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Unger, Peter K.

Overview
Works: 20 works in 193 publications in 3 languages and 6,548 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: BD221, 110
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Peter K Unger
Ignorance : a case for scepticism by Peter K Unger( Book )

39 editions published between 1975 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Suggests that, not only can nothing ever be known, but no one can ever have a reason at all for anything. The author argues that no one can ever say, let alone believe, that anything is the case, and also proposes a radical departure from the linguistic and epistemological systems we have become accustomed to
Identity, consciousness, and value by Peter K Unger( Book )

19 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and Danish and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The topic of personal identity has prompted some of the liveliest and most interesting debates in recent philosophy. In a fascinating new contribution to the discussion, Peter Unger presents a psychologically aimed, but physically based, account of our identity over time. While supporting the account, he explains why many influential contemporary philosophers have underrated the importance of physical continuity to our survival, casting a new light on the work of Lewis, Nagel, Nozick, Parfit, Perry, Shoemaker, and others. Deriving from his discussion of our identity itself, Unger produces a novel but commonsensical theory of the relations between identity and some of our deepest concerns. In a conservative but flexible spirit, he explores the implications of his theory for questions of value and of the good life
Philosophical relativity by Peter K Unger( Book )

35 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in English and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this volume Peter Unger questions the objective answers that have been given to traditional problems in philosophy. He casts doubt on the unquestioned view that fundamental questions pertaining to meaning and existence have direct solutions
Living high and letting die : our illusion of innocence by Peter K Unger( Book )

22 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Confronting us with both arresting facts and easily followed instructions for lessening the suffering of youngsters in mortal danger, Living High and Letting Die can help us live the morally decent lives that agree with our wonderfully deep, and deeply wonderful, true moral values
Semantics and philosophy : [essays] by New York University Institute of Philosophy( Book )

12 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eminent scholars discuss major areas of philosophical semantics currently under active investigation and in the forefront of research in this field. Semantics and Philosophy represents some of the most important contributions available to philosophers, logicians, and linguists. Topics include the logic of questions, the concept of truth, the theory of meaning, opacity and scope , semantic rules, extensional and intentional languages, the nature of presupposition, conventionalism, and quantification
All the power in the world by Peter K Unger( Book )

19 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This bold and original work of philosophy presents a new picture of concrete reality. Peter Unger breaks with what he terms the conservatism of present-day philosophy, and returns to central themes from Descartes, Locke, Berkeley, Hume and Russell. Wiping the slate clean, Unger works, from the ground up, to formulate a new metaphysic capable of accommodating our distinctly human perspective. He proposes a world with inherently powerful particulars of two basic sorts: one mental but not physical, the other physical but not mental."
Empty ideas : a critique of analytic philosophy by Peter K Unger( Book )

13 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Unger's provocative new book poses a serious challenge to contemporary analytic philosophy, arguing that to its detriment it focuses the predominance of its energy on "empty ideas." In the mid-twentieth century, philosophers generally agreed that, by contrast with science, philosophy should offer no substantial thoughts about the general nature of concrete reality. Leading philosophers were concerned with little more than the semantics of ordinary words. For example: Our word "perceives" differs from our word "believes" ni that the first word is used more strictly than the second. While someone may be correct in saying "I believe there's a table before me" whether or not there is a table before her, she will be correct in saying "I perceive there's a table before me" only if there is a table there. Though just a parochial idea, whether or not it is correct does make a difference to how things are with concrete reality. In Unger's terms, it is a concretely substantial idea. Alongside each such parochial substantial idea, there is an analytic or conceptual thought, as with the thought that someone may believe there is a table before her whether or not there is one, but she will perceive there is a table before he only if there is a table there. Empty of import as to how things are with concrete reality, those thoughts are what Unger calls concretely empty ideas. It is widely assumed that, since about 1970, things had changed thanks to the advent of such thoughts as the content externalism championed by Hilary Putnam and Donald Davidson, various essentialist thoughts offered by Saul Kripke, and so on. Against that assumption, Unger argues that, with hardly any exceptions aside from David Lewis's theory of a plurality of concrete worlds, all of these recent offerings are concretely empty ideas. Except when offering parochial ideas, Peter Unger maintains that mainstream philosophy still offers hardly anything beyond concretely empty ideas. -- from dust jacket
Philosophical papers by Peter K Unger( Book )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"While well-known for his book-length work, philosopher Peter Unger's articles have been less widely accessible. These two volumes of Unger's Philosophical Papers include articles spanning more than 35 years of Unger's long and fruitful career. Dividing the articles thematically, this first volume collects work in epistemology and ethics, among other topics, while the second volume focuses on metaphysics. Unger's work has advanced the full spectrum of topics at the heart of philosophy, including epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of language and philosophy of mind, and ethics. Unger advances radical positions, going against the so-called "commonsense philosophy" that has dominated the analytic tradition since its beginnings early in the twentieth century. In epistemology, his articles advance the view that nobody ever knows anything and, beyond that, argue that nobody has any reason to believe anything--and even beyond that, they argue that nobody has any reason to do anything, or even want anything. In metaphysics, his work argues that people do not really exist--and neither do puddles, plants, poodles, and planets. But, as Unger has often changed his favored positions, from one decade to the next, his work also advances the opposite, "commonsense" positions: that there are in fact plenty of people, puddles, plants and planets and, quite beyond that, we know it all to be true. On most major philosophical questions, both of these sides of Unger's significant work are well represented in this major two volume collection. Unger's vivid writing style, intellectual vitality, and fearlessness in the face of our largest philosophical questions, make these volumes of great interest not only to the philosophical community but to others who might otherwise find contemporary philosophy dry and technical."--Publisher's website
Ursachen der politischen Unruhen in Polen im Winter 1970/71 : eine o╠łkonomische und politische Analyse by Peter K Unger( Book )

9 editions published in 1975 in German and Undetermined and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophical papers by Peter K Unger( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophical Papers by David K Lewis( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the second volume of philosophical essays by one of the most innovative and influential philosophers now writing in English. Containing thirteen papers in all, the book includes both new essays and previously published papers, some of them with extensive new postscripts reflectingLewis's current thinking. The papers in Volume II focus on causation and several other closely related topics, including counterfactual and indicative conditionals, the direction of time, subjective and objective probability, causation, explanation, perception, free will, and rational decision.Throughout, Lewis analyzes global features of the world in such a way as to show that they might turn out to supervene on the spatiotemporal arrangement of local qualities
Ignorance a Case for Scepticism( )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophical Relativity .( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Incorrigibility and the world of material objects : a study in the logic of verification by Peter K Unger( Book )

1 edition published in 1962 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Philosophical papers by Peter K Unger( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Experience, scepticism, and knowledge by Peter K Unger( )

1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Living high and letting die by Peter K Unger( )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Presents the full text of almost all of the book entitled "Living High & Letting Die," by Peter Unger, a Professor of Philosophy at New York University. Discusses behavior toward people in great need, stealing, causing and preventing serious loss, and the costs of a morally decent life. Links to information about other books by Dr. Unger
Material constitution by Michael C Rea( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The only anthology available on material constitution, this book collects important recent work on well known puzzles in metaphysics and philosophy of mind. The extensive, clearly written introduction helps to make the essays accessible to a wide audience
 
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Ignorance : a case for scepticism
Alternative Names
Peter K. Unger US-amerikanischer Philosoph und Professor an der New York University

Unger, Peter.

Unger, Peter 1942-

Unger, Peter K. 1942-

Unger, Peter Kenneth 1942-

Languages
English (179)

German (8)

Danish (1)

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