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Martin, Michael 1932-2015

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Works: 37 works in 191 publications in 3 languages and 6,943 library holdings
Genres: Controversial literature  History  Fiction  Interviews  Documentary films  Educational films 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works about Michael Martin
 
Most widely held works by Michael Martin
Verstehen : the uses of understanding in social science by Michael Martin( )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 1,034 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this volume, Michael Martin offers a critical appraisal of verstehen as a method of verification and discovery as well as a necessary condition for understanding." "In its strongest forms, verstehen entails subjectively reliving the experience of the social actor or at least rethinking his or her thoughts. Martin's opening chapter offers a reconsideration of the debate between the classical verstehen theorists - Wilhelm Dilthey, Max Weber, R.G. Collingwood - and the positivists. Chapters 2 and 3 deal with positivist critiques of verstehen as a method of social scientific verification and understanding. In the subsequent chapters, Martin considers contemporary varieties of the verstehen position and argues that they conflict with the pluralistic nature of social science. Chapter 4 discusses Peter Winch's and William Dray's variants of verstehen, while chapters 5 through 9 consider recent theorists - Karl Popper, Charles Taylor, Clifford Geertz - whose work can be characterized in verstehenist terms. In his conclusion, Martin defines the limitations of the classical and recent verstehen positions and proposes methodological pluralism. This volume is the only comprehensive and sustained critique of verstehen theory currently available. It will be of interest to sociologists, philosophers, political scientists, and anthropologists."--Jacket
The Cambridge companion to atheism by Michael Martin( Book )

36 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and Croatian and held by 857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this volume, eighteen of the world's leading scholars present original essays on various aspects of atheism: its history, both ancient and modern, defense and implications. The topic is examined in terms of its implications for a wide range of disciplines including philosophy, religion, feminism, postmodernism, sociology and psychology. In its defense, both classical and contemporary theistic arguments are criticized, and, the argument from evil, and impossibility arguments, along with a non religious basis for morality are defended. These essays give a broad understanding of atheism and a lucid introduction to this controversial topic
The case against Christianity by Michael Martin( Book )

14 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this systematic philosophical critique of the major tenets of Christianity, Michael Martin examines the semantic and epistemological bases of religious claims and beliefs. Beginning with a comparison and evaluation of the Apostles' Creed, the Niceno-Chalcedonian Creed, and the Athanasian Creed, Martin discusses the principal theological, historical, and eschatological assumptions of Christianity. These include the historicity of Jesus, the Incarnation, the Second Coming, the Virgin Birth, the Resurrection, Salvation through faith in Jesus, and Jesus as a model of ethical behavior. Until
Atheism : a philosophical justification by Michael Martin( Book )

9 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The legal philosophy of H.L.A. Hart : a critical appraisal by Michael Martin( Book )

8 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings in the philosophy of social science( Book )

20 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covering the major areas in the discipline including debates about explanation, methodological individualism, and the special sciences, this text could serve as a source for scholarship in the field. It could alsobe used as the basis for a course
Concepts of science education; a philosophical analysis by Michael Martin( Book )

15 editions published between 1972 and 1985 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Probability, confirmation, and simplicity; readings in the philosophy of inductive logic by Marguerite H Foster( Book )

1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The impossibility of God( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher's description: Most people, believers and nonbelievers alike, are unfamiliar with the variety and force of arguments for the impossibility of God. Yet over recent years a growing number of scholars have been formulating and developing a series of increasingly powerful arguments that the concept of God, as variously understood by the world's major religions and leading theologians, is contradictory in many ways, and therefore God does not and cannot exist. This unique anthology brings together for the first time most of the important arguments for the impossibility of God that have been published. The collection includes papers and book selections by J.L. Mackie, Quentin Smith, Theodore Drange, Michael Martin, and many other distinguished scholars. The editors provide a general introduction and brief summaries of the arguments to help the reader grasp the crucial issues involved. Both students and teachers of philosophy and the philosophy of religion will find this anthology to be an indispensable resource
Atheism, morality, and meaning by Michael Martin( Book )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The improbability of God by Michael Martin( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, the authors bring together for the first time an extensive collection of papers by many distinguished scholars who present a variety of arguments that the existence of God is improbable
Legal realism : American and Scandinavian by Michael Martin( Book )

10 editions published in 1997 in English and Spanish and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The myth of an afterlife : the case against life after death by Michael Martin( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In The Myth of an Afterlife: The Case against Life after Death, Michael Martin and Keith Augustine collect a series of contributions that redress this imbalance in the literature by providing a strong, comprehensive, and up-to-date casebook of the chief arguments against an afterlife. Divided into four separate sections, this collection opens with a broad overview of the issues, as contributors consider the strongest evidence of whether or not we survive death - in particular the biological basis of all mental states and their grounding in brain activity that ceases to function at death. Next, contributors consider a host of conceptual and empirical difficulties that confront the various ways of "surviving" death - from bodiless minds to bodily resurrection to any form of posthumous survival. Then essayists turn to internal inconsistencies between traditional theological conceptions of an afterlife - heaven, hell, karmic rebirth - and widely held ethical principles central to the belief systems supporting those notions. In the final section, authors offer critical evaluations of the main types of evidence for an afterlife."--
Social science and philosophical analysis : essays in philosophy of the social sciences by Michael Martin( Book )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The big domino in the sky : and other atheistic tales by Michael Martin( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In conversation : Donald Davidson by Rudolf Fara( Visual )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One-on-one discussions between Davidson and some of the leading philosophers of today
Verstehen : the uses of understanding in the social sciences by Michael Martin( )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2018 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In late nineteenth-century German academic circles, the term verstehen (literally, understanding, or comprehension) came to be associated with the view that social phenomena must be understood from the point of view of the social actor. Advocates of this approach were opposed by positivists who stressed the unity of method between the social and natural sciences and an external, experimental, and quantitative knowledge. Although modified over time, the dispute between positivists and antipositivists--nowadays called naturalists and antinaturalists--has persisted and still defines many debates in the field of philosophy of social sciences. In this volume, Michael Martin offers a critical appraisal of verstehen as a method of verification and discovery as well as a necessary condition for understanding. In its strongest forms, verstehen entails subjectively reliving the experience of the social actor or at least rethinking his or her thoughts, while in its weaker forms it only involves reconstructing the rationale for acting. Martin's opening chapter offers a reconsideration of the debate between the classical verstehen theorists--Wilhelm Dilthey, Max Weber, R.G. Collingwood--and the positivists. Chapters 2 and 3 deal with positivist critiques of verstehen as a method of social scientific verification and understanding. In the subsequent chapters Martin considers contemporary varieties of the verstehen position and argues that they like the classical positions, they conflict with the pluralistic nature of social science. Chapter 4 discusses Peter Winch's and William Dray's variants of verstehen, while chapters 5 through 9 consider recent theorists--Karl Popper, Charles Taylor, Clifford Geertz--whose work can be characterized in verstehenist terms: In his conclusion Martin defines the limitations of the classical and recent verstehen positions and proposes a methodological pluralism in which verstehen is justified pragmatically in terms of the purposes and contexts of inquiry. This volume is the only comprehensive and sustained critique of verstehen theory currently available. It will be of interest to sociologists, philosophers, political scientists, and anthropologists."--Provided by publisher
The legal philosophy of H.L.A. Hart : a critical evaluation by Michael Martin( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introducción al ateísmo( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in Spanish and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introducción al ateísmo recoge dieciocho ensayos originales de los más prestigiosos estudiosos del mundo sobre los aspectos más significados del ateísmo: su historia, tanto antigua como moderna, su defensa y sus repercusiones. Así, se buscan las relaciones que pudieran existir entre el ateísmo y una amplia gama de disciplinas y temas académicos como la filosofía, la sociología, la psicología, la religión, el feminismo o los estudios sobre la posmodernidad. Quienes defienden su viabilidad hacen una crítica de los argumentos teístas esgrimidos por los autores clásicos y contemporáneos para, basándose en el argumento del mal y en el de la imposibilidad, acabar defendiendo una moralidad al margen de la religión. Estos ensayos constituyen una lúcida introducción y nos ayudan a entender el ateísmo en toda su profundidad y complejidad, permitiendo al lector establecer un juicio crítico fundado. Dado que cada aportación incluye una bibliografía básica, puede servir de obra de referencia tanto para estudiantes como para legos en la materia
Social studies to go : Book 2 teacher by Gordon Campbell( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Write-on workbook developed for world-leading New Zealand curriculum. Includes mapping, interpretation of data, match-ups, graphing, creative/design responses, research and investigations, interviewing, presentation of findings, summarizing data, fun activities
 
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The Cambridge companion to atheism
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The Cambridge companion to atheismThe case against ChristianityReadings in the philosophy of social scienceThe impossibility of GodAtheism, morality, and meaningThe improbability of GodLegal realism : American and ScandinavianThe big domino in the sky : and other atheistic tales
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Michael L. Martin

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Мартин, Майкл

מייקל מרטין

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مايكل مارتن

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