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Lachs, John

Overview
Works: 55 works in 179 publications in 2 languages and 11,002 library holdings
Genres: Encyclopedias  Bibliography  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator
Classifications: B945.S21, 191
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John Lachs
Physical order and moral liberty previously unpublished essays of George Santayana. by George Santayana( )
8 editions published between 1969 and 1996 in English and held by 2,276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mind and philosophers by John Lachs( )
5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 1,359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
George Santayana by John Lachs( Book )
8 editions published between 1988 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of George Santayana
The relevance of philosophy to life by John Lachs( )
8 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The primary purpose of philosophy is to help us better understand the critical issues in life. Sadly, in this modern world we often relegate philosophy to the ivory tower and to dusty tomes forgotten on the library shelf. With The Relevance of Philosophy to Life, eminent American philosopher John Lachs reminds us that philosophy is not merely a remote subject of academic research and discourse, but an ever-changing field which can help us navigate through some of the chaos of late twentieth-century living. Utilizing an American pragmatism grounded in the works of Dewey, James, and Santayana, Lachs insists on both the personal and the social significance of philosophy. Tackling controversial topics such as dogmatism, the relativity of values, resuscitation, euthanasia, the right to die, violence, education, technological advancement and dominance, and individual integrity in bureaucratic structures, Lachs argues that value is relative to human nature and that human nature is not one but many "human natures." He sheds light on complicated issues in a way that informs the most sophisticated reader while also making the issues, his reasoning, and his solutions accessible to the general public. This important new book challenges readers to apply ethical principles and philosophical understanding more consistently in their own lives. It will be a timely addition to the libraries and reading lists of many professionals, students, and individuals seeking a fuller appreciation of philosophy's relevance to our own times
Science of knowledge (Wissenschaftslehre) with the First and Second introductions by Johann Gottlieb Fichte( Book )
15 editions published between 1970 and 1991 in English and held by 807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A modern translation of J.G. Fichte's best known philosophical work (including his two explanatory Introductions), which contributed to the development of 19th century German idealism from Kant's critical philosophy
Animal faith and spiritual life by George Santayana( Book )
3 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stoic pragmatism by John Lachs( )
6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John Lachs, one of American philosophy's most distinguished interpreters, turns to William James, Josiah Royce, Charles S. Peirce, John Dewey, and George Santayana to elaborate stoic pragmatism, or a way to live life within reasonable limits. Stoic pragmatism makes sense of our moral obligations in a world driven by perfectionist human ambition and unreachable standards of achievement. Lachs proposes a corrective to pragmatist amelioration and stoic acquiescence by being satisfied with what is good enough. This personal, yet modest, philosophy offers penetrating insights into the American w
American philosophy : an encyclopedia by John Lachs( Book )
13 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The "Encyclopedia of American Philosophy" will provide sweeping coverage of American Philosophy. Containing over 600 entries, the articles encompasses the concepts and issues critical to understanding the trajectory of philosophy as it developed in the United States and cover the many philosophers who contributed to that development
Marxist philosophy; a bibliographical guide by John Lachs( Book )
12 editions published between 1967 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A William Ernest Hocking reader with commentary by William Ernest Hocking( )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Intermediate man by John Lachs( Book )
4 editions published between 1981 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Thinking in the ruins : Wittgenstein and Santayana on contingency by Michael P Hodges( Book )
11 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A community of individuals by John Lachs( Book )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
In love with life : reflections on the joy of living and why we hate to die by John Lachs( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Human search : an introduction to philosophy ( Book )
5 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Meddling : on the virtue of leaving others alone by John Lachs( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On Santayana by John Lachs( Book )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Each volume in the Wadsworth Philosophers Series provides a brief and accessible insight into the ideas of major philosophers throughout history. Each of the authors in the series is a scholar writing with expert knowledge and understanding of the philosopher under discussion. Series Editor Robert Talisse of Vanderbilt University oversees each volume, helping to insure that each book achieves its goal of empowering the reader to better understand the original works of these influential thinkers. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET
Freedom and limits by John Lachs( Book )
5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This collection of articles by American philosopher John Lachs includes his discussions of philosophy of mind, medical ethics, his theories of mediation and choice-inclusive facts, and his recent espousal of anti-perfectionism and stoic pragmatism. Lachs acknowledges the complex tension that arises in celebrating human individuality, intelligence, and creativity while being mindful of the real conditions that curb our endeavours. Meaningful and enriching living are not thereby sacrificed but rather contextualized
Responsibility and the individual in modern society by John Lachs( Book )
6 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
American and European values : contemporary philosophical perspectives ( Book )
6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
American and European Values: Contemporary Philosophical Perspectives is a collection of essays by contemporary scholars considering key aspects of intersection and encounter between American and European values in the contemporary world. The truly inter
 
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