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Wight, O. W. (Orlando Williams) 1824-1888

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Works: 59 works in 438 publications in 1 language and 4,401 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Biography  Portraits  Didactic fiction  Records and correspondence  Military history  Textbooks 
Roles: Editor, Translator
Classifications: AC4, 848.4
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Thoughts by Blaise Pascal ( Book )
21 editions published between 1910 and 1988 in English and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Intended as a systematic and coherent defense of the Christian faith, Pascal's Thoughts ( Pensées") were assembled after his death from the scattered and unfinished writings he had been working on. Among other things, the author advances a proposition now known as Pascal's Wager: the idea that a rational person should behave as though God exists
Course of the history of modern philosophy by Victor Cousin ( Book )
28 editions published between 1852 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"M. Cousin's Course of the history of modern philosophy is here, for the first time entire, presented to the English reader. It consists of Lectures delivered at Paris in the years 1828-9. This second series of Lectures contains a full exposition of Cousin's system. It is, in fact, his great philosophical work, and has received his last revision and correction. Whoever, either for the purpose of propagating it or resisting its influence, wishes to make himself acquainted with Eclecticism, which is fast becoming the dominant philosophy of the nineteenth century, will do well to study this production of its founder and ablest teacher. The first volume contains a luminous summary of Cousin's views in regard to humanity and history. The connected account of the second volume gives of the history of philosophy from the earliest times; the distinct classification it makes of systems; the brief, yet intelligible, glimpses it affords into the interior of almost every school, whether ancient or modern, together with the detailed analysis of Locke"--Préface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2008 APA, all rights reserved)
Lectures on the true, the beautiful, and the good by Victor Cousin ( Book )
42 editions published between 1854 and 2011 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Explains that the eighteen lectures that compose this volume have in fact the particular trait that they present a regular exposition of the doctrine which was at first fixed in our mind, which has not ceased to preside over our labors. This book, then, contains the abridged but exact expression of our convictions on the fundamental points of philosophic science. In it will be openly seen the method that is the soul of our enterprise, our principles, our processes, our results. Under these three heads, the True, the Beautiful, the Good, we embrace psychology, placed by us at the head of all philosophy, aesthetics, ethics, natural right, even public right to a certain extent, finally theodicea, that perilous rendezvous of all systems, where different principles are condemned or justified by their consequences. It is the affair of our book to plead its own cause. We only desire that it may be appreciated and judged according to what it really is, and not according to an opinion too much accredited. We declare that eclecticism is very dear to us, for it is in our eyes the height of the history of philosophy; but the source of that light is elsewhere. Eclecticism is one of the most important and most useful applications of the philosophy which we teach, but it is not its principle. Our true doctrine, our true flag is spiritualism, that philosophy as solid as generous, which began with Socrates and Plato, which the Gospel has spread abroad in the world, and which Descartes put under the severe forms of modern genius. May our voice be heard by new generations as it was by the serious youth of the Restoration!"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2008 APA, all rights reserved)
The provincial letters of Blaise Pascal by Blaise Pascal ( Book )
20 editions published between 1856 and 1904 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Germany by Staël ( Book )
36 editions published between 1859 and 2011 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The thoughts, letters, and opuscules of Blaise Pascal by Blaise Pascal ( Book )
26 editions published between 1859 and 1893 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This volume contains: 1st, an account of the "Various Editions of Pascal's Thoughts; " 2d, an essay on the "Genius and Writings of Pascal; " 3d, "Pascal considered as a Philosophic Skeptic; " 4th, the "Thoughts of Pascal; " 5th, the "Letters of Pascal; " and 6th, the "Opuscules of Pascal." We take leave of Pascal with regret. Many holy hours we have spent in his company, and have thanked the Omniscient for such a revelation in man of moral and intellectual force. We regard Pascal not only as the greatest genius but as the holiest man that France has produced. To the young men of America we commend a writer in whom greatness and rectitude of mind were combined in an equal degree"--Préface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
Philosophy of Sir William Hamilton, Bart. by William Hamilton ( Book )
31 editions published between 1853 and 1971 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Adventures of Telemachus, the son of Ulysses by François de Salignac de La Mothe- Fénelon ( Book )
18 editions published between 1859 and 1896 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Both in its original French and its many translations, The Adventures of Telemachus was one of the most popular and revered works of the eighteenth century. During that time, more than ten English prose and poetry versions appeared, including this masterful prose translation by Smollett. Known for his novels Roderick Random and The Expedition of Humphry Clinker, Smollett was also a gifted translator. The Adventures of Telemachus was his final translation, and is one of the finest versions of the work. Long a disputed title in the Smollett canon, it is fully restored to his credit by Leslie A. Chilton
The works of Michel de Montaigne by Michel de Montaigne ( Book )
24 editions published between 1859 and 1887 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
History of Charles XII by Voltaire ( Book )
17 editions published between 1859 and 2002 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The martyrs by François-René Chateaubriand ( Book )
18 editions published between 1850 and 1902 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Life of Martin Luther by Christian Karl Josias Bunsen ( Book )
12 editions published between 1859 and 1882 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Life of Vittoria Colonna by Thomas Adolphus Trollope ( Book )
7 editions published between 1800 and 1877 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Life of Christopher Columbis by Alphonse de Lamartine ( Book )
8 editions published between 1859 and 1879 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Works of Michael de Montaigne. Comprising his essays, journey into Italy, and letters by Michel de Montaigne ( Book )
7 editions published between 1859 and 1887 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lives and letters of Abelard and Heloise by O. W Wight ( Book )
7 editions published between 1860 and 1861 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Peoples and countries visited in a winding journey around the world by O. W Wight ( Book )
6 editions published between 1888 and 2011 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Life of Robert Burns by Thomas Carlyle ( Book )
4 editions published in 1859 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The life of Hannibal by Thomas Arnold ( Book )
3 editions published between 1859 and 1877 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Wight, Orlando William, 1824-1888
Wight, Orlando Williams, 1824-1888
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