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Cottingham, John 1943-

Works: 108 works in 560 publications in 6 languages and 16,998 library holdings
Genres: Introductions  History  Dictionaries  Sources  Conference proceedings  Sermons  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, Creator
Classifications: B1875, 194
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Most widely held works about John Cottingham
Most widely held works by John Cottingham
The Cambridge companion to Descartes by John Cottingham( Book )

98 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 4,464 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
Philosophy and the good life reason and the passions in Greek, Cartesian, and psychoanalytic ethics by John Cottingham( )

14 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in English and Spanish and held by 1,741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 fresh and challenging perspective on moral philosophy and psychology for students and specialists alike
Meditations on first philosophy with selections from the Objections and replies by René Descartes( Book )

35 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and held by 1,202 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
The philosophical writings of Descartes by René Descartes( Book )

19 editions published between 1984 and 1999 in English and held by 1,066 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
Cartesian reflections essays on Descartes's philosophy by John Cottingham( )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 1,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the world's leading Descartes scholars explores central areas of his philosophy, including his views on the nature of thought, the relationship between mind and body, his scientific worldview and its influence on modern thinking, the place of God in his philosophical system, and his account of the emotions and the good life. - ;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 al
Western philosophy : an anthology by John Cottingham( Book )

25 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a survey of the Western philosophical tradition since ancient Greece. In 144 substantial and carefully chosen extracts, this volume covers the main branches of philosophy - theory of knowledge and metaphysics, philosophy of mind, religion and science, moral philosophy (theoretical and applied), political theory and aesthetics
Why believe? by John Cottingham( )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 862 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
The rationalists by John Cottingham( Book )

20 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and Chinese and held by 724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The spiritual dimension : religion, philosophy, and human value by John Cottingham( Book )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 644 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
Mind, method, and morality essays in honour of Anthony Kenny by John Cottingham( )

11 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 557 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
A Descartes dictionary by John Cottingham( Book )

17 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the meaning of life by John Cottingham( Book )

18 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The question 'What is the meaning of life?' is one of the oldest and most difficult questions we have ever asked ourselves. John Cottingham asks why we are so preoccupied with this question and assesses some attempts to answer it
Descartes' Meditations : background source materials( Book )

9 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 429 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 )

14 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in English and held by 420 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 )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 308 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]
Rationalism by John Cottingham( Book )

21 editions published between 1984 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on Derek Parfit's On what matters( )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Essays on Derek Parfit's On What Matters, seven leading moral philosophers offer critical evaluations of the central ideas presented in a greatly anticipated new work by world-renowned moral philosopher Derek Parfit.: Presents critical assessments of what promises to be one of the key moral philosophy texts of our time; Features essays by a team of leading philosophers including Princeton's Michael Smith, one of the world's leading meta-ethicists;. Addresses Parfit's central thesis - that the main ethical theories can agree on what matters - as well as his defense of moral realism
The moral life : essays in honour of John Cottingham by N Athanassoulis( Book )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Few contemporary philosophers have made as wide-ranging and insightful a contribution to philosophical debate as John Cottingham. This collection brings together friends, colleagues and former students of Cottingham, to discuss major themes of his work on moral philosophy. Presented in three parts, the collection focuses on partiality, impartiality and character; the role of emotions and reason in the good life; and the meaning of a worthwhile life and the place of theistic considerations in it. The original contributions to this volume celebrate Cottingham's work by embracing and furthering his arguments and, at times, in the best spirit of philosophical engagement, challenging and confronting them. The volume concludes with Cottingham's specially commissioned responses to the contributions."--BOOK JACKET
The meaning of theism( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leading philosophers reflect on what belief in God, or its absence, means for the subject and what difference it makes to the flow and perceived significance of someone's life
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Alternative Names
Cottingham, J.

Cottingham, John 1943-...

Cottingham, John G.

Cottingham, John Graham 1943-

جون كوتنغهام، 1943-

كوتنجهام، جون، 1943-

Philosophy and the good life reason and the passions in Greek, Cartesian, and psychoanalytic ethicsMeditations on first philosophy with selections from the Objections and repliesThe philosophical writings of DescartesCartesian reflections essays on Descartes's philosophyWestern philosophy : an anthologyWhy believe?The rationalistsThe spiritual dimension : religion, philosophy, and human value