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Goldman, Alvin I. 1938-

Works: 61 works in 280 publications in 5 languages and 10,217 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Drama  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Commentator
Classifications: B945.G593, 121
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Most widely held works by Alvin I Goldman
Epistemology and cognition by Alvin I Goldman( Book )

17 editions published between 1986 and 1995 in English and held by 879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A theory of human action by Alvin I Goldman( Book )

27 editions published between 1970 and 2015 in English and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book articulates an original scheme for the conceptualization of action. Beginning with a new approach to the individuation of acts, it delineates the relationships between basic and non-basic acts and uses these relationships in the definition of ability and intentional action. The author exhibits the central role of wants and beliefs in the causation of acts and in the analysis of the concept of action. Professor Goldman suggests answers to fundamental questions about acts, and develops a set of ideas and principles that can be used in the philosophy of mind, the philosophy of languag
Simulating minds : the philosophy, psychology, and neuroscience of mindreading by Alvin I Goldman( Book )

28 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is interdisciplinary philosophizing at its best: it is clear, it is careful, it is insightful, it examines arguments critically and draws relevant distinctions, and it synthesizes a wide range of empirical data. It should be read by anyone with an interest in mind-reading."--Peter Carruthers, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews
Knowledge in a social world by Alvin I Goldman( Book )

26 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Knowledge in a Social World offers a philosophy for the information age. Alvin Goldman explores new frontiers by creating a thoroughgoing social epistemology, moving beyond the traditional focus on solitary knowers. Against the tides of postmodernism and social constructionism Goldman defends the integrity of truth and shows how to promote it by well-designed forms of social interaction. From science to education, from law to democracy, he shows why and how public institutions should seek knowledge-enhancing practices. The result is a bold, timely, and systematic treatment of the philosophical foundations of an information society."--Publisher description
Philosophical applications of cognitive science by Alvin I Goldman( Book )

11 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, Alvin Goldman presents a survey of recent work in cognitive science that has particular relevance to philosophy. Besides reviewing the most suggestive work in cognitive and social psychology, Goldman demonstrates that the best work in philosophy in a surprising number of different fields--including not just philosophy of mind but also philosophy of science, epistemology, metaphysics, and ethics--must take into account empirical breakthroughs in psychology. --From publisher's description
Values and morals : essays in honor of William Frankena, Charles Stevenson, and Richard Brandt by Alvin I Goldman( Book )

15 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in English and Dutch and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Festschrift seeks to honor three highly distinguished scholars in the Department of Philosophy, University of Michigan: William K. Frankena, Charles L. Stevenson, and Richard B. Brandt. Each has made significant con tributions to the philosophic literature, particularly in the field of ethics. Michigan has been fortunate in having three such original and productive moral philosophers serving ob its faculty simultaneously. Yet they stand in a long tradition of excellence, both within the Department and in the University. Let us trace that tradition briefly. The University of Michigan opened in 184l.lts Department of Literature, Science, and the Arts at first resembled a typical American college ofthat period, with religious and ethical indoctrination playing a central role in course offerings. But when Henry Tappan, a Presbyterian clergyman and Professor of philosophy, became President in 1852, he succeeded in shifting the emphasis from indoctrination to inquiry and scholarship. Though he was dismissed for his policies in 1863, Tappan's efforts to establish a broad and liberal curriculum prevailed. Michigan was to take its place among the leading educational institutions in this country, and to achieve an international reputation as a research center. Several past philosophers are worthy of mention here. George Sylvester Morris, an absolute idealist, joined the Department in 1881, having served from 1870 as Chairman of the Department of Modern Languages and Literature. He assumed the Chairmanship of Philosophy in 1884
Liaisons : philosophy meets the cognitive and social sciences by Alvin I Goldman( Book )

14 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings in philosophy and cognitive science by Alvin I Goldman( Book )

14 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of readings shows how cognitive science can influence most of the primary branches of philosophy, as well as how philosophy critically examines the foundations of cognitive science. Its broad coverage extends beyond current texts that focus mainly on the impact of cognitive science on philosophy of mind and philosophy of psychology, to include materials that are relevant to five other branches of philosophy: epistemology, philosophy of science (and mathematics), metaphysics, language, and ethics
Pathways to knowledge : private and public by Alvin I Goldman( Book )

