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Hamilton, William Sir 1788-1856

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Works: 286 works in 1,300 publications in 3 languages and 12,311 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Arranger, Author of introduction, Commentator for written text, Commentator, Creator, Contributor
Classifications: B1423, 192
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Lectures on metaphysics and logic by William Hamilton( Book )

110 editions published between 1858 and 2001 in English and German and held by 932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The following Lectures on Metaphysics constitute the first portion of the Biennial Course which the author was in the habit of delivering during the period of his occupation of the Chair of Logic and Metaphysics in the University of Edinburgh. The Author himself, adopting the Kantian division of the mental faculties into those of Knowledge, Feeling, and Conation, considers the Philosophy of Mind as comprehending, in relation to each of these, the three great subdivisions of Psychology, or the Science of the Phenomena of Mind; Nomology, or the Science of its Laws; and Ontology, or the Science of Results and Inferences. The term Metaphysics, in its strictest sense, is synonymous with the last of these subdivisions; while, in its widest sense, it may be regarded as including the first also,--the second being, in practice at least, if not in scientific accuracy, usually distributed among other departments of Philosophy. The following Lectures cannot be considered as embracing the whole province of Metaphysics in either of the above senses"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2008 APA, all rights reserved). "This is volume 2 of Sir William Hamilton's lectures on metaphysics. The lectures presented here cover a range of metaphysical topics: special cognitive and presentative faculties, conservative faculties, reproductive faculties, and elaborative and regulative faculties. Also included are the feelings--pleasure and pain." (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2008 APA, all rights reserved)
Discussions on philosophy and literature, education and university reform : chiefly from the Edinburgh review by William Hamilton( Book )

73 editions published between 1846 and 2012 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works of Thomas Reid, D.D., now fully collected, with selections from his unpublished letters by Thomas Reid( Book )

67 editions published between 1845 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collected works of Dugald Stewart by Dugald Stewart( Book )

61 editions published between 1827 and 2010 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophy of Sir William Hamilton, Bart. by William Hamilton( Book )

41 editions published between 1853 and 1971 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lectures on political economy by Dugald Stewart( Book )

11 editions published between 1877 and 1994 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophical works by Thomas Reid( Book )

26 editions published between 1967 and 1983 in English and German and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on the intellectual powers of man by Thomas Reid( Book )

40 editions published between 1850 and 2000 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The essays cover a wide spectrum across of intellectual powers including the external senses, memory, conception, abstraction, judgment, reasoning, and 'taste' (aesthetic taste)." (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2008 APA, all rights reserved)
The metaphysics of Sir William Hamilton, collected, arranged, and abridged, for the use of colleges and private students by William Hamilton( Book )

15 editions published between 1861 and 1877 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It is unfortunate that Sir William Hamilton did not undertake fully to digest his metaphysical opinions into system, and to publish them as one orderly and connected whole. He had a system, for he was eminently a methodical and self-consistent thinker; but it was built up piecemeal, and so given to the world, at various times, in successive articles in the Edinburgh Review; in copious notes, appendices, and other additions to these articles when they were republished as a volume of "Discussions, " and again, when these "Discussions" passed to a second edition. I have endeavored, in the present volume, to prepare a text-book which should contain, in his own language, the substance of all that he has written upon the subject. For this purpose, the "Lectures on Metaphysics" have been taken as the basis of the work; and I have freely abridged them by striking out the repetitions and redundancies in which they abound, and omitting also, in great part, the load of citations and references that they contain, as these are of inferior interest except to a student of the history of philosophy, or as marks of the stupendous erudition of the author. The space acquired by these abridgments has enabled me to interweave into the book, in their appropriate place and connection, all those portions of the "Discussions, " and of the Notes and Dissertations supplementary to Reid, which seemed necessary either to elucidate and confirm the text, or to supplement it with the later and more fully expressed opinions of the author"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
The metaphysics of Sir William Hamilton by William Hamilton( Book )

38 editions published between 1861 and 2002 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lectures on metaphysics and logic by William Hamilton( Book )

