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Popkin, Richard H. (Richard Henry) 1923-2005

Works: 276 works in 840 publications in 2 languages and 22,551 library holdings
Genres: History  Introductions  Dictionaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Editor, Translator, Other, Honoree, Author of introduction, Correspondent
Classifications: B779, 190
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The Columbia history of Western philosophy by Richard H Popkin( Book )
20 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and held by 2,299 libraries worldwide
"Richard Popkin has assembled sixty-three leading scholars to forge a highly approachable chronological account of the development of Western philosophical traditions. From Plato to Wittgenstein and from Aquinas to Heidegger, this volume provides lively, in-depth, and up-to-date historical analysis of all the key figures, schools, and movements of Western philosophy. 'The Columbia History' significantly broadens the scope of Western philosophy to reveal the influence of Middle Eastern thought, the vital contributions of Jewish and Islamic philosophers, and the role of women within the tradition. Along with a wealth of new scholarship, recently discovered works in 17th and 18th century philosophy are considered,such as previously unpublished works by Locke that inspire a new assessment of the evolution of his ideas. Popkin also emphasizes schools and developments that have been traditional overlooked. Sections on Aristotle and Plato are followed by a detailed presentation on Hellenic philosophy and its influence on the modern developments of materialism and scepticism. A chapter has been dedicated to Jewish and Muslim philosophical development during the Middle Ages, focusing on the critical role of figures such as Averroös and Moses Maimonides in introducing Christian thinkers to classical philosophy. Another chapter considers Renaissance philosophy and its seminal influence on the development of modern humanism and science. Turning to the modern era, contributors consider the importance of the Kabbalah to Spinoza, Leibniz, and Newton and the influence of popular philosophers like Moses Mendelssohn upon the work of Kant. This volume gives equal attention to both sides of the current rift in philosophy between continental and analytic schools, charting the development of each right up to the end of the end of the 20th century. Each chapter includes an introductory essay, and Popkin provides notes that draw connections between the separate articles. The rich bibliographic information and the indexes of names and subjects make the volume a valuable resource...."
The history of scepticism from Erasmus to Descartes by Richard H Popkin( Book )
50 editions published between 1867 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,445 libraries worldwide
The history of scepticism from Savonarola to Bayle by Richard H Popkin( file )
17 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,419 libraries worldwide
This is the third edition of a classic book first published in 1960, which has sold thousands of copies in two paperback edition and has been translated into several foreign languages. Popkin's work has generated innumerable citations, and remains a valuable stimulus to current historical research. In this updated version, he has revised and expanded throughout, and has added three new chapters, one on Savonarola, one on Henry More and Ralph Cudworth, and one on Pascal. This authoritative treatment of the theme of scepticism and its historical impact will appeal to scholars and students of early modern history now as much as ever
Philosophy made simple by Richard H Popkin( Book )
36 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,138 libraries worldwide
Written with authority and scholarship, this lively and comprehensible text includes all the important recent developments in philosophy
The philosophy of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries by Richard H Popkin( Book )
11 editions published between 1966 and 1996 in English and held by 1,058 libraries worldwide
Readings in the History of Philosophy contains many selections that appear in English for the first time, as well as selections that have never before been available in a modestly prices edition
Secret conversions to Judaism in early modern Europe by Martin Mulsow( file )
13 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,002 libraries worldwide
This work deals with conversions to Judaism from the 16th to the 18th century. It provides six case studies by scholars on phenomena as crypto-Judaism, "judaizing", reversion of Jewish-Christian converts and secret conversion of non-Jewish Christians for intellectual reasons
Historical and critical dictionary : selections by Pierre Bayle( Book )
5 editions published between 1965 and 1991 in English and held by 877 libraries worldwide
The history of scepticism from Erasmus to Spinoza by Richard H Popkin( Book )
14 editions published between 1979 and 1984 in English and held by 864 libraries worldwide
The second Oswald by Richard H Popkin( Computer File )
13 editions published between 1966 and 2006 in English and held by 798 libraries worldwide
