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Kenny, Anthony 1931-

Overview
Works: 260 works in 1,569 publications in 8 languages and 50,410 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Introductions 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee, Other, Translator, Contributor, Honoree, Adapter, Author of introduction, Creator
Classifications: B72, 190
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Anthony Kenny
The Oxford history of Western philosophy by Anthony Kenny( Book )
62 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 3,105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An account of the lives and works of all the major thinkers through the ages, including Socrates, Plato, Kant, Russell, Sartre, and Wittgenstein
The rise of modern philosophy by Anthony Kenny( Book )
71 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In the first three chapters Kenny tells the story chronologically: his lively accessible narrative brings the philosophers to life and fills in the historical and intellectual background to their work. It is ideal as the first thing to read for someone new to the history of modern philosophy. In the seven chapters that follow Kenny looks closely at each of the main areas of philosophical exploration in this period; knowledge and understanding; the nature of the physical universe; metaphysics (the most fundamental questions there are about existence); mind and soul; the nature and content of morality; political philosophy; and God."--BOOK JACKET
Aquinas by Anthony Kenny( Book )
36 editions published between 1969 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,066 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wittgenstein by Anthony Kenny( Book )
96 editions published between 1972 and 2008 in 7 languages and held by 1,841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This revised edition of Sir Anthony Kenny's classic work on Wittgenstein contains a new introduction which covers developments in Wittgenstein scholarship since the book was first published. Widely praised for providing a lucid and historically informed account of Wittgenstein's core philosophical concerns. Demonstrates the continuity between Wittgenstein's early and later writings. Provides a persuasive argument for the unity of Wittgenstein's thought. Kenny also assesses Wittgenstein's influence in the latter part of the twentieth century
Philosophy in the modern world by Anthony Kenny( )
17 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sir Anthony Kenny tells the fascinating story of the development of philosophy from the early nineteenth to the late twentieth century. Alongside extraordinary scientific advances, cultural changes, and political upheavals, the last two centuries have seen some of the most intriguing and original developments in philosophical thinking, which have transformed our understanding of ourselves and our world. Kenny introduces the ideas of such extraordinary thinkers as Schopenhauer,. Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Marx, Freud, Heidegger, Sartre, Wittgenstein, and Russell; the narrative is illuminated by a
Ancient philosophy by Anthony Kenny( )
22 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 1,543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This is the remarkable story of the birth of philosophy, its flourishing in the ancient Mediterranean world, and the development of ideas which have shaped the course of Western thought and society. Sir Anthony Kenny's stimulating account begins with Pythagoras and Thales, and ends with St Augustine, who handed on the torch of philosophy to the Christian age. At the centre of the narrative are the two great figures of Plato and Aristotle, who between them set the agenda for philosophy for the next two millennia, and whose influence is as profound today as ever. The fruit of a lifetime's scholarship and insight, Ancient Philosophy sets the philosophers and their ideas in historical context, and explains the significance and impact of each wave of new ideas. It is the first volume in a magisterial new series, which brings the history of philosophy alive to anyone who wants to understand the roots of Western civilization. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET
Medieval philosophy by Anthony Kenny( )
17 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 1,434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Sir Anthony Kenny presents a fascinating guide through more than a millennium of thought from 400 AD onwards, charting the story of philosophy from the founders of Christian and Islamic thought through to the Renaissance. The middle ages saw a great flourishing of philosophy, and the intellectual endeavour of the era reaches its climax in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries with the systems of the great schoolmen such as Thomas Aquinas and John Duns Scotus." "The fruit of a lifetime's scholarship and insight, Medieval Philosophy sets the philosophers and their thought in historical context, and explains the significance and impact of each wave of new ideas. It is the second volume in a magisterial series which brings the history of philosophy alive to anyone wanting to understand the roots of Western civilization. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET
The Cambridge history of later medieval philosophy : from the rediscovery of Aristotle to the disintegration of scholasticism, 1100-1600 ( Book )
