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Pyle, Andrew

Overview
Works: 86 works in 286 publications in 1 language and 5,537 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Biography‡vDictionaries  History  Interviews  Encyclopedias  Sermons  Textbooks 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Restager
Classifications: Q175, 501
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Most widely held works by Andrew Pyle
Malebranche by Andrew Pyle( Book )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 380 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."--Jacket
The dictionary of seventeenth-century British philosophers( Book )

11 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The subjection of women : contemporary responses to John Stuart Mill( Book )

11 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Key philosophers in conversation : the Cogito interviews by Andrew Pyle( Book )

18 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intervjuer med nutida filosofer
Liberty : contemporary responses to John Stuart Mill( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 223 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
Locke by Andrew Pyle( Book )

15 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 218 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
Atomism and its critics : problem areas associated with the development of the atomic theory of matter from Democritus to Newton by Andrew Pyle( Book )

21 editions published between 1982 and 1997 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hume's Dialogues concerning natural religion by Andrew Pyle( Book )

11 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hume's Dialogues provide a classic exposition and critique of the famous 'Argument to Design', the attempt to prove the existence and properties of a designing intelligence or God from the phenomena of Nature, notably the functional contrivance of the parts of plants and animals. As such, it raises questions of central interest in both philosophy and theology. Philosophers will be concerned with the implications of strict empiricism for our claims to know anything of the existence and properties of God, and with it the associated threat of scepticism. Theologians will be concerned about the possibility of natural theology and the problematic relation between natural theology and the claims of revealed religions such as Christianity. This book will follow the layout of the Reader's Guide Series In 'Context', Pyle will explain the philosophical and theological background against which the book was written, including what is meant by 'natural' religion introduce hte reader to Enlightenment views on religion. 'Overview of Themes' will address the question of why Hume chose to write in dialogue form, sketch out the views of the three characters and introduce the questions they address. The 'Reading the Text' section will take take the 12 parts of Dialogues in turn and guide the reader throuhg the issues thrown up. Discussion points and questions will focus thinking and encourage the reader to engage with the primary text. 'Reception and Influence' will include discussion of Hume's influence on Kant and hte debates about Darwinism
The Continuum encyclopedia of British philosophy( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 147 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
Population : contemporary responses to Thomas Malthus( Book )

8 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Utilitarianism( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The grammar of science by Karl Pearson( Book )

6 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1892, this important work by the mathematician Karl Pearson (1857-1936) presents a thoroughly positivist account of the nature of science. Pearson claims that 'the scientific method is the sole gateway to the whole region of knowledge', rejecting additional fields of inquiry such as metaphysics. He also emphasises that science can, and should, describe only the 'how' of phenomena and never the 'why'. A scholar of King's College, Cambridge, and later a professor at King's College and University College London, Pearson made significant contributions to the philosophy of science. Including helpful chapter summaries, this book explores in detail a number of scientific concepts, such as matter, energy, space and time. The work influenced such thinkers as Albert Einstein, who considered it to be essential reading when he created his study group, the Olympia Academy, at the age of twenty-three
The Meditations : René Descartes by Daniel Cardinal( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides an accessible, readable, student-centred guide to Descartes' Meditations, which is a set text for AQA AS Philosophy
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 Boyle lectures (1692-1732) : a defence of natural and revealed religion, being an abridgement of the sermons ; preached at the lectures founded by Robert Boyle by Gilbert Burnet( Book )

5 editions published between 1737 and 2000 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A - H( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

J - Z, Index( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The origins of modern philosophy of science, 1830-1914( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dictionary of seventeenth-century British philosophers( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Utilitarianism( Book )

7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Malebranche
Alternative Names
Andrew Pyle British philosopher

Pyle, A.J.

Pyle, Andrew John.

Pyle, Andrew John 1955-

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English (160)

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The dictionary of seventeenth-century British philosophersThe subjection of women : contemporary responses to John Stuart MillKey philosophers in conversation : the Cogito interviewsLiberty : contemporary responses to John Stuart MillAtomism and its critics : problem areas associated with the development of the atomic theory of matter from Democritus to NewtonHume's Dialogues concerning natural religionThe Continuum encyclopedia of British philosophyThe Meditations : René Descartes