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Graham, Gordon 1949 July 15-

Works: 69 works in 389 publications in 6 languages and 15,481 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Translator
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Most widely held works by Gordon Graham
The Internet : a philosophical inquiry by Gordon Graham( )

34 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Internet: A Philosophical Inquiry explores the tensions between the warnings of the Neo-Luddites and the bright optimism of the Technophiles, Graham offers the first concise and accessible exploration of the issues which arise as we enter further into the world of Cyberspace. This original and fascinating study takes us to the heart of questions that none of us can afford to ignore: how does the Internet affect our concepts of identity, moral anarchy, censorship, community, democracy, virtual reality and imagination? Free of jargon and full of stimulating ideas, this is essential reading for anyone wishing to think clearly and informatively about the complexities of our technological future
Philosophy of the arts : an introduction to aesthetics by Gordon Graham( )

28 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and Russian and held by 2,379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Philosophy of The Arts presents a comprehensive and accessible introduction to those coming to aesthetics and the philosophy of art for the first time. The third edition is greatly enhanced by new chapters on art and beauty, the performing arts and modern art, and new sections on Aristotle, Hegel and Nietzsche. All other chapters have been thoroughly revised and extended."--Jacket
Evil and Christian ethics by Gordon Graham( )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 2,150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Genocide in Rwanda, multiple murder in Denver or Dunblane, the gruesome activities of serial killers--what makes these great evils, and why do they occur? In addressing such questions this book interconnects contemporary moral philosophy with recent work in New Testament scholarship. The conclusions to emerge are surprising. Gordon Graham argues that the inability of modernist thought to account satisfactorily for evil and its occurrence should not lead us to embrace an eclectic postmodernism, but to take seriously some unfashionable premodern conceptions--Satan, demonic possession, spiritual powers, cosmic battles. The book makes a powerful case for the rejection of humanism and naturalism, and for explaining the moral obligation to struggle against evil by reference to the New Testament's cosmic narrative
The institution of intellectual values : realism and idealism in higher education by Gordon Graham( )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 1,526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is a revised and expanded version of the much-praised short book Universities: The Recovery of An Idea."--book jacket
Genes : a philosophical inquiry by Gordon Graham( )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher description: Beginning with a much-needed overview of the relationship between science and technology, Gordon Graham lucidly explains and assesses the most important and controversial aspects of the genes debate: Darwinian theory and its critics, the idea of the "selfish" gene, evolutionary psychology, memes, genetic screening and modification, including the risks of cloning and "designer" babies. The author considers areas often left out of the genes debate, such as the environmental risks of genetic engineering and how we should think about genes in the wider context of debates on science, knowledge and religion. Gordon Graham asks whether genetic engineering might be introducing God back into the debate and whether the risks of a brave new genetic world outweigh the potential benefits. Essential reading for anyone interested in science, technology, and philosophy, Genes: A Philosophical Inquiry is ideal for those wanting to find out more about the ethical implications of genetics and the future of biotechnology
Ethics and international relations by Gordon Graham( Book )

23 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and Italian and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethics and International Relations, 2nd offers a comprehensive introduction to the philosophical issues raised by international politics. Presupposing no prior philosophical knowledge and deliberately avoiding the use of technical language, it is ideally suited for Political Philosophy, Applied Ethics and International Relations courses. Revised and updated, new material includes coverage of the war on terror, the impact of globalization, and ideas of cosmopolitan governance. -- Publisher description
Eight theories of ethics by Gordon Graham( Book )

19 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Eight Theories of Ethics is a comprehensive introduction to the theories of ethics encountered by first-time students. Gordon Graham introduces the fundamental concepts that underpin ethics, such as relativism and objectivity, and then devotes his attention to each of the eight major theories of ethics." "Throughout the book, the exposition draws on examples from great moral philosophers such as Aristotle, Kant and Mill, as well as contemporary debates over human nature, the environment and citizenship." "Eight Theories of Ethics is written with detailed suggestions for further reading at the end of each chapter - including original sources and contemporary discussions. It is ideal for anyone coming to this area of philosophy for the first time, and for those studying ethics in related disciplines such as politics, law, nursing and medicine."--Jacket
The re-enchantment of the world : art versus religion by Gordon Graham( Book )

24 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Re-enchantment of the World is a philosophical exploration of the role of art and religion as sources of meaning in an increasingly material world dominated by science. Gordon Graham takes as his starting point Max Weber's idea that contemporary Western culture is marked by a 'disenchantment of the world' - the loss of spiritual value in the wake of religion's decline and the triumph of the physical and biological sciences. Relating themes in Hegel, Nietzsche, Schleiermacher, Schopenhauer, and Gadamer to topics in contemporary philosophy of the arts, Graham explores the idea that art, now freed from its previous service to religion, has the potential to re-enchant the world. In so doing, he develops an argument that draws on the strengths of both 'analytical' and 'continental' traditions of philosophical reflection."
The shape of the past by Gordon Graham( Book )

18 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Can human history as a whole be interpreted in any meaningful way? Has there been real progress between stone age and space age? Does history repeat itself? Is there evidence of divine providence? Questions such as these have fascinated thinkers, and some of the greatest philosophers, notably Kant and Hegel, have turned their minds to philosophical history. As a branch of philosophy, however, it has received little attention in the analytical tradition." "This pioneering work aims to bring the methods of analytical philosophy to the critical examination of some of these questions. In addition to Hegel and Kant, the discussion ranges over the writings of Augustine, Machiavelli, and Nietzsche. The ideas of historical progress, secularization and the decline of religion, cultural cycles, historical rupture and God in history are all subjected to careful analysis. Gordon Graham argues that, although unfashionable, the claim that history is the story of progress under the guidance of providence is one of the most plausible accounts of the shape of the past."--Jacket
Politics in its place : a study of six ideologies by Gordon Graham( Book )

