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Thomas, Alan 1964-

Overview
Works: 8 works in 95 publications in 1 language and 2,614 library holdings
Genres: Bibliography  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: BJ604.W55, 170.92
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Alan Thomas
Thomas Nagel by Alan Thomas( )

37 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Thomas Nagel's contribution to philosophy over the past forty years has been enormously influential. In the first sustained examination of Nagel's ideas, Alan Thomas provides readers with a detailed exploration of the central dichotomy around which Nagel organizes his philosophy: the concern over how to reconcile "subjective" and "objective" views of the world." "Thomas begins by clarifying and defending Nagel's basic metaphysical contrast between subjective and objective ways of thinking about the world. He shows how a proper understanding of radically perspectival views of the world allows one to defend some of Nagel's most important claims about the mind, tracing his influential work in the philosophy of mind from his early paper on physicalism to his recent defence of a form of dual aspect theory. Thomas then turns to ethics, where Nagel's influence is pre-eminent, following the development of his views from his contrast between subjective and objective reasons in his early work to his later hybrid ethical theory. The volume concludes with an examination of Nagel's political philosophy, particularly his recent controversial work on global justice."--Jacket
Value and context : the nature of moral and political knowledge by Alan Thomas( Book )

22 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Alan Thomas presents an original study of the status of value and its relation to the contexts in which evaluative claims are justified. He articulates and defends the view that human beings do possess moral and political knowledge, but that it is historically and culturally contextual knowledge in ways that, say, mathematical or chemical knowledge is not. His exposition of a 'cognitivist contextualism' in ethics and politics builds upon contemporary work in epistemology, moral philosophy, and political theory to fashion an argument that is relevant to current debates about culture, modernity, and relativism."--Jacket
Bernard Williams by Alan Thomas( Book )

13 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume provides a systematic overview and comprehensive assessment of Bernard Williams' contribution to moral philosophy, a field in which Williams was one of the most influential of contemporary philosophers. The seven essays, which were specially commissioned for this volume, examine his work on moral objectivity, the nature of practical reason, moral emotion, the critique of the "morality system," Williams' assessment of the ethical thought of the ancient world, and his later adoption of Nietzsche's method of "genealogy." Collectively, the essays not only engage with Williams' work, but also develop independent philosophical arguments in connection with those topics that have, over the last thirty years, particularly reflected Williams' influence. Book jacket
Republic of equals : predistribution and property-owning democracy by Alan Thomas( Book )

13 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study of property-owning democracy argues that a society in which capital is universally accessible to all citizens uniquely meets the demands of justice. It defends a renovated form of capitalism in which the free market is no longer a threat to social democratic values, but is potentially convergent with them
Value and context : moral and political knowledge in modernity by Alan Thomas( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Normative ethics by Alan Thomas( )

in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A contextual model of moral justification by Alan Price Thomas( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bernard Williams. Contemporary Philosophy in Focus( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This volume provides a systematic overview and comprehensive assessment of Bernard Williams' contribution to moral philosophy, a field in which Williams was one of the most influential of contemporary philosophers. The seven essays, which were specially commissioned for this volume, examine his work on moral objectivity, the nature of practical reason, moral emotion, the critique of the 'morality system', Williams' assessment of the ethical thought of the ancient world, and his later adoption of Nietzsche's method of 'genealogy'. Collectively, the essays not only engage with Williams' work, but also develop independent philosophical arguments in connection with those topics that have, over the last thirty years, particularly reflected Williams' influence
 
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Value and context : the nature of moral and political knowledge
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Alternative Names
Thomas, A.P. 1964-

Thomas, A. P. (Alan Price), 1964-

Thomas, Alan 1964-

Thomas, Alan, Dr.

Thomas, Alan P. 1964-

Thomas, Alan Price, 1964-

Languages
English (93)