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Papineau, David 1947-

Overview
Works: 40 works in 304 publications in 6 languages and 9,069 library holdings
Genres: Introductions  History  Interviews  Documentary films  Educational films  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, ed, Other, Opponent
Classifications: Q158, 190
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David Papineau
Western philosophy : an illustrated guide( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 983 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What does it mean for someone to exist? What is truth? Are we free to choose to think or act? What is consciousness? Is human cloning justifiable? These are just some of the questions philosophers have attempted to answer, striking right at the heart of what it means to be human. This important new books shows that philosophy need not be dry or intimidating. Its highly original treatment, combining philosophical analysis, historical and biographical background and thought-provoking illustrations, simultaneously informs and stimulates the reader.Western Philosophy: An Illustrated Guide is structured thematically, in terms of major issues, with chapters on World, Mind and Body, Knowledge, Faith, Ethics and Aesthetics, and Society. Cutting across this organization by theme is a parallel organization that focuses on the great thinkers and their influence, as well as the schools or "-isms" to which they subscribed.A highly accessible introduction to the subject, founded upon impeccable academic scholarship, Western Philosophy: An Illustrated Guide offers life-changing perspectives on what really matters
Philosophy by David Papineau( Book )

35 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What does it mean for someone to exist? What is truth? Are we free to choose to think or act? What is consciousness? Is human cloning justifiable? These are just some of the questions philosophers have attempted to answer, striking right at the heart of what it means to be human. This important new books shows that philosophy need not be dry or intimidating. Its highly original treatment, combining philosophical analysis, historical and biographical background and thought-provoking illustrations, simultaneously informs and stimulates the reader. Western Philosophy: An Illustrated Guide is structured thematically, in terms of major issues, with chapters on World, Mind and Body, Knowledge, Faith, Ethics and Aesthetics, and Society. Cutting across this organization by theme is a parallel organization that focuses on the great thinkers and their influence, as well as the schools or "--Isms" to which they subscribed. A highly accessible introduction to the subject, founded upon impeccable academic scholarship, Western Philosophy: An Illustrated Guide offers life-changing perspectives on what really matters
Thinking about consciousness by David Papineau( Book )

29 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Thinking About Consciousness' is a discussion of recent physicalist ideas about consciousness and its relationship to brain processes, written in an accessible style by David Papineau
Reality and representation by David Papineau( Book )

19 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in English and Spanish and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The roots of reason : philosophical essays on rationality, evolution, and probability by David Papineau( Book )

25 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mainly reprints of articles first published in various philosophical journals
The philosophy of science by David Papineau( Book )

33 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains the most important contributions to the recent debate on the philosophy of science. The contributors crystallize the often heated arguments of the last two decades, assessing the sceptical attitudes within philosophy of science and the counter-challenges of the scientific realists
Theory and meaning by David Papineau( Book )

17 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is concerned with those aspects of the theory of meaning for scientific terms that are relevant to questions about the evaluation of scientific theories. The contemporary debate about theory choice in science is normally presented as a conflict between two sets of ideas. The book shows that there is no real contest here; that the two sets of ideas are in fact quite compatible
For science in the social sciences by David Papineau( Book )

23 editions published between 1978 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introducing consciousness by David Papineau( Book )

29 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern science may have split the atom and solved the mystery of life, but it has yet to explain the source of conscious feelings. Eminent thinkers from many areas of science are turning to this problem, and a wide range of theories are currently on offer. Yet sceptics doubt whether consciousness can be tamed by conventional science, or even can be understood at all. Introducing Consciousness provides a comprehensive guide to the current state of consciousness studies
Philosophical naturalism by David Papineau( Book )