34 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Provides a history of the great age of scholasticism from Abelard to the rejection of Aristotelianism in the Renaissance, combining the highest standards of medieval scholarship with a respect for the interests and insights of contemporary philosophers, particularly those working in the analytic tradition
Aquinas on being by Anthony Kenny( )
18 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 1,204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Anthony Kenny offers a critical examination of a central metaphysical doctrine of Thomas Aquinas, the greatest of the medieval philosophers. Aquinas's account of being is famous and influential: but Kenny argues that it in fact suffers from systematic confusion. Because of the centrality of the doctrine, this has implications for other parts of Aquinas's philosophical system: in particular, Kenny shows that the idea that God is pure being is a hindrance, not a help, to Aquinas's natural theology." "Kenny's clear and incisive study, drawing on the scholastic as well as the analytic tradition, dispels the confusion and offers philosophers and theologians a guide through the labyrinth of Aquinas's ontology."--Jacket
Descartes : a study of his philosophy by Anthony Kenny( Book )
43 editions published between 1968 and 2009 in English and held by 1,166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The five ways; St. Thomas Aquinas' proofs of God's existence by Anthony Kenny( Book )
38 editions published between 1969 and 2006 in English and Spanish and held by 1,131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Action, emotion and will by Anthony Kenny( Book )
70 editions published between 1963 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 1,118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The first part of the book takes a critical historical look at the emotions in the work of Descartes, Locke and particularly Hume. In the second part, Kenny moves on to discuss some of the experimental work on the emotions by 20th Century psychologists like William James. Separate chapters cover feelings, motives, desire and pleasure. This edition features a brand new preface by the author, reflecting on the book's origin, content and influence."--BOOK JACKET
From Empedocles to Wittgenstein historical essays in philosophy by Anthony Kenny( )
10 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,060 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Concepts of creation -- Life after Etna : Empedocles in prose and poetry -- Virtue and the good in Plato and Aristotle -- Aristotle's criteria for happiness -- Practical truth in Aristotle -- Aristotle's categories in the Latin fathers -- Essence and existence : Aquinas and Islamic philosophy -- Aquinas on the beginning of individual human life -- Thomas and thomism -- Aquinas in America -- Philosophy states only what everyone admits -- Cognitive scientism -- The Wittgenstein editions -- Knowledge, belief, and faith -- The unity of knowledge and the diversity of Beli
Arthur Hugh Clough a poet's life by Anthony Kenny( )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 992 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Anthony Kenny presents this biography of Arthur Hugh Clough, one of the great undiscovered geniuses of Victorian literature
Thomas More by Anthony Kenny( Book )
29 editions published between 1983 and 1992 in 4 languages and held by 984 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Life, liberty, and the pursuit of utility happiness in philosophical and economic thought by Anthony Kenny( )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 983 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A volume on the nature, ingredients, causes and consequences of human happiness by the father and son team of Anthony and Charles Kenny
The God of the philosophers by Anthony Kenny( Book )
24 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 953 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on the Wilde Lectures in Natural Religion given in Oxford in 1970-72
The anatomy of the soul; historical essays in the philosophy of mind by Anthony Kenny( Book )
13 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An illustrated brief history of western philosophy by Anthony Kenny( Book )
12 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An illustrated edition of Sir Anthony Kenny's survey of Western philosophy, presenting a comprehensive overview of the complete development of philosophy throughout history
Aquinas on mind by Anthony Kenny( Book )
32 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in 5 languages and held by 875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kenny reveals how the mature thought of Thomas Aquinas although conceived in the thirteenth century has much to offer our understanding of the relationship between intellect and will, body and soul today
 
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Alternative Names
A. J. P. K. 1931-
Kenny, A.
Kenny, A. J. P.
Kenny, A. J. P. 1931-
Kenny, A. J. P. (Anthony John Patrick), 1931-
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Kenny, Anthony J. 1931-
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Kenny, Anthony John 1931-
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ケニー, アンソニー
Languages
English (605)
German (25)
Spanish (23)
Italian (7)
Japanese (6)
Chinese (4)
Dutch (2)
Czech (1)
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