10 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary social philosophy by Gordon Graham( Book )

18 editions published between 1988 and 1995 in 4 languages and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The idea of Christian charity : a critique of some contemporary conceptions by Gordon Graham( Book )

9 editions published in 1990 in English and Polish and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wittgenstein and natural religion by Gordon Graham( Book )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gordon Graham presents a bold new account of Wittgenstein's philosophy, which argues for its relevance to the study of religion and aims to revitalize the philosophy of 'true religion'. He uses Wittgenstein's conception of philosophy to argue in favour of the idea that 'true religion' is to be understood as human participation in divine life
Historical explanation reconsidered by Gordon Graham( Book )

10 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scottish philosophy in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries by Gordon Graham( Book )

10 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A History of Scottish Philosophy is a series of collaborative studies, each volume being devoted to a specific period. Together they provide a comprehensive account of the Scottish philosophical tradition, from the centuries that laid the foundation of the remarkable burst of intellectual fertility known as the Scottish Enlightenment, through the Victorian age and beyond, when it continued to exercise powerful intellectual influence at home and abroad. The books aim to be historically informative, while at the same time serving to renew philosophical interest in the problems with which the Scottish philosophers grappled, and in the solutions they proposed. This volume covers the history of Scottish philosophy after the Enlightenment period, through the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Leading experts explore the lives and work of major figures including Thomas Brown, William Hamilton, J.F. Ferrier, Alexander Bain, John Macmurray, and George Davie, and address important developments in the period from the Scottish reception of Kant and Hegel to the spread of Scottish philosophy in Europe, America and Australasia, and the relation of Common Sense philosophy and American pragmatism. A concluding chapter investigates the nature and identity of a 'Scottish philosophical tradition'
Living the good life : an introduction to moral philosophy by Gordon Graham( Book )

5 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents philosophical arguments dealing with moral issues and explores the arguments of historical philosophers and applies them to concerns of our modern world such as drug-abuse and homosexuality. Discusses issues such as egotism, hedonism, existentialism, morality regarding duty and utilitarianism, and religion and the meaning of life. Includes an index
Universities : the recovery of an idea by Gordon Graham( Book )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Research assessment exercises, teaching quality assessment, line management, staff appraisal, student course evaluation, modularization, student fees - these are all names of innovations (and problems) - in modern British universities. How far do they reflect a more conscientious approach to the effective promotion of higher education, and how far do they constitute a significant departure from traditional academic concerns and values? Using some themes of Cardinal Newman's classic The Idea
Theories of ethics : an introduction to moral philosophy with a selection of classic readings by Gordon Graham( Book )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theories of Ethics offers a comprehensive survey of the major schools and figures in moral philosophy, from Socrates to the present day. Written entirely in non-technical language, it aims to be introductory without being elementary, so that readers may quickly engage with selected readings from classic sources. The writings of major philosophers are explained in a structured exploration of recurrently important issues about right and wrong, good and evil, social relations and religious meaning
Philosophy, art, and religion : understanding faith and creativity by Gordon Graham( Book )

7 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At a time when religion and science are thought to be at loggerheads, art is widely hailed as religion's natural spiritual ally. Philosophy, Art, and Religion investigates the extent to which this is true. It charts the way in which modern conceptions of 'Art' often marginalize the sacred arts, construing choral and instrumental music, painting and iconography, poetry, drama, and architecture as 'applied' arts that necessarily fall short of the ideal of 'art for art's sake'. Drawing on both history of art and philosophical aesthetics, Graham sets out the historical context in which the arts came to free themselves from religious patronage, in order to conceptualize the cultural context in which religious art currently finds itself. The book then relocates religious art within the aesthetics of everyday life. Subsequent chapters systematically explore each of the sacred arts, using a wide range of illustrative examples to uncover the ways in which artworks can illuminate religious faith, and religious content can lend artworks a deeper dimension
The case against the democratic state : an essay in cultural criticism by Gordon Graham( Book )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The history of the last two hundred years is a story of the immense and relentless growth of the State at the expense of other social institutions. We are now so familiar and accepting of the State's pre-eminence in all things, that few think to question it, and most suppose that democratic endorsement legitimizes it. The aim of this essay is to present a sustained and compelling argument against both presumptions. It contends that the gross imbalance of power in the modern State between ruler and ruled is sorely in need of justification, and that democracy simply masks this need with an illusion of popular sovereignty."--Jacket
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The Internet : a philosophical inquiry
Philosophy of the arts : an introduction to aestheticsEvil and Christian ethicsThe institution of intellectual values : realism and idealism in higher educationGenes : a philosophical inquiryEthics and international relationsEight theories of ethicsThe re-enchantment of the world : art versus religionThe shape of the past
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Graham, Gordon

Graham, Lawrence Gordon 1949-

Graham, Lawrence Gordon 1949 Juliol 15-

Graham, Lawrence Gordon 1949 July 15-

Гордон Грэхэм

Грэм Гордон

غوردون غراهام صحفي أمريكي

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