10 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"David Papineau defends the naturalist view that human beings and their mental powers are normal parts of the natural world described by science. The first part of the book shows why this naturalist perspective is an inescapable consequence of certain physical truisms. However, far from this diminishing human beings, Papineau then shows how the central features of mind - consciousness, meaning and knowledge - can still be accommodated within the naturalist perspective. He exposes the widespread intuition that consciousness is non-physical as a confusion occasioned by the special structure of human imagination. Meaning is explained as a biological phenomenon, arising from the need for our actions to be directed towards and guided by features of the external world. And knowledge is understood in terms of the active pursuit of truth, a perspective which yields a realist solution to traditional sceptical problems, and carries important implications for the interpretation of mathematics, modality and morality. This book aims to offer original solutions to the central philosophical problems of mind and knowledge"--Back cover
Teleosemantics : new philosophical essays by Graham Macdonald( Book )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and Italian and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Teleosemantics' seeks to explain meaning and other intentional phenomena in terms of their function in the life of the species. This volume of new essays from a line-up of well-known contributors offers a summary of the current state of the teleosemantics debate
Philosophical devices : proofs, probabilities, possibilities, and sets by David Papineau( Book )

17 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is designed to explain the technical ideas that are taken for granted in much contemporary philosophical writing. Notions like "denumerability," "modal scope distinction," "Bayesian conditionalization," and "logical completeness" are usually only elucidated deep within difficult specialist texts. By offering simple explanations that by-pass much irrelevant and boring detail, Philosophical Devices is able to cover a wealth of material that is normally only available to specialists. The book contains four sections, each of three chapters. The first section is about sets and numbers, starting with the membership relation and ending with the generalized continuum hypothesis. The second is about analyticity, a prioricity, and necessity. The third is about probability, outlining the difference between objective and subjective probability and exploring aspects of conditionalization and correlation. The fourth deals with metalogic, focusing on the contrast between syntax and semantics, and finishing with a sketch of Godel's theorem. Philosophical Devices will be useful for university students who have got past the foothills of philosophy and are starting to read more widely, but it does not assume any prior expertise. All the issues discussed are intrinsically interesting, and often downright fascinating. It can be read with pleasure and profit by anybody who is curious about the technical infrastructure of contemporary philosophy."--Page 4 of cover
Philosophy : the illustrated guide to understanding and using philosophy today( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In conversation : Donald Davidson by Donald Davidson( Visual )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One-on-one discussions between Davidson and some of the leading philosophers of today
Knowing the score : what sports can teach us about philosophy (and what philosophy can teach us about sports) by David Papineau( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Beginning with various sporting questions and challenges, Papineau digs into modern philosophy's most perplexing questions. For instance, he discusses drafting techniques in cycling to shed new light on questions of altruism, and examines cricket family "dynasties" to help broaden the debate over nature v. nurture. When Papineau began writing this book, he thought he could illuminate sports by viewing it through a philosophical lens. But the more he wrote, the more he realized that it was the other way around - the study of sports clarifies, challenges, and sometimes confuses crucial issues in philosophy. Why do sports competitors choke? How can Roger Federer select which shot to play in 400 milliseconds? Why do fans think God will favor their team over their rivals? Why does motor racing, but not football, run in families? How can it be moral to deceive the umpire by framing a pitch? From all of these questions, and many more, philosophy has a great deal to learn."--
The Papineau discussion by Donald Davidson( Visual )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Davidson's views on meaning and truth are discussed in detail
The scientific outlook by Bertrand Russell( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in Turkish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploring the nature and scope of scientific knowledge, the increased power of nature that science affords and the changes in the lives of human beings that result from new forms of science, this is an insightful and accessible work that sees Russell at his very best
Quantum causality : conceptual issues in the causal theory of quantum mechanics by Peter J Riggs( )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on the foundations of quantum physics and the role that causality plays in the microscopic world governed by the laws of quantum mechanics. This work offers a philosophical account of the Causal Theory and the place of causality in the quantum realm
 
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Western philosophy : an illustrated guide
Alternative Names
David Papineau britischer Philosoph

David Papineau British philosopher

David Papineau Brits filosoof

David Papineau filósofo británico

Papineau, D.

ديفيد بابينو، 1947-

파피뉴, 데이비드 1947-

퍼피뉴, 데이비드 1947-

Languages
English (249)

German (15)

Spanish (7)

Dutch (3)

Turkish (1)

Italian (1)

Covers
PhilosophyThinking about consciousnessThe roots of reason : philosophical essays on rationality, evolution, and probabilityThe philosophy of scienceIntroducing consciousnessTeleosemantics : new philosophical essaysPhilosophy : the illustrated guide to understanding and using philosophy today