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McDowell, John 1942-

Works: 62 works in 296 publications in 8 languages and 10,477 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference proceedings  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Other
Classifications: B386.A5, 121
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Theaetetus by Plato( Book )
33 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,087 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the Theaetetus Plato made a pioneering contribution to one of the central problems of Western philosophy
Mind and world by John McDowell( Book )
58 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John McDowell amply illustrates a major problem of modern philosophy - the insidious persistence of dualism - in his discussion of empirical thought. Much as we would like to conceive empirical thought as rationally grounded in experience, pitfalls await anyone who tries to articulate this position, and McDowell exposes these, traps by exploiting the work of contemporary philosophers from Wilfrid Sellars to Donald Davidson. These difficulties, he contends, reflect an understandable - but surmountable - failure to see how we might integrate what Sellars calls "the logical space of reasons" into the natural world. What underlies this impasse is a conception of nature that has certain attractions for the modern age, a conception that McDowell proposes to put aside, thus circumventing these philosophical difficulties
Truth and meaning : essays in semantics by Gareth Evans( Book )
24 editions published between 1976 and 2005 in English and held by 806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Truth and Meaning is a classic collection of original essays on fundamental questions in the philosophy of language. It was first published in 1976, and has remained essential reading in this area ever since; this is its first appearance in paperback. The contributors include leading figures in late twentieth-century philosophy, such as Donald Davidson, Saul Kripke, P. F. Strawson, and Michael Dummett. Most of the papers are not available elsewhere
Mind, value, and reality by John McDowell( Book )
21 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and German and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This volume collects some of John McDowell's influential papers, written at various times over the last two decades. One group of essays deals mainly with issues in the interpretation of the ethical writings of Aristotle and Plato. A second group of papers contains more direct treatments of questions in moral philosophy that arise naturally out of reflection on the Greek tradition. Some of the essays in the second group exploit Wittgensteinian ideas about reason in action, and they open into the third group of papers, which contains readings of central elements in Wittgenstein's difficult later work. A fourth group deals with issues in the philosophy of mind and with questions about personal identity and the special character of first-personal thought and speech."--Jacket
The varieties of reference by Gareth Evans( Book )
10 editions published between 1982 and 2002 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Meaning, knowledge, and reality by John McDowell( Book )
12 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is the second volume of John McDowell's selected papers. These 19 essays collectively report on McDowell's involvement, over more than 20 years, with questions about the interface between the philosophies of language and mind and with issues in general epistemology
Subject, thought, and context ( Book )
10 editions published in 1986 in 3 languages and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Perception as a capacity for knowledge by John McDowell( )
5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Having the world in view : essays on Kant, Hegel, and Sellars by John McDowell( Book )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A crucial moment came in the developing split between Anglo-American and continental European philosophers when G.E. Moore and Bertrand Russell rebelled against the "Hegelianism" of their teachers and inaugurated the tradition of "analytic" philosophy. In this new book, John McDowell builds on his much discussed Mind and World - one of the most highly regarded books in contemporary philosophy. McDowell, who has long commanded attention for his fresh approach to issues in contemporary epistemology, philosophy of language, and philosophy of mind, shocked some mainstream analytic philosophers in Mind and World by drawing inspiration not only from analytic philosophers but also from continental philosophers, most notably Hegel." "McDowell argues that the roots of some problems plaguing contemporary philosophy can be found in issues that were first discerned by Kant, and that the best way to get a handle on them is to follow those issues as they are reshaped in the writings of Hegel and Sellars. Having the World in View will be a decisive further step toward healing the divisions in contemporary philosophy, by showing how central methods of the two traditions remain deeply entangled and by revealing how philosophers in both camps might still learn from each other."--Jacket
The engaged intellect : philosophical essays by John McDowell( Book )
8 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Engaged Intellect collects important essays of John McDowell. Each involves a sustained engagement with the views of an important philosopher and is characterized by a modesty that is partly temperamental and partly methodological. It is typical of McDowell to represent his own best insights either as already to be found in the writings of his heroes (Aristotle, Wittgenstein, Gadamer, and Sellars) or as inevitably emerging from a charitable modification of the views of those (such as Anscombe, Sellars, Davidson, Evans, Rorty, Dreyfus, and Brandom) subjected here to criticism. McDowell therefore develops his own philosophical picture in these pages through a method of indirection. The method is one of intervening in a philosophical dialectic at a characteristic juncture - in which it is difficult to avoid the feeling that further progress is required. McDowell shows how progress is to be achieved by preserving what is most attractive in the views of those he is in conversation with, while whittling away their weaknesses. As he practices this method, what emerges through the volume is the unity of McDowell's own views. The combination of philosophical breadth with dialectical depth - of intricate argumentative detail with overall philosophical coherence - marks McDowell as one of the most compelling philosophers of our time."--BOOK JACKET
John McDowell, reason and nature : lecture and colloquium in Münster 1999 ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Projection and truth in ethics by John McDowell( Book )
2 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The McDowell discussion by Donald Davidson( Visual )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
McDowell discusses with Davidson the role that his ideal of rationality plays in his work. The areas discussed include the difference between the mental and the physical, radical interpretation, theories of truth, subjectivity and perceptual belief
Studies in the philosophy of logic and knowledge by John McDowell( Book )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Studies in the philosophy of logic and knowledge : British Academy lectures by John McDowell ... [et al.] ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Renaissance stage : documents of Serlio, Sabbattini and Furttenbach by Sebastiano Serlio( Book )
2 editions published in 1958 in Multiple languages and English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John McDowell : experience, norm, and nature by Jakob Lindgaard( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores some of the central themes in John McDowell's works. This book examines McDowell's notions of perceptual experience, normativity or rationality, and nature. It also questions his readings of previous philosophers relating to these issues
In conversation ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The influence of Davidson's idea of the constitutive ideal of rationality, the difference between the mental and the physical, theories of truth, subjectivity and perceptual belief are covered. Davidson's notion of holding-true and Quine's notion of prompted assent are compared
Philosophy and animal life by Stanley Cavell( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Philosophy and Animal Life offers a new way of thinking about animal rights, our obligation to animals, and the nature of philosophy itself. It is a crucial collection for those interested in animal rights, ethics, and the development of philosophical inquiry. It also offers a unique exploration of the role of ethics in Coetzee's fiction."--Jacket
Argumentos transcendentales by Barry Stroud( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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English (241)
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Spanish (5)
Japanese (3)
Italian (3)
French (2)
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