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Alston, William P.

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Works: 97 works in 337 publications in 5 languages and 11,586 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings 
Roles: Compiler, Editor, Other, Honoree, Translator, Commentator, Dedicatee
Classifications: P105, 121
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Philosophy of language by William P Alston ( Book )
19 editions published between 1964 and 1988 in English and held by 1,434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Philosophy in America, essays by Max Black ( Book )
19 editions published between 1964 and 1967 in English and held by 1,109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of fourteen original essays on a variety of philosophical topics by some of the most talented younger American philosophers, specially commissioned for this volume. Previous anthologies in this series have consisted of contributions by philosophers of established reputation. By choosing now to present to a wide public the work of young philosophers still on their way to "the top", the editor hopes to enable the common reader as well as the specialist to become acquainted with some of the best of the lively and penetrating work of philosophical investigation of a younger generation.--From publisher description
The problems of philosophy; introductory readings by William P Alston ( Book )
18 editions published between 1967 and 1979 in English and held by 1,032 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A realist conception of truth by William P Alston ( Book )
14 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alston discusses different realist accounts of truth, examining what they do and do not imply. He distinguishes his version, which he characterizes as "minimalist," from various "deflationary" accounts, all of which deny that asserting the truth of a proposition attributes a property of truth to it. He also examines alethic realism in relation to a variety of metaphysical realisms. Finally, Alston argues for the importance - theoretical and practical - of assessing the truth value of statements, beliefs, and propositions
Readings in twentieth-century philosophy by William P Alston ( Book )
17 editions published between 1963 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A sensible metaphysical realism by William P Alston ( )
11 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Perceiving God : the epistemology of religious experience by William P Alston ( Book )
14 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Religious belief and philosophical thought : readings in the philosophy of religion by William P Alston ( Book )
6 editions published in 1963 in English and Undetermined and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Epistemic justification : essays in the theory of knowledge by William P Alston ( Book )
8 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The reliability of sense perception by William P Alston ( Book )
11 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Divine nature and human language : essays in philosophical theology by William P Alston ( Book )
9 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beyond "justification" : dimensions of epistemic evaluation by William P Alston ( Book )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Much of the writing in Anglo-American epistemology in the twentieth century focused on the conditions for beliefs being "justified." In a book that seeks to shift the ground of debate within theory of knowledge, William P. Alston finds that the century-long search for a correct account of the nature and conditions of epistemic justification misses the point. Alston calls for that search to be suspended and for talk of epistemic justification to cease. He proposes instead an approach to the epistemology of belief that focuses on the evaluation of various "epistemic desiderata" that may be satisfied by beliefs."--Jacket
The rationality of belief & the plurality of faith : essays in honor of William P. Alston ( Book )
6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Illocutionary acts and sentence meaning by William P Alston ( Book )
5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"What is it for a sentence to have a certain meaning? This is the question that William P. Alston addresses in this contribution to the philosophy of language. His answer focuses on the given sentence's potential to play the role that its speaker had in mind - what he terms the usability of the sentence to perform the illocutionary act intended by its speaker." "Alston defines an illocutionary act as an act of saying something with a certain content. He develops his account of what it is to perform such acts in terms of taking responsibility, in uttering a sentence, for the existence of certain conditions."
Realism & antirealism by William P Alston ( Book )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Throughout the past century, a debate has raged over the thesis of realism and its alternatives. In this volume of original essays, a group of philosophers explores the ongoing controversy
Faith, reason, and skepticism : essays by Marcus B Hester ( Book )
9 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Original essays provide a dialogue between four of the most distinguished scholars now working on problems of faith, reason, and skepticism
Filosofía del lenguaje by William P Alston ( Book )
13 editions published between 1974 and 1985 in Spanish and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Yu yan de zhe xue by William P Alston ( Book )
14 editions published between 1967 and 1979 in Chinese and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gott wahrnehmen : die Erkenntnistheorie religiöser Erfahrung by William P Alston ( Book )
6 editions published in 2006 in German and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mit diesem klaren und provokativen erkenntnistheoretischen Ansatz im Bereich der Religionsphilosophie argumentiert William P. Alston, dass die Wahrnehmung Gottes eines der wichtigsten Beiträge zu den Gründen des religiösen Glaubens liefert. Dabei spielt sein Begriff des direkten erfahrungsmäßigen Bewusstsein eine entscheidende Rolle. Nach einem Überblick über verschiedene berichtete direkte Gotteserfahrungen zeigt Alston, dass eine Person auf der Grundlage der mystischen Erfahrung berechtigt ist, an Gott zu glauben. ""Dieses großartige Buch ist die Frucht von Jahrzehnten des Reifens und der du
Filosofia del linguaggio by William P Alston ( Book )
9 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in Italian and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Alston, W. P. 1921-
Alston, W.P., 1921-2009
Alston, William 1921-
Alston, William Payne, 1921-
Alstūn, Wīlīam P. 1921-
Alstūn, Wīliyam P. 1921-
Languages
English (210)
Chinese (14)
Spanish (13)
Italian (9)
German (8)
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