Who killed Kennedy? Many keen minds have their doubts about the findings of the Warren Commission. Could Oswald have fired 3 shots in 5.6 seconds with the inaccurate rifle he had - and hit a moving target? Did he even kill patrolman Tippit (the bullets in the body were smaller than the barrel of his revolver)? Was the brown paper bag made only to attract attention? Was Bullet No. 399 a plant? Suppose there was a Second Oswald - a man very similar physically and an expert marksman? Such a man was seen both before and at the time of the murder. Was there a rifleman on the knoll as well as at the
Introduction to philosophy by Avrum Stroll( Book )
21 editions published between 1961 and 1979 in English and held by 722 libraries worldwide
Skeptical philosophy for everyone by Richard H Popkin( Book )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and Italian and held by 592 libraries worldwide
An outstanding introduction to the problems of philosophy by two eminent philosophers in a lucid, informal, & very accessible discussion of Western thought. Annotation. Casting skepticism in a central role, this history of Western philosophy looks at the efforts of major thinkers seeking to overcome skeptical challenges. The role of skepticism in producing new theoretical positions is explicated, and the influence of contemporary skeptics examined. The relative merits of skeptical claims are also debated. Popkin taught philosophy at Washington University. This lucid, informal, and very accessible discussion of Western thought takes the unique approach of interpreting skepticism -- i.e., doubts about knowledge claims and the criteria for making such claims -- as an important stimulus for the development of philosophy. The authors argue that practically every great thinker from the time of the Greeks to the present has produced theories designed to forestall or refute skepticism: from Plato to Moore and Wittgenstein. The influence of and responses to such 20th-century skeptics such as Russell and Derrida are also discussed critically. Popkin and Stroll review each major theory of philosophy chronologically and then further organize these theories into their respective subject areas: metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, political philosophy, and philosophy of religion. This is an outstanding introduction to the problems of philosophy by two eminent philosophers with a gift for presenting the history of ideas in a very lively and clear style
Messianic revolution : radical religious politics to the end of the second millennium by David S Katz( Book )
16 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 581 libraries worldwide
In this study, two historians explore that tradition, showing how the beliefs of many fringe, distressed, disenfranchised, or purely mystical Christians and Jews have been transmitted across a millennium. Professors David Katz and Richard Popkin's Messianic Revolution offers a strong and lucid explanation of why and how this apocalyptic strain found especially fertile ground in the New World, and it throws new light on the many strands of biblical interpretation, both Jewish and Christian, that are woven into this complex history
David Hume: philosophical historian by David Hume( Book )
7 editions published between 1965 and 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 456 libraries worldwide
The high road to Pyrrhonism by Richard H Popkin( Book )
11 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in English and held by 424 libraries worldwide
The legacies of Richard Popkin by Jeremy D Popkin( file )
7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 379 libraries worldwide
Richard H. Popkin (1923-2005) transformed the study of the history of philosophy in the second half of the twentieth century. His History of Scepticism and his many other publications demonstrated the centrality of the problem of skepticism in the development of modern thought, the intimate connections between philosophy and religion, and the importance of contacts between Jewish and Christian thinkers. In this volume, scholars from around the world assess Popkina (TM)s contributions to the many fields in which he was interested. The Legacies of Richard Popkin provides a broad overview of Popk
Dialogues concerning natural religion and the posthumous essays, Of the immortality of the soul and Of suicide by David Hume( Book )
8 editions published between 1980 and 1993 in English and held by 331 libraries worldwide
Millenarianism and messianism in English literature and thought, 1650-1800 : Clark Library lectures, 1981-1982 by Richard H Popkin( Book )
7 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 307 libraries worldwide
Essays on the context, nature, and influence of Isaac Newton's theology by James E Force( Book )
10 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 307 libraries worldwide
Isaac La Peyrère (1596-1676) : his life, work, and influence by Richard H Popkin( Book )
10 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 288 libraries worldwide
The third force in seventeenth-century thought by Richard H Popkin( Book )
12 editions published between 1922 and 1992 in English and held by 285 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Manuscrito de Chichicastenango
Popkin, R. H.
Popkin, R.H., 1923-2005
Popkin, Richard, 1923-2005
Popkin, Richard H.
Popkin, Richard Henry
Popkin, Richard Henry, 1923-
Popkin