82 editions published between 1810 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The following Lectures on Metaphysics constitute the first portion of the Biennial Course which the lamented Author was in the habit of delivering during the period of his occupation of the Chair of Logic and Metaphysics, in the University of Edinburgh. giving these Lectures to the world, it is due, both to the Author and to his readers, to acknowledge that they do not appear in that state of completeness which might have been expected, had they been prepared for publication by the Author himself As Lectures on Metaphysics--whether that term be taken in its wider or its stricter sense--they are confessedly imperfect. The Author himself, adopting the Kantian division of the mental faculties into those of Knowledge, Feeling, and Conation, considers the Philosophy of Mind as comprehending, in relation to each of these, the three great subdivisions of Psychology, or the Science of the Phenomena of Mind; Nomology, or the Science of its Laws; and Ontology, or the Science of Results and Inferences. The term Metaphysics, in its strictest sense, is synonymous with the last of these subdivisions; while, in its widest sense, it may be regarded as including the first also--the second being, in practice at least, if not in scientific accuracy, usually distributed among other departments of Philosophy. The following Lectures cannot be considered as embracing the whole province of Metaphysics in either of the above senses. Among the Phenomena of Mind, the Cognitive Faculties are discussed fully and satisfactorily; those of Feeling are treated with less detail; those of Conation receive scarcely any special consideration; while the questions of Ontology, or Metaphysics proper, are touched upon only incidentally. The omission of any special discussion of this last branch may perhaps be justified by its abstruse character, and unsuitableness for a course of elementary instruction; but it is especially to be regretted, both on account of the general neglect of this branch of study by the entire school of Scottish philosophers, and also on account of the eminent qualifications which the Author possessed for supplying this acknowledged deficiency. A treatise on Ontology from the pen of Sir William Hamilton, embodying the final results of the Philosophy of the Conditioned, would have been a boon to the philosophical world such as probably no writer now living is capable of conferring."--[Source inconnue]
The history of medicine, surgery, and anatomy, from the creation of the world, to the commencement of the nineteenth century by William Hamilton( Book )

10 editions published in 1831 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Outline of Sir William Hamilton's philosophy : a textbook for students by John Clark Murray( Book )

15 editions published between 1870 and 1981 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Outline of Sir William Henry Hamilton's philosophy by John Clark Murray( Book )

6 editions published between 1870 and 1971 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chapters in logic containing Sir William Hamilton's lectures on modified logic, and selections from the Port Royal Logic by William Hamilton( Book )

8 editions published between 1870 and 1981 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lectures on logic by William Hamilton( Book )

14 editions published between 1840 and 1866 in English and Undetermined and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Science is a complement of cognitions, having, in point of form, the character of logical perfection; in point of matter, the character of real truth. The constituent attributes of logical perfection are the perspicuity, the completeness, the harmony, of knowledge. But the perspicuity, completeness, and harmony of our cognitions are, for the human mind, possible only through method. Method in general denotes a procedure in the treatment of an object, conducted according to determinate rules. Method, in reference to science, denotes, therefore, the arrangement and elaboration of cognitions according to definite rules, with the view of conferring on these a logical perfection. The methods by which we proceed in the treatment of the objects of our knowledge are two; or rather method, considered in its integrity, consists of two processes,--analysis and synthesis"--Chapter. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
The logic of Sir William Hamilton, bart. by William Hamilton( Book )

10 editions published between 1863 and 1866 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chapters in logic by William Hamilton( Book )

8 editions published in 1870 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An examination of Sir William Hamilton's philosophy and of the principal philosophical questions discussed in his writings by John Stuart Mill( Book )

5 editions published between 1865 and 1979 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Among the philosophical writers of the present century in these islands, no one occupies a higher position than Sir William Hamilton. He alone, of our metaphysicians of this and the preceding generation, has acquired, merely as such, an European celebrity: while, in our own country, he has not only had power to produce a revival of interest in a study which had ceased to be popular, but has made himself, in some sense, the founder of a school of thought. The school, indeed, is not essentially new; for its fundamental doctrines are those of the philosophy which has everywhere been in the ascendant since the setting in of the reaction against Locke and Hume, which dates from Reid among ourselves and from Kant for the rest of Europe. But that general scheme of philosophy is split into many divisions, and the Hamiltonian form of it is distinguished by as marked peculiarities as belong to any other of its acknowledged varieties. My subject, therefore, is less Sir W . Hamilton, than the questions which Sir W . Hamilton discussed. It is, however, impossible to write on those questions in our own country and in our own time, without incessant reference, express or tacit, to his treatment of them." (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
 
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German (10)

Latin (8)

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Discussions on philosophy and literature, education and university reform : chiefly from the Edinburgh reviewThe works of Thomas Reid, D.D., now fully collected, with selections from his unpublished lettersThe collected works of Dugald StewartLectures on metaphysics and logicThe philosophy of the infinite; with special reference to the theories of Sir William Hamilton and M. Cousin