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Johnson, Peter 1943-

Overview
Works: 18 works in 120 publications in 1 language and 3,330 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Contributor
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Most widely held works by Peter Johnson
Collingwood's The idea of history : a reader's guide by Peter Johnson( )

14 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Idea of History is the best known work of the Oxford philosopher and historian RG Collingwood. Published posthumously in 1946 it is, in effect, two books: a historiography and a philosophy of history. Students look to Collingwood for a history of thinking about history, and to discover his ideas about the nature of historical understanding. It is an indispensable text for historians and philosophers yet it is also highly challenging and many of Collingwood's innovations have been seriously misunderstood. The primary focus of this book is on Collingwood's actual arguments, especially the most radical of these, with the aim of elucidating their construction and appraising them in the clearest possible way. This guide is the ideal companion to Collingwood's classic text both for students coming to it for the first time and for those wishing to consider its arguments afresh. It offers clear and concise accounts of the book's composition; the intellectual context of Collingwood's ideas; its central arguments concerning the nature of history; and its reception and influence
A philosopher and appeasement : R.G. Collingwood and the Second World War by Peter Johnson( )

10 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is volume one of a two-part series. Taken together, the two volumes of A Philosopher at War examine the political thought of the philosopher and archaeologist, R.G. Collingwood, against the background of the First and Second World Wars. Collingwood served in Admiralty Intelligence during the First World War and although he was not physically robust enough to play an active role in the Second World War, he was swift to condemn the policies of appeasement which he thought largely res
Frames of deceit : a study of the loss and recovery of public and private trust by Peter Johnson( Book )

19 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frames of Deceit is a philosophical investigation of the nature of trust in public and private life. It examines how trust originates, how it is challenged, and how it is recovered when moral and political imperatives collide. In politics, rulers may be called upon to act badly for the sake of a political good, and in private life intimate attachments are formed in which the costs of betrayal are high. This book asks how trust is tested by human goods, moral character, and power relations. The author explores whether an individual's experience of betrayal differs totally from that of a community when it loses and then seeks to recover a vital public trust. Although this is a work of political philosophy, it is distinctive in examining three literary texts - Sophocles' Philoctetes, Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida, and Zola's Therese Raquin - in order to deepen our understanding of the place of trust in morality and politics. This is a book of interest to moral and political philosophers as well as to literary theorists
Politics, innocence, and the limits of goodness by Peter Johnson( Book )

14 editions published between 1988 and 2021 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1988. Moral innocence is of enduring interest because it seems to embody our ideals in their purest form. The place of moral innocence in politics is the central theme of Peter Johnson's subtle and original book. Are there moral dispositions which are not only incompatible with politics but actually endanger it? If it is sometimes necessary to act badly in order to achieve desirable objectives, what moral standpoints would exclude such a course at action? Peter Johnson demonstrates convincingly why philosophical accounts of morality, past and present, are unable to explain moral innocence: its full impact on politics can only be grasped by putting aside traditional theories. Literature provides the key to a deeper understanding of the relationship between politics and morality. Melville's Billy Budd, Shakespeare's Henry VI, and Graham Greene's The Quiet American reveal moral innocence at work in political circumstances of great intensity. Through these and other literary figures, we see at last the specific character of moral innocence and why it is connected with political disaster. This closely reasoned yet deeply passionate book illuminates a problem of great contemporary interest and nowhere more so than in American public life. Original in theme and content, it confronts central issues of concern to the modern mind, not simply to academics, both teachers and taught, but to all those interested in how they might be governed
Moral philosophers and the novel : a study of Winch, Nussbaum, and Rorty by Peter Johnson( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this new study, Peter Johnson assesses the role of the novel in moral philosophy. Students of philosophy are keen to include selected novels as part of courses in ethics. Often, however, they do not know how novels are to be read philosophically, or what pictures of the novel are conducive to such readings. Addressing this need, Johnson explores the views of three prominent philosophers (Winch, Nussbaum and Rorty), criticising them in the light of a distinctive understanding of the novel's world. In this book students will find detailed discussions of the moral quandaries the novel displays together with informed engagement with leading philosophers in the current debate."--BOOK JACKET
R.G. Collingwood : an introduction by Peter Johnson( Book )

6 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

R.G. Collingwood : a research companion by James Connelly( )

15 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"R G Collingwood is an important twentieth century historian, archaeologist and philosopher whose works are the subject of continued interest, analysis and study. There is an unquestionable need to support this research activity with the provision of a reference guide which is fully up-to-date, informed and authoritative. The Companion will therefore list all primary and secondary material relevant to the study of Collingwood in all his fields of expertise - historical theory, philosophy and archaeology. It will also provide a guide to archive material relevant to his life, together with sources and locations. The resulting v. will provide an essential companion to the understanding of the life and thought of R G Collingwood."--
R. G. Collingwood and the Second World War : facing barbarism by Peter Johnson( )

8 editions published between 2020 and 2021 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As one of the few philosophers to subject civilisation and barbarism to close analysis, Collingwood was acutely aware of the interrelationship between philosophy and history. This book combines historical, biographical and philosophical discussion in order to illuminate Collingwood's thinking and create the first in-depth analysis of Collingwood's responses to the Second World War"--
The philosophy of manners : a study of the 'little virtues' by Peter Johnson( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Philosopher at the Admiralty : R.G. Collingwood and the First World War by Peter Johnson( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is volume one of a two-part series (volumes sold separately). Taken together, the two volumes of A Philosopher at War examine the political thought of the philosopher and archaeologist, R.G. Collingwood, against the background of the First and Second World Wars. Collingwood served in Admiralty Intelligence during the First World War and although he was not physically robust enough to play an active role in the Second World War, he was swift to condemn the policies of appeasement wh
A philosopher at the admiralty : R.G. Collingwood and the First World War by Peter Johnson( Book )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is volume one of a two-part series (volumes sold separately). Taken together, the two volumes of A Philosopher at War examine the political thought of the philosopher and archaeologist, R.G. Collingwood, against the background of the First and Second World Wars. Collingwood served in Admiralty Intelligence during the First World War and although he was not physically robust enough to play an active role in the Second World War, he was swift to condemn the policies of appeasement wh
A philosopher at war by Peter Johnson( Book )

in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A philosopher at war by Peter Johnson( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The correspondence of R.G. Collingwood : an illustrated guide by Peter Johnson( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A philosopher and appeasement : R.G. Collingwood and the Second World War by Peter Johnson( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

COLLINGWOOD'S THE IDEA OF HISTORY a reader's guide;a reader's guide by Peter Johnson( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enter the novel by Peter Johnson( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

R by James Connelly( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

R.G. Collingwood is an important 20th-century historian, archaeologist and philosopher whose works are the subject of continued interest, analysis and study. There is an unquestionable need to support this research activity with the provision of a reference guide which is fully up-to-date, informed and authoritative. The Companion therefore lists all primary and secondary material relevant to the study of Collingwood in all his fields of expertise - historical theory, philosophy and archaeology. It also provides a guide to archive material relevant to his life, together with sources and locat
 
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Frames of deceit : a study of the loss and recovery of public and private trust
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Frames of deceit : a study of the loss and recovery of public and private trustMoral philosophers and the novel : a study of Winch, Nussbaum, and RortyR.G. Collingwood : an introductionR.G. Collingwood : a research companionR. G. Collingwood and the Second World War : facing barbarismThe philosophy of manners : a study of the 'little virtues'R
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English (119)