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Lachs, John

Overview
Works: 55 works in 210 publications in 2 languages and 13,233 library holdings
Genres: Bibliography  Encyclopedias  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, 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Physical order and moral liberty : previously unpublished essays of George Santayana by George Santayana( Book )

16 editions published between 1969 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,078 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Santayana by John Lachs( Book )

10 editions published between 1988 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie over leven en werk van de Amerikaanse filosoof en dichter (1863-1952)
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 823 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 )

10 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marxist philosophy; a bibliographical guide by John Lachs( Book )

15 editions published between 1967 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American philosophy : an encyclopedia by John Lachs( Book )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 375 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
Intermediate man by John Lachs( Book )

4 editions published between 1981 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 351 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 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A community of individuals by John Lachs( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
The relevance of philosophy to life by John Lachs( Book )

8 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 302 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
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 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Human search : an introduction to philosophy( Book )

6 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meddling : on the virtue of leaving others alone by John Lachs( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Lachs claims that we are surrounded by people who seem to know what is good for us better than we do ourselves. Lachs discusses the joy of choice and the rare virtue of leaving others alone to lead their lives as they see fit. He does not mean that we abandon them in their genuine hour of need, but that we aid them on their own terms and not make help conditional upon adopting approved beliefs and behaviors. Lachs believes help needs to be temporary to discourage dependence. He contends that leaving others alone in this fashion will create a community that is caring and responsive to the needs of others. All it takes is an urge not to meddle, even when we think it's for someone else's own good
Stoic pragmatism by John Lachs( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 237 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
Mind and philosophers by John Lachs( Book )

7 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A William Ernest Hocking reader : with commentary by William Ernest Hocking( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combines a rich selection of professor William Ernest Hocking's work with incisive essays by distinguished scholars. Seeks to recover Hocking's valuable contributions to philosophical thought
On Santayana by John Lachs( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 126 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."--Jacket
Freedom and limits by John Lachs( Book )

14 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Freedom and Limits is a defense of the value of freedom in the context of human finitude. A contribution to the American tradition of philosophy, it focuses attention on moral problems as we encounter them in daily life, where the search for perfection and the incessant drive to meet obligations make it difficult to attain satisfaction. The book argues that uniformity is unproductive: Human natures are varied and changeable, making the effort to impose a unitary good on everyone futile. Moreover, we don't need to strive for more than what is good enough: Finite achievements should be adequate to satisfy finite people. The ultimate aim of the book is to reclaim the role of philosophy as a guide to life. In doing so, it presents discussions of such important philosophers as Fichte, Hegel, Peirce, Dewey, James, and, above all, Santayana
Responsibility and the individual in modern society by John Lachs( Book )

8 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American and European values : contemporary philosophical perspectives by Matthew Caleb Flamm( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 43 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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American philosophy : an encyclopedia
Alternative Names
John Lachs Amerikaans filosoof

Lachs, John

جان لچز فیلسوف آمریکایی

Languages
English (156)

Spanish (3)

Covers
American philosophy : an encyclopediaThinking in the ruins : Wittgenstein and Santayana on contingencyA community of individualsThe relevance of philosophy to lifeIn love with life : reflections on the joy of living and why we hate to dieMind and philosophersA William Ernest Hocking reader : with commentaryOn SantayanaAmerican and European values : contemporary philosophical perspectives