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Unger, Peter K.

Overview
Works: 19 works in 171 publications in 2 languages and 5,928 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings  Dissertations, Academic 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: BD221, 126
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Most widely held works by Peter K Unger
Ignorance : a case for scepticism by Peter K Unger( Book )
37 editions published between 1975 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,415 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 )
20 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and Danish and held by 1,289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The topic of personal identity has prompted some of the liveliest 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, Nozick, Parfit, Perry, Shoemaker, and others
Philosophical relativity by Peter K Unger( Book )
33 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in English and held by 996 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 955 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 )
11 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 504 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 )
18 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"All the Power in the World takes readers on a philosophical journey into the nature of reality. In this intellectual adventure, Unger reveals the need for an entirely novel approach to the nature of physical reality - and shows how this approach can lead to wholly unexpected possibilities, including disembodied human existence for billions of years. All the Power in the World returns philosophy to its most ambitious roots in its fearless attempt to answer profoundly difficult human questions about ourselves and our world."--BOOK JACKET
Empty ideas : a critique of analytic philosophy by Peter K Unger( Book )
6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
During the middle of the twentieth century, philosophers generally agreed that, by contrast with science, philosophy should offer no substantial thoughts about the general nature of concrete reality. Instead, philosophers offered conceptual truths. It is widely assumed that, since 1970, things have changed greatly. This book lays crucial challenges at the door of mainstream analytic philosophy, for Unger argues persuasively that (contrary to its explicit self-conception), a great deal of recent philosophy has been concerned with merely conceptual issues - nothing 'concretely substantial'
Philosophical papers by Peter K Unger( Book )
7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 172 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
Material constitution by Michael Rea( )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 13 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
Philosophical papers by Peter K Unger( Book )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Philosophical papers by David K Lewis( Book )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This second collection of essays by Lewis focuses on causation, probability, dependence and decision, and several other related topics. The thirteen papers are a major contribution to philosophy by one of the most influential and imaginative of contemporary American philosophers
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
Empty ideas a critique of analytic philosophy by Peter K Unger( )
1 edition published in 2014 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
Philosophical papers by Peter K Unger( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Unger, Peter.
Unger, Peter 1942-
Unger, Peter K. 1942-
Unger, Peter Kenneth 1942-
Languages
English (166)
Danish (1)
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