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Hoenig, Janet

Overview
Works: 17 works in 57 publications in 1 language and 978 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 190
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Most widely held works by Janet Hoenig
The ideas of Chomsky( Visual )

5 editions published between 1977 and 2004 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Linguist and political activist Chomsky challenges accepted notions of the way in which language is learned, examines the relationship of language to experience, and discusses the philosophical nature of knowledge
Marcuse and the Frankfurt School( Visual )

4 editions published between 1977 and 2004 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Herbert Marcuse explains how the so-called Frankfurt School reevaluated Marxism when world economic crisis failed to destroy capitalism as predicted by Marx. He also analyses the philosophical roots of the student rebellions of the sixties
Marxist philosophy( Visual )

4 editions published between 1977 and 2004 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Taylor, a founder of the New Left Movement in Britain, discusses the appeal of Marxism, its flaws, and how its theories relate to the practice of Communism
The philosophy of language( Visual )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Berkeley philosopher of language John Searle discusses the question: "How does language relate to thought and to reality?" Searle explores the use of language to clarify experience as fundamental to the acquisition of knowledge. He then describes the various uses of language in the philosophies of Plato, Descartes, Frege, Mills and others
Philosophy of science( Visual )

4 editions published between 1977 and 2004 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hilary Putnam examines current philosophical thought that dismisses the primacy and infallibility of mathematical logic and the scientific method. Modern thinkers, such as Einstein, are credited with introducing interpretive logic into their scientific theories
The two philosophies of Wittgenstein( Visual )

4 editions published between 1976 and 2004 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oxford professor Anthony Quinton dissects Wittgenstein's two linguistic philosophies, and discusses their influence on anthropology and sociology
Logical positivism and its legacy( Visual )

4 editions published between 1976 and 2004 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A.J. Ayer, who played a major role in introducing logical positivism to England, explains the movement, its purpose, and its effect on current philosophical trends. Ayer also discusses its founders-- members of the Vienna Circle of the 1920s-- who based their theories on logic and science
Philosophy, the social context( Visual )

4 editions published between 1977 and 2004 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"London School of Economics professor Ernest Gellner discusses contemporary philosophy, its historical and social backgrounds, and its role in modern society. Gellner examines the radical expansion of scientific knowledge and its dehumanizing effect on society as expressed by sociologist Max Weber. Marxism's messianic expectation is blamed for its faulure to reconstruct society. Gellner dismisses today's philosophy of relativism as unworkable."
The ideas of Quine( Visual )

4 editions published between 1977 and 2004 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Willard Van Orman Quine discusses his earlier view of himself as a mathematical logician, and his later interest in philosophy in a more general sense-- specifically, regarding metaphysics and the philosophy of language
Philosophy and politics( Visual )

4 editions published between 1977 and 2004 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this program, Ronald Dworkin, Professor of Jurisprudence at Oxford, examines how the explosive issues of the 1960s compelled the reassessment of fundamental political ideas, and discusses the effect of this movement on political philosophy at the universities."
The spell of linguistic philosophy( Visual )

4 editions published between 1976 and 2004 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bernard Williams discusses linguistic philosophy-- an off-shoot of logical positivism-- which argues that sentences can have no meaning beyond that which humans give them because language is a human invention
Moral philosophy( Visual )

3 editions published between 1977 and 2004 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

R.M. Hare examines the 19th-century philosophy of Utilitarianism-- morals and legislation predicated on the greatest happiness for the greatest numbers-- and how it has been applied in the 20th century. In the tradition of J. Bentham, William James, J.S. Mill and H. Sidgwick, Hare also analyzes how 20th century philosophers including Karl Marx, applied utilitarian philosophical concepts to social, political and economic questions
Heidegger and modern existentialism( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Barrett of New York University examines the basic theory of existentialism as founded by Martin Heidegger, and later propagated by Jean-Paul Sartre. Barrett discusses Heidegger's notions of being, existence as task, cosmic roots, and alienation. Sartre's concept of absolute human freedom is discussed as having promoted human dignity and individualism in the impersonal modern society
An introduction to philosophy( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bryan Magee talks with Sir Isaiah Berlin, Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, and biographer of Karl Marx, about some fundamental questions of philosophy and its importance today
Philosophy and literature( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The areas in which philosophy and literature overlap are examined in this program by renowned Oxford novelist Iris Murdoch. Style and structure in philosophical writing are compared and contrasted with those in literature. The narrative abilities of Plato, Schopenhauer, and Kant are examined. Philosophy's predilection for accepting only literature that supports its theories is discussed as a source of antagonism between the two disciplines
Heidegger and modern philosophy( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

William Barrett of New York University examines the basic theory of existentialism as founded by Martin Heidegger, and later propagated by Jean-Paul Sartre. Barrett discusses Heidegger's notions of being, existence as task, cosmic roots, and alienation. Sartre's concept of absolute human freedom is discussed as having promoted human dignity and individualism in the impersonal modern society
Moral philosophy( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

R. M. Hare examines the 19th-century philosophy of Utilitarianism and how it was applied in the 20th century
 
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English (57)