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Williams, Bernard

Works: 7 works in 97 publications in 4 languages and 2,059 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Film remakes  Crime films  Fiction  Paraphrases  Anecdotes  Portraits  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author, Producer
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Bernard Williams
What about Bob? by Frank Oz( Visual )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bob Wiley, a troubled but lovable man who fears everything, seeks help from noted psychiatrist Dr. Leo Marvin. When the doctor goes to his lakeside retreat for a quiet family vacation, Bob, afraid of being alone, follows him. He becomes a houseguest who just won't leave, endearing himself to the other family members and driving his stressed-out shrink absolutely crazy
Ethics and the limits of philosophy by Bernard Williams( Book )

78 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Remarkably lively and enjoyable ... It is a very rich book, containing excellent descriptions of a variety of moral theories, and innumerable and often witty observations on topics encountered on the way."--Times Literary Supplement. Bernard Williams was one of the greatest philosophers of his generation. Ethics and the Limits of Philosophy is not only widely acknowledged to be his most important book, but also hailed a contemporary classic of moral philosophy. Drawing on the ideas of the Greek philosophers, Williams reorients ethics away from a preoccupation with universal moral theories towards 'truth, truthfulness and the meaning of an individual life'. He explores and reflects upon the most difficult problems in contemporary philosophy and identifies new ideas about central issues such as relativism, objectivity and the possibility of ethical knowledge. This edition also includes a commentary on the text by A.W. Moore
Dirty rotten scoundrels by Frank Oz( Visual )

12 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Freddy Benson (Martin) is a small-time con man sleazing his way through Europe on whatever handouts he can scam. Lawrence Jamieson (Caine) is an impeccably dressed and high-minded artiste who thinks Freddy's giving him, and all con men, a bad name. At first, Lawrence agrees to help Freddy spruce up his talents, but when it becomes apparent that the Riviera isn't big enough for both of them, they make a winner-take-all wager over the fortune of a naive American soap heiress (Headley): the first one to "clean her out" keeps the Riviera and its unsuspecting tourists to himself
Wisdom by Andrew Zuckerman( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Wisdom wants to make good, but he'll never get the chance. Convicted of a felony, he finds the door to opportunity closed so he becomes a bank robber. He's a criminal for the people rather than against them, rescuing debt-ridden people by destroying bank mortgage records
Ethical theory : classical and contemporary readings by Louis P Pojman( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This authoritative and reader-friendly anthology will help you think through some of humanity's most persistent questions regarding right and wrong, good and bad. This anthology cuts through the confusion and delivers a clear and comprehensive selection of readings from classical and contemporary sources. Presented in a dynamic pro and con format, with detailed summaries of each argument, this comprehensive anthology allows you to watch the ethical debate unfold before your eyes
Ripples of light : scriptural reflections in rhyme by Bernard Williams( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sources of normativity by Christine M Korsgaard( Book )

2 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethical concepts are, or purport to be, normative. But where does their authority over us come from? Korsgaard identifies 4 accounts of the source of normativity, traces their history and compares their early and contemporary versions
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Audience level: 0.18 (from 0.11 for What about ... to 0.56 for Ripples of ...)

Ethics and the limits of philosophy
Dirty rotten scoundrelsEthical theory : classical and contemporary readingsRipples of light : scriptural reflections in rhymeThe sources of normativity