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Kenny, Anthony 1931-

Overview
Works: 278 works in 1,721 publications in 11 languages and 52,032 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Introductions 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee, Other, Translator, Contributor, Honoree, Author of introduction, Adapter, 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 )

63 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in English and German and held by 3,029 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
Aquinas by Anthony Kenny( Book )

83 editions published between 1959 and 2005 in 9 languages and held by 2,273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inleiding tot leven en werk van de middeleeuwse filosoof (1225-1274)
Wittgenstein by Anthony Kenny( Book )

110 editions published between 1972 and 2008 in 8 languages and held by 1,809 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
The Cambridge history of later medieval philosophy : from the rediscovery of Aristotle to the disintegration of scholasticism, 1100-1600( Book )

35 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a history of the great age of scholastism 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. The volume follows on chronologically from The Cambridge History of Later Greek and Early Medieval Philosophy, though it does not continue the histories of Greek and Islamic philosophy but concentrates on the Latin Christian West. Unlike other histories of medieval philosophy that divide the subject matter by individual thinkers, it emphasises the parts of more historical and theological interest. This volume is organised by those topics in which recent philosophy has made the greatest progress. -- Back cover
A new history of Western philosophy by Anthony Kenny( Book )

68 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,206 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."--Jacket
Descartes : a study of his philosophy by Anthony Kenny( Book )

45 editions published between 1968 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The five ways; St. Thomas Aquinas' proofs of God's existence by Anthony Kenny( Book )

39 editions published between 1969 and 2006 in English and Spanish and held by 1,124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Action, emotion and will by Anthony Kenny( Book )

73 editions published between 1963 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 1,039 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."--Jacket
Thomas More by Anthony Kenny( Book )

30 editions published between 1983 and 1992 in 4 languages and held by 980 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The God of the philosophers by Anthony Kenny( Book )

26 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 950 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The anatomy of the soul; historical essays in the philosophy of mind by Anthony Kenny( Book )

14 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 917 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated brief history of western philosophy by Anthony Kenny( Book )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 825 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
Philosophy in the modern world by Anthony Kenny( Book )

18 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Here is the concluding volume of Sir Anthony Kenny's monumental four-volume history of philosophy, the first major single-author narrative history to appear for several decades. In this volume, Kenny tells the fascinating story of the development of philosophy in the modern world, from the early nineteenth century to the end of the millennium. Alongside (and intertwined with) 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. In the first part of the book, Kenny offers a lively narrative introducing the major thinkers in their historical context. Among those we meet are the great figures of continental European philosophy, from Schopenhauer, Kierkegaard, and Nietzsche to Heidegger, Sartre, and Derrida; the Pragmatists such as C.S. Pierce and William James, who first developed a distinctively American philosophical tradition; Marx, Darwin, and Freud, the non-philosophers whose influence on philosophy was immense; and Wittgenstein and Russell, friends and colleagues who set the agenda for analytic philosophy in the twentieth century. Kenny then proceeds to guide the reader lucidly through the nine main areas of philosophical work in the period, offering a serious engagement with ideas and arguments about logic, language, epistemology, metaphysics, ethics, aesthetics, politics, and the existence of God. Graced with many beautiful illustrations, Philosophy in the Modern World concludes Kenny's stimulating history of the intellectual development of Western civilization, allowing readers to trace the birth and growth of philosophy from antiquity to the present day." http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0737/2007297781-d.html
Ancient philosophy by Anthony Kenny( Book )

24 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 693 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."--Jacket
Aquinas on mind by Anthony Kenny( Book )

27 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aquinas' mature works, though theological in intent, contain much material which is philosophical in the sense that it is not in any way dependent on beliefs which are specifically Christian. His philosophical psychology, or philosophy of mind, was not taken seriously by secular thinkers, with one or two exceptions, from the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries because of the dominance of ideas deriving from Descartes. In the present century many philosophers have come to regard the Cartesian system as quite exploded, and it can now be seen that Aquinas' philosophy of mind has a great contemporary interest. This book makes accessible those parts of Aquinas' system which are of enduring value. The kernel of the work is a close reading of the sections of Summa Theologiae which are devoted to human intellect and will and to the relationship between soul and body. It presupposes no knowledge of Latin or of medieval history, and relates Aquinas' system to a tradition of philosophy of mind inaugurated in the Anglo-American community by Wittgenstein and Ryle. Anthony Kenny is unusually qualified to bring together the medieval and modern philosophical insights, since he was trained in scholastic philosophy at the Gregorian University in Rome and has taught analytic philosophy in Oxford for many years
Medieval philosophy by Anthony Kenny( Book )

20 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 519 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
Aquinas on being by Anthony Kenny( Book )

18 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 447 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
Arthur Hugh Clough : a poet's life by Anthony Kenny( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthony Kenny presents this biography of Arthur Hugh Clough, one of the great undiscovered geniuses of Victorian literature
From Empedocles to Wittgenstein : historical essays in philosophy by Anthony Kenny( Book )

10 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Anthony Kenny presents a selection of his historical essays in philosophy. In the main they are concerned with four of the great philosophers whom he most esteems, namely Plato, Aristotle, Aquinas, and Wittgenstein. The author is one of our most respected, most accessible, and widest-ranging historians of philosophy. - ;From Empedocles to Wittgenstein is a collection of fifteen historical essays in philosophy, written by Sir Anthony Kenny in the early years of the 21st century. In the main they are concerned with four of the great philosophers whom he most esteems, namely Plato, Aristotle
Life, liberty, and the pursuit of utility : happiness in philosophical and economic thought by Anthony Kenny( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book by Anthony and Charles Kenny brings a serious scholarly perspective--actually, two perspectives that work surprisingly well together--to the subject matter. The book is a set of essays, each chapter alternately on the philosophy (written by Anthony, a former master of Balliol College, Oxford) and the economics (written by Charles, a noted economist) of happiness. Their approach implicitly reminds the reader that philosophy and economics used to be one and the same (a commentary in itself on the sometimes sorry effects of growing academic specialization). The book asks essentially two questions: What is happiness all about? And how is it related other things we are supposed to care about, like quality of life or wealth? The two authors weave together history with current debates and new evidence to give a rich account of the state of our understanding. And it's actually very readable, so don't let the imposing academic cover scare you off
 
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Alternative Names
A. J. P. K. 1931-

Anthony Kenny englischer Philosoph

Anthony Kenny filosofo, teologo e educatore britannico

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Kenny, A. J. P.

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Kenny, A. J. P. (Anthony John Patrick), 1931-

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Ентони Кени

Кенни, Энтони

آنتونی کنی فیلسوف بریتانیایی

ケニー, アンソニー

Languages
English (642)

German (41)

Spanish (23)

Italian (13)

Chinese (7)

French (6)

Dutch (6)

Japanese (4)

Czech (3)

Hungarian (2)

Polish (2)

Covers
AquinasWittgensteinThe Cambridge history of later medieval philosophy : from the rediscovery of Aristotle to the disintegration of scholasticism, 1100-1600A new history of Western philosophyDescartes : a study of his philosophyThe five ways; St. Thomas Aquinas' proofs of God's existenceAction, emotion and willThomas More