24 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Pathways to Knowledge, philosopher Alvin Goldman focuses on two traditional questions in epistemology, "How can we know?" and "How can we attain justified belief?" Approaching issues in epistemology as questions about legitimate methods or pathways to knowledge, he tackles a variety of issues that often reach across philosophy into the social and cognitive sciences." "Pathways to Knowledge offers Goldman's latest contributions to naturalistic and social epistemology. As with his previous work, these essays will prove to be valuable resources for students and practitioners of both philosophy and neighboring sciences."--Jacket
Social epistemology : essential readings by Alvin I Goldman( Book )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What if anything justifies us in believing the testimony of others? How should we react to disagreement between ourselves and our peers, and to disagreement among the experts when we ourselves are novices? Can beliefs be held by groups of people in addition to the people composing those groups? And if so, how should groups go about forming their beliefs? How should we design social systems, such as legal juries and scientific research-sharing schemes, to promote knowledge among the people who engage in them? When different groups of people judge different beliefs to be justified, how can we te
Reliabilism and contemporary epistemology : essays by Alvin I Goldman( Book )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an up-to-date collection of essays by the leading proponent of process reliabilism, refining and clarifying that theory and critiquing its rivals. The volume features important essays on the internalism/externalism debate, epistemic value the intuitional methodology of philosophy, and social epistemology
Joint ventures : mindreading, mirroring, and embodied cognition by Alvin I Goldman( Book )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le site de l'éditeur indique : "What distinguishes humankind from other species? A leading candidate is our capability for mutual understanding ("theory of mind"), our ability to ascribe thoughts, desires, and feelings to one another. How do we do this? Folk-wisdom says, "By empathy-we put ourselves in other people's shoes". In the last few decades this idea has moved from folk-wisdom to philosophical conjecture to serious scientific theory. This book contains work which has played a major role in crystallizing this "simulation," or "empathizing," account of mindreading and showing how it is confirmed by recent findings in psychology and cognitive neuroscience. Regions of your brain resonate with the brains of others when you observe them manifest their feelings in facial affect or see them about to undergo a painful stimulus or a mere touch on the arm. The chapters explore an array of topics in the philosophy of cognitive science, ranging from embodied cognition to the metaphysics of actions and events. "Embodied cognition" is a catch-phrase for a family of current proposals in the philosophy of cognitive science. Some of these call for a radical re-shaping of cognitive science and others for a more measured response to repeated experimental findings that the body-or representations of the body-figure more prominently in cognition than previously recognized. The text dives into this terrain with a theory that brings coherence and unity to a large swath of scientific evidence. Other chapters revisit earlier work on action individuation but reconfigure it with a psychologizing twist. The final chapter prepares the reader for a futuristic scenario: a book that presents you with eerily accurate accounts of your past life, your present thoughts, and even your upcoming decisions. How should you respond to it?"
Epistemology what we can know( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program travels from Plato's cave to Gettier's papier-mache barns while addressing along the way, questions such as: What does it mean to really know something? How can one know that one knows it? And is seeing the same thing as believing? Insights from academicians, in combination with incisive excerpts from Aristotle's De anima, Descartes' Meditations on first philosophy, Locke's An essay on human understanding, Hume's A treatise of human nature and Kant's Critique of pure reason, illuminate the complexity of "Truth."
Reliable knowledge and social epistemology : essays on the philosophy of Alvin Goldman and replies by Goldman( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Sloane affair( Visual )

2 editions published between 1972 and 2012 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The investigation of a suspected tax fraud--a tense, tightly knit story, fictional in presentation but based on incidents from actual case files of the Department of National Revenue. A cast of Canadian actors convincingly portrays the investigation of the dealings of a successful building contractor charged with income tax evasion. As in the best of detective dramas, suspense builds during the conduct of the enquiry and in the persons who become involved
Applicazioni filosofiche della scienza cognitiva by Alvin I Goldman( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in Italian and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Epistemology : a contemporary introduction by Alvin I Goldman( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The influence of internal disease, particularly liver disease on the total excretion of 17-ketosteroids by Alvin I Goldman( Book )

5 editions published in 1953 in English and German and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social epistemology by Alvin I Goldman( )

in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comparative labour law and industrial relations by Benjamin Aaron( )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comparativism is no longer a purely academic exercise but has in creasingly become an urgent necessity for industrial relations and legal practitioners due to the growth of multinational enterprises and the impact of international and regional organisations aspiring to harmonise rules. The growing need for comprehensive, up-to-date and readily available information on labour law and industrial relations in different countries led to the publication of the International Encyclo paedia for Labour Law and Industrial Relations, in which more than 40 international and national monographs have thus far been published. This book on Comparative Labour Law and Industrial Relations goes a step further than the Encyclopaedia: some 15 of the 21 chapters pro vide comparative and integrated thematic treatment. They aim to describe the salient characteristics and trends in labour law and in dustrial relations in the contemporary world. Our work is, however, more than a set of papers written by individual authors. Twelve of the nineteen contributors, the associate editor, and the publisher were able to meet to discuss the chapters, carefully evaluating, reviewing and co-ordinating our collaborative efforts. The meeting was exceptionally informative and productive. It was sponsored by and took place at Insead (Fontainebleau) with the additional support of the Catholic University of Leuven and Kluwer Publishers. I thank them for their courtesy and assistance. The book is obviously not exhaustive so far as countries and topics are concerned
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Epistemology and cognition
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Goldman, Alvin 1938-

Goldman, Alvin I.

Goldman, Alvin Ira

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Simulating minds : the philosophy, psychology, and neuroscience of mindreadingKnowledge in a social worldPhilosophical applications of cognitive scienceValues and morals : essays in honor of William Frankena, Charles Stevenson, and Richard BrandtLiaisons : philosophy meets the cognitive and social sciencesReadings in philosophy and cognitive sciencePathways to knowledge : private and publicSocial epistemology : essential readingsReliable knowledge and social epistemology : essays on the philosophy of Alvin Goldman and replies by Goldman