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Papineau, David 1947-

Overview
Works: 31 works in 282 publications in 6 languages and 8,737 library holdings
Genres: Introductions  Interviews  History  Documentary films  Educational films  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, ed
Classifications: BD21, 190
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Most widely held works by David Papineau
Western philosophy : an illustrated guide by Shyam Mehta( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 990 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 )

36 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 641 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 )

28 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 570 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 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The philosophy of science by David Papineau( Book )

33 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 466 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
For science in the social sciences by David Papineau( Book )

22 editions published between 1978 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theory and meaning by David Papineau( Book )

16 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
The roots of reason : philosophical essays on rationality, evolution, and probability by David Papineau( Book )

24 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mainly reprints of articles first published in various philosophical journals
Introducing consciousness by David Papineau( Book )

28 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 344 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 322 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 )

14 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 169 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."--p. 4 of cover
In conversation W.V. Quine by W. V Quine( Visual )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One-on-one discussions between Davidson and some of the leading philosophers of today
Truth and Teleology by David Papineau( )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science and truth by David Papineau( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Philosophie : die Geschichte der Philosophie und ihre grossen Denker( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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

This is a treatise devoted to the foundations of quantum physics and the role that causality plays in the microscopic world governed by the laws of quantum mechanics. There is no sharp dividing line between physics and philosophy of physics. This is especially true for quantum physics where debate on its interpretation and the status of the various entities postulated has raged in both the scientific and philosophical communities since the 1920s and continues to this day. Although it is readily granted that quantum mechanics produces some strange and counter-intuitive results, it is argued in Quantum Causality that quantum mechanics is not as weird as we might have been led to believe. The dominant theory of quantum mechanics is called Orthodox Quantum Theory (also known as the Copenhagen Interpretation). Orthodox Quantum Theory is a {u2018}theoretical tool{u2019} for making predictions for the possible results of experiments on quantum systems and requires the intervention of an observer or an observer{u2019}s proxy (e.g. a measuring apparatus) in order to produce predictions. Orthodox Quantum Theory does away with the notion of causality and denies the existence of an underlying quantum realm. The Causal Theory is not well known within the physics community and many physicists who do know of it are generally dismissive in their attitudes. This is a historical legacy inherited by the majority of the physics community from the most influential founders of quantum mechanics, Niels Bohr and Werner Heisenberg. They both denied the independent existence of a quantum level of reality and declared that causality does not apply to quantum events. Quantum Causality shows that the Causal Theory of Quantum Mechanics is a viable physical theory that provides realistic explanations for quantum phenomena. Much of what is argued for in this book will be controversial but, at the very least, these arguments will likely engender some lively debate on the various issues raised
 
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Western philosophy : an illustrated guide
Alternative Names
David Papineau britischer Philosoph

David Papineau British philosopher

David Papineau Brits filosoof

Papineau, D.

ديفيد بابينو، 1947-

파피뉴, 데이비드 1947-

퍼피뉴, 데이비드 1947-

Languages
English (231)

German (16)

Spanish (7)

Dutch (3)

Romanian (1)

Italian (1)

Covers
PhilosophyThinking about consciousnessThe philosophy of scienceThe roots of reason : philosophical essays on rationality, evolution, and probabilityIntroducing consciousnessTeleosemantics : new philosophical essays