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Pyle, Andrew

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Works: 81 works in 239 publications in 1 language and 4,495 library holdings
Genres: History  Interviews  Dictionaries  Biography‡vDictionaries  Encyclopedias  Textbooks 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: Q175, 501
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Most widely held works by Andrew Pyle
Key philosophers in conversation the Cogito interviews by Andrew Pyle ( )
13 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Philosophers in Conversation presents a highly readable and fascinating snapshot of the ideas of some of the world's leading contemporary philosophers
Hume's Dialogues concerning natural religion reader's guide by Andrew Pyle ( )
10 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
&Quot;Continuum's Reader's Guides" are clear, concise and accessible introductions to classic works of philosophy. Each book explores the major themes, historical and philosophical context and key passages of a major philosophical text, guiding the reader toward a thorough understanding of often demanding material. Ideal for undergraduate students, the guides provide an essential resource for anyone who needs to get to grips with a philosophical text. "Hume's Dialogues" provide a classic exposition and critique of the famous 'Argument to Design', the attempt to prove the existen
Malebranche by Andrew Pyle ( Book )
19 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Nicolas Malebranche (1638-1715) was one of the most important philosophers of the seventeenth century after Descartes, and one of the ablest champions and most penetrating critics of Cartesian ideas." "Andrew Pyle examines the entirety of Malebranche's writings, including the famous Search After Truth, which was admired and criticised by both Leibniz and Locke. Pyle presents an integrated account of Malebranche's central theses, occasionalism and the 'Vision in God'. He goes on to explore and assess Malebranche's contribution to debates on physics and biology, and his views on the soul, self-knowledge, grace and the freedom of the will." "This penetrating and wide-ranging study will be of interest to philosophers and also to historians of science and philosophy, theologians, and students of the Enlightenment or seventeenth-century thought."--BOOK JACKET
The dictionary of seventeenth-century British philosophers ( Book )
11 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Locke by Andrew Pyle ( Book )
15 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John Locke (1632-1704) has a good claim to the title of the greatest ever English philosopher, and was a founding father of both the empiricist tradition in philosophy and the liberal tradition in politics. This new book provides an accessible introduction to Locke's thought. Although its primary focus is on the Essay Concerning Human Understanding, it also discusses the Two Treatises on Government, the Essay on Toleration, and the Reasonableness of Christianity, and draws on materials from Locke's correspondence and notebooks to shed light on the contexts of these major works. Locke's arguments for his central claims are subjected to close scrutiny, and his replies to his main critics evaluated. A.J. Pyle takes as his guiding theme Locke's own maxim, that God has given humans enough knowledge for our needs. The philosopher who emerges from these pages is a strikingly modern figure, anti-metaphysical in his attitude both to science and to theology, anti-authoritarian in his politics, and cautiously optimistic about human progress. Locke is indeed one of the founding figures of the Enlightenment, but for Pyle the Lockean Enlightenment is a modest affair of slow and hesitant groping towards the light. As well as serving as an introduction to Locke for students, the book also helps to correct a number of significant errors and misunderstandings that have marred our understanding of Locke and will spark discussion and debate amongst scholars of his work
The subjection of women : contemporary responses to John Stuart Mill ( Book )
8 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Liberty : contemporary responses to John Stuart Mill ( Book )
9 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mill's On Liberty has turned out to be, as he predicted, the most widely read and long-lasting of his writings. It has proved, however, extremely difficult to pin Mill down to any definite political doctrines. His contemporaries clearly had the same problems as have beset modern commentators. Some portray Mill as a dangerous revolutionary, a latter-day Jacobin; others see him as peddling mere platitudes. This volume traces the reception of On Liberty in the periodical literature, from the "rave" review of Buckle in Fraser's Magazine, by way of the furious denunciations in such Tory journals as Blackwood's and the Quarterly, down to later liberals like John Morley and Leslie Stephen. -- Book Description from Website
Atomism and its critics : problem areas associated with the development of the atomic theory of matter from Democritus to Newton by Andrew Pyle ( Book )
17 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Continuum encyclopedia of British philosophy ( Book )
10 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Population : contemporary responses to Thomas Malthus ( Book )
7 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Utilitarianism ( Book )
9 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The grammar of science by Karl Pearson ( Book )
5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The author notes that this book is primarily intended as a criticism of the fundamental concepts of modern science. At the same time, the author contends that he is so fully conscious of the ease of criticism and the difficulty of reconstruction, that he has attempted not to stop short at the lighter task. Moreover, the author states that he does not holds the labor of the great scientists or the mission of modern science to be of small account. If the reader finds the opinions of physicists of worldwide reputation, and the current definitions of physical concepts called into question, he must not attribute this to a purely skeptical spirit in the author. He accepts almost without reserve the great results of modern physics; it is the language in which these results are stated that he believes needs reconsideration"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
The dictionary of seventeenth-century British philosophers ( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The meditations, Rene Descartes by Daniel Cardinal ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Continuum encyclopedia of British philosophy ( )
in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This encyclopedia includes entries of writers on mainstream philosophical topics whose contribution was small (writers of textbooks or minor critics of major figures), and figures from other intellectual domains (mathematicians, scientists, poets and clergymen), who had something to say on broadly philosophical topics
Selected works of Isaac Watts by Isaac Watts ( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The origins of modern philosophy of science, 1830-1914 ( Book )
3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
J - Z, Index ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A - H ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A preliminary discourse on the study of natural philosophy by John F. W Herschel ( Book )
3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Before all other things, man is distinguished by his pursuit and investigation of truth. And hence, when free from needful business and cares, we delight to see, to hear, and to communicate, and consider a knowledge of many admirable and abstruse things necessary to the good conduct and happiness of our lives: whence it is clear that whatsoever is trite, simple, and direct, the same is moat congenial to out nature as men. Closely allied with this earnest longing to see and know the troth, is a kind of dignified and princely sentiment which forbids a mind, naturally well constituted, to submit its faculties to any but those who announce it in precept or in doctrine, or to yield obedience to any orders but such as are at once just, lawful, and founded on utility. From this source spring greatness of mind and contempt of worldly advantages and troubles"--Livre. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2009 APA, all rights reserved)
 
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Pyle, Andrew John.
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