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Frankfurt, Harry G. 1929-

Works: 94 works in 466 publications in 12 languages and 15,413 library holdings
Genres: Essays  Conference papers and proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Illuminator, Creator, Interviewee, Collector, Other, Publishing director
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On truth by Harry G Frankfurt( Book )

29 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 1,121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A philosophical treatise on the nature of truth offers a common-sense and witty approach that examines what it is and its value in a world and culture that seems devoted to falsehood, lies, half-truths, and marketing jargon
Leibniz; a collection of critical essays by Harry G Frankfurt( Book )

29 editions published between 1972 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 955 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On truth by Harry G Frankfurt( )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the success of his work "On bullshit," Frankfurt looks at the other side of the philosophical coin. If bullshit resides in the realm of subjective perception, then truth points to what lies outside that realm. Frankfurt is praised for his ability to speak to a wide general audience. Thus, On Truth is required reading for anyone who wishes to understand the function of truth in our culture
The reasons of love by Harry G Frankfurt( Book )

34 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book by one of the world's leading moral philosophers argues that the key to a fulfilled life is to pursue wholeheartedly what one cares about, that love is the most authoritative form of caring, and that the purest form of love is, in a complicated way, self-love." "Harry Frankfurt writes that it is through caring that we infuse the world with meaning. Caring provides us with stable ambitions and concerns; it shapes the framework of aims and interests within which we lead our lives. The most basic and essential question for a person to raise about the conduct of his or her life is not what he or she should care about but what, in fact, he or she cannot help caring about."--Jacket
The importance of what we care about : philosophical essays by Harry G Frankfurt( Book )

52 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 1988 volume is a collection of thirteen seminal essays on ethics, free will, and the philosophy of mind. The essays deal with such central topics as freedom of the will, moral responsibility, the concept of a person, the structure of the will, the nature of action, the constitution of the self, and the theory of personal ideals. By focusing on the distinctive nature of human freedom, Professor Frankfurt is able to explore fundamental problems of what it is to be a person and of what one should care about in life
On bullshit by Harry G Frankfurt( )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most people are rather confident of their ability to recognize bullshit and to avoid being taken in by it, yet we have no clear understanding of what bullshit is, why there is so much of it, or what functions it serves--and we lack a conscientious appreciation of what it means to us. In other words, as Harry Frankfurt writes, "we have no theory." Frankfurt, one of the world's most influential moral philosophers, attempts to build such a theory here. With his characteristic combination of philosophical acuity, psychological insight, and wry humor, he argues that bullshitters misrepresent themselves not as liars do, that is, by deliberately making false claims. Rather, bullshitters seek to convey a certain impression of themselves without being concerned about whether anything at all is true. They quietly change the rules governing the conversation so that claims about truth and falsity are irrelevant. Frankfurt concludes that although bullshit can take many innocent forms, excessive indulgence in it can eventually undermine the practitioner's capacity to tell the truth in a way that lying does not. Liars at least acknowledge that it matters what is true. By virtue of this, Frankfurt writes, bullshit is a greater enemy of the truth than lies are
Necessity, volition, and love by Harry G Frankfurt( Book )

23 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays that comprise this collection represent Harry Frankfurt's contribution to the philosophy of action, moral psychology and the study of Descartes
Demons, dreamers, and madmen : the defense of reason in Descartes's Meditations by Harry G Frankfurt( Book )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frankfurt provides a compelling analysis of the question that not only lies at the heart of Descartes's 'Meditations' but also constitutes the central preoccupation of modern philosophy: on what basis can reason claim to provide any justification for the truth of our beliefs?
Freiheit und Selbstbestimmung : ausgewählte Texte by Harry G Frankfurt( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in German and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Erstmals im deutschsprachigen Raum werden in diesem repräsentativen Reader Arbeiten von Harry G. Frankfurt publiziert, dessen Überlegungen bedeutsam wurden für nicht-utilitaristische Werttheorien, für die Ethik der Fürsorge bzw. der Tugendethik, aber auch für die moderne Rationalitätstheorie. Freiheit und Determinismus sind miteinander vereinbar – diese Auffassung vertritt Frankfurt nachdrücklich. Zunächst entwickelte er ein hierarchisches Modell des Wünschens und arbeitete eine philosophische Begründung für das Argument aus, daß die Bedingung, jemand hätte anders handeln können, keine notwendige Bedingung für Freiheit und Verantwortung bildet. In seinen neuesten Arbeiten entwirft er ein umfassenderes Konzept der Selbstbestimmung und der Rationalität, wobei er sein früheres Wunschmodell ersetzt durch ein erweitertes hierarchisches Modell fundamentaler Einstellungen, zu denen neben Wünschen nunmehr auch Überzeugungen und Emotionen zählen, die sich daher zugleich auf Konzeptionen unseres Charakters und unserer Integrität richten
Démons, rêveurs et fous : la défense de la raison dans les "Méditations" de Descartes by Harry G Frankfurt( Book )

9 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in French and English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sich selbst ernst nehmen by Harry G Frankfurt( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in German and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Menschen besitzen vermutlich als einzige Spezies die Fähigkeit, sich selbst ernst zu nehmen. Was aber heißt das? Für Harry Frankfurt ist diese Fähigkeit untrennbar verbunden mit zwei anderen Aspekten der menschlichen Natur: Vernunft und Liebe. Die Vernunft gebietet über unseren Verstand, die Liebe über unser Herz. Sie liefern die Gründe für unser Tun und spielen damit eine entscheidende Rolle für unser Selbstverständnis als frei handelnde, über sich selbst reflektierende Personen. Allerdings, so Frankfurt, ist es die Liebe, die die praktische Vernunft regiert. Lieben heißt sich sorgen: etwas intensiv wünschen, wollen oder begehren. Es ist also die Logik der Sorge, die unser Denken und Handeln im Kern bestimmt. (Quelle:
Some mysteries of love by Harry G Frankfurt( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les raisons de l'amour by Harry G Frankfurt( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in French and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stronzate : un saggio filosofico by Harry G Frankfurt( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in Italian and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contours of agency : essays on themes from Harry Frankfurt by Sarah Buss( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The original essays in this book address Harry Frankfurt's influential writing on personal identity, love, value, moral responsibility, and the freedom and limits of the human will. Many of Frankfurt's deepest insights come from exploring the self-reflective nature of human agents and the psychic conflicts that self-reflection often produces. His work has informed discussions in metaphysics, metaethics, normative ethics, and action theory. The authors, recognized for their own contributions to the understanding of human agency, defend their original philosophical positions at the same time that they respond to Frankfurt's. Each essay is followed by a response from Frankfurt, in which he clarifies and elaborates on his views
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On truth
Alternative Names
Frankfurt, H. 1929-

Frankfurt, H. G. 1929-

Frankfurt, Harry.

Frankfurt, Harry 1929-

Frankfurt Harry G.

Frankfurt, Harry Gordon

Frankfurt, Harry Gordon, 1929-

Harry Frankfurt Amerikaans filosoof

Harry Frankfurt filosofo statunitense

Harry Frankfurt US-amerikanischer Philosoph

Harry G. Frankfurt

פרנקפורט, הארי ג׳

פרנקפורט, הארי ג׳ 1929-

هری فرانکفورت فیلسوف آمریکایی

프랭크퍼트, 해리 G. 1929-

프랭크퍼트, 해리 지 1929-

해리 프랑크푸르트


フランクファート, ハリー・G


On truthThe reasons of loveThe importance of what we care about : philosophical essaysOn bullshitNecessity, volition, and loveDemons, dreamers, and madmen : the defense of reason in Descartes's MeditationsContours of agency : essays on themes from Harry Frankfurt