mark Holowchak( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Radical Claims in Freudian Psychoanalysis: Point/Counterpoint, edited by M. Andrew Holowchak, features pro and con essays on some of the most extreme Freudian claims, including the Freudian unconscious and the Oedipus complex. The format of this volume allows for a close examination of the contentious issues in some of the most radical claims of Freud's psychoanalysis from different viewpoints
Philosophy of religion : towards a more humane approach by John Cottingham( Book )

11 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religious belief is not just about abstract intellectual argument; it also impinges on all aspects of human life. John Cottingham's 'Philosophy of religion' opens up fresh perspectives on the philosophy of religion, arguing that the detached neutrality of much of contemporary philosophizing may be counterproductive - hardening us against the receptivity required for certain kinds of important evidence to become salient
Essays on Derek Parfit's On what matters( )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Notes on Contributors -- 1. Introduction: Jussi Suikkanen (University of Leeds) -- 2. Naturalism without Tears: James Lenman (University of Sheffield) -- 3. Can There Be a Kantian Consequentialism?: Seiriol Morgan (Bristol University) -- 4. The Kantian Argument for Consequentialism: Michael Otsuka (UniversityCollege, London -- 5. Climb Every Mountain?: Michael Ridge (University of Edinburgh) -- 6. Might Kantian Contractualism be the Supreme Principle of Morality?: Gideon Rosen (Princeton University) -- 7. Desires, Values, Reasons, and the Dualism of Practical Reason: Michael Smith (Princeton University) -- 8. Should Kantians Be Consequentialists?: Jacob Ross (University of Southern California) -- Index
Meditations on first philosophy : with selections from the objections and replies : a Latin-English edition by René Descartes( Book )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Descarte's Meditations on First Philosophy, published in Latin in 1641, is one of the most widely studied philosophical texts of all time, and inaugurates many of the key themes that have remained central to philosophy ever since. In his original Latin text Descartes expresses himself with great lucidity and elegance, and there is enormous interest, even for those who are not fluent in Latin, in seeing how the famous concepts and arguments of his great masterpiece unfold in the original language. John Cottingham's acclaimed English translation of the work is presented here in a facing-page edition alongside the original Latin text. Students of classical philosophy have long had the benefit of dual-language editions, and the availability of such a resource for the canonical works of the early-modern period is long overdue. This volume now makes available, in an invaluable dual-language format, one of the most, seminal texts of Western philosophy
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The Cambridge companion to Descartes
Philosophy and the good life : reason and the passions in Greek, Cartesian, and psychoanalytic ethicsCartesian reflections : essays on Descartes's philosophyThe Cambridge companion to DescartesMeditations on first philosophy : with selections from the Objections and RepliesThe philosophical writings of DescartesMind, method, and morality : essays in honour of Anthony KennyThe rationalistsWestern philosophy : an anthology
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Cottingham, J.

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Cottingham, John Graham 1943-

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جون كوتنغهام، 1943-

كوتنجهام، جون، 1943-