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Allen, R. T. 1941-

Overview
Works: 42 works in 116 publications in 1 language and 3,135 library holdings
Genres: Film posters  Periodicals  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Bibliographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction
Classifications: PN1995.9.P5, 192
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Most widely held works about R. T Allen
 
Most widely held works by R. T Allen
Freedom, authority and economics : essays on Michael Polanyi's politics and economics by Carl Phillips Mullins( )

4 editions published between 2016 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This edited volume of original contributions deals with the economic and political thought of Michael Polanyi. Requiring little prior knowledge of Polanyi, this volume further develops a somewhat neglected side of Polanyi's work. In particular it examines the 'tacit integration', of subsidiary details into focal objects or actions as central to all knowing and action. It traces ontological counterparts in the structures of comprehensive entities and complex actions, and a multi-level universe in which lower levels have their boundary conditions, the extents to which they apply, determined by those of the next higher level, whilst each possessing its own laws or operative principles. This schema of 'dual control' preserves the reality and relative autonomy of each level, and its interactions with others, against the various reductions. The essays in this volume also employ and develop important additional concepts and distinctions such as: 'corporate' and 'spontaneous' order; 'public' and 'private' liberties; 'general' and 'specific authority'; and 'moral inversion'; which, as the essays show, are necessary for understanding and maintaining a free society and the freedom of institutions within it. Among the topics treated with them are: more of the prerequisites of freedom in public liberties dedicated to principles and transcendent values; totalitarianism and society as spontaneous order; the balance of general and specific authority in society and particular institutions; reductionism, totalitarianism and consumption in consumer societies, as moral inversions; the mutual interactions of economics and politics as distinct and autonomous but interacting levels; the sociological aspects of economics; and Polanyi's own contributions to sociology. Although, as indicated, Polanyi has his special terms, the essays in this volume, like his works, give them meaning with concrete examples and so avoid merely shuffling a mass of abstractions. Together the essays show that his work is a rich seam of ideas and inspiration for yet further extension and application--Publisher
Appraisal : a journal of constructive and post-critical philosophy and interdisciplinary studies( )

in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond liberalism : the political thought of F.A. Hayek & Michael Polanyi by R. T Allen( Book )

19 editions published between 1998 and 2018 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author takes up Michael Polanyi's argument that "negative" liberty -- doing as one pleases so long as one does not impinge upon the equal liberty of others -- must and has led to destructive nihilism and a fierce reaction to collectivism. He shows how Polanyi's political philosophy evolved into a more "positive" concept of liberty, converging upon the archetypal conservatism of Edmund Burke. This book examines Polanyi's and F.A. Hayek's thinking with respect to the nature, value, and foundations of liberty
Society, economics & philosophy : selected papers by Michael Polanyi( Book )

15 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Society, Economics and Philosophy represents the full range of Polanyi's interests outside of his scientific work: economics, politics, society, philosophy of science, religion and positivist obstacles to it, and art. Polanyi's principal ideas are contained in three essays: on the scientific revolution, the creative imagination and the mind-body relation. Precisely because of Polanyi's work in the physical sciences, his writings have a unique dimension not found in other advocates of the market and too infrequently found even in philosophers of science. Polanyi was a powerful critic of totalitarianism and of the deficiencies of the usual defenses of freedom which helped to prepare the way for it. Freedom, he argued, can be based only upon truth and dedication to transcendent ideals, not upon skepticism, utilitarianism and the liberty of doing merely as one pleases. At a time when easy slogans about socialism were dominant in intellectual circles, epitomized by Sidney and Beatrice Webb, and when calls for the central planning of scientific research were made by such as J.D. Bernal, Polanyi exposed their errors and showed that science can flourish only in a free society. More radically than even von Mises and Hayek, Polanyi showed that an industrial economy can operate only polycentrically, that central planning is logically impossible, and that what was called by that name in the Soviet Union was in reality no such thing. Likewise, scientific research can proceed, not by a central plan, but only by the spontaneous self-adjustment of separate initiatives to discover a common reality. Against the positivism dominant within philosophy of science, he argued that the notion of reality must be restored and made central. Yet physical sciences, he also argued, are only one branch of science, and the sciences of life and mind are logically richer and more complex and cannot be reduced to the former, nor mind to body or to computers, nor art to its ph"--Provided by publisher
The education of autonomous man by R. T Allen( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No enemy but winter; a novel by R. T Allen( Book )

3 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A clash between modern White and Indian cultures revolves around the attempt of Reverend Everett Sorenson, a white Presbyterian minister, to persuade a band of Sioux Indians living on an impoverished Montana reservation to build a community center
The necessity of God : ontological claims revisited by R. T Allen( Book )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"European philosophers, since antiquity, have offered arguments to show that their chosen candidates for the role of the necessary being or beings that support the rest of reality do actually exist. The Necessity of God sets the valid core of previous ontological arguments. It does not and cannot prove that God exists, but only that something necessarily exists. In an a priori manner and without inferring anything from what in fact exists, Allen proceeds to show that which necessarily exists is one, transfinite, eternal, and the archetype of personal existence: in short, that it is God as classically conceived. As for everything else that may exist, it must be finite and dependent for its existence upon God as its creator and sustainer." "Few things are more erroneous in philosophy and disastrous in practice than artificial constructions produced without constant reference to concrete reality. That which necessarily exists may be the one exception. Before this constructive argument, Allen examines previous examples of ontological arguments in order to show exactly where they go wrong and to extract the valid core obscured within them. This will make clear the difference between them and his new version. The reader who is eager to engage the philosophical sources of belief will find a distinct treasure in The Necessity of God."--BOOK JACKET
Emotion, reason, and tradition : essays on the social, political, and economic thought of Michael Polanyi( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is a collection of essays on the non-scientific work of Michael Polanyi which place particular emphasis on his social, political and economic thought
The structure of value by R. T Allen( Book )

7 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Polanyi by R. T Allen( Book )

6 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucian Blaga : selected philosophical extracts by Lucian Blaga( )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the Editor's General Introduction, the extracts include central elements of Blaga’s metaphysics, general epistemology, philosophies of science, history, religion, language and especially metaphor, the experience of space and time, art, and finally culture which includes all of them, especially the presence in all of ‘style’ and distinctive ways of practising them. All these extracts are linked by his general epistemology, especially his distinction between two types of knowledge: ‘paradisiac’ or Type 1, which is that of everyday awareness and the current methods, concepts and presuppositions of the sciences of nature and humanity, plus mathematics and philosophy, and accumulates in ‘plus knowledge’ and resolves problems in standard ways; and ‘Luciferican’ or Type 2, which opens up the ‘mysteries’ of new realms of reality which do not fit the current methods, concepts and presuppositions, and so results in ‘minus’ knowledge, the awareness that there are things which at the moment we cannot understand. For these ‘mysteries’ new methods, concepts and presuppositions are required, which ‘abyssal’ categories can supply, ones below those we normally employ and may be aware of. It is part of man’s role in the cosmos to reveal such mysteries. They are also linked by Blaga's awareness of historical changes, especially ‘dogmatic aeons’ in which a prevailing framework of categories, etc., guides knowledge and research, and ones in which Type 2 knowledge dominates and new frameworks are eventually created. Each extract has its own Introduction which places it in the context of the rest of his interlinked philosophy. They show how Blaga, with both general themes and concepts and also with particular examples, combines much of the concerns and methods of Analytic and Continental philosophy, and how his historical perspective applied especially to modern times long before anyone spoke of 'postmodernism', and thus as in his lifetime.--
Transcendence and immanence in the philosophy of Michael Polanyi and Christian theism by R. T Allen( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

FREEDOM, AUTHORITY AND ECONOMICS : essays on michael polanyi's politics and economics by R. T Allen( )

3 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucian Blaga : Selected Philosophical Extracts : An integrative approach to making effective business decisions in the global marketing world( )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael Polanyi : an annotated bibliography of publications on society, economics and philosophy by R. T Allen( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What manner of man? by R. T Allen( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transcendence and immanence in the philosophy of Michael Polanyi and christian theism by R. T Allen( )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transcendence and immanence in the philosophy of Michael Polanyi and Christian theism by R. T Allen( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reel art : great posters from the golden age of the silver screen by Stephen Rebello( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents works from the golden age of movie posters, discusses their origins, and profiles the artists--including Norman Rockwell, Thomas Hart Benton, and other notables--who created them
Wittgenstein, theory, and the arts by Richard Allen( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introductory papers outline the basic tenets of Wittgenstein's later philosophy and how it can be used to clarify the forms of explanation that are logically appropriate to the subject matter of humanistic disciplines. 'Theory, ' they conclude, is not one of these. More specialized case studies employ Wittgenstein's philosophical methods to diagnose conceptual confusions at the heart of well-known theoretical paradigms currently employed in the study of the arts, such as psychoanalysis, cognitive psychology, structuralism, and deconstruction. The volume also includes essays that address Wittgenstein's own remarks on art and aesthetics, the relationship of his philosophy to artistic modernism, and the interpretation of Wittgenstein best known to contemporary scholars of the arts, that of Stanley Cavell
 
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Beyond liberalism : the political thought of F.A. Hayek & Michael Polanyi
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The necessity of God : ontological claims revisitedEmotion, reason, and tradition : essays on the social, political, and economic thought of Michael PolanyiWittgenstein, theory, and the arts
Alternative Names
Allan, R.T.

Allen, R.T. 1941-

Allen, Richard

Allen, Richard 1941-

Languages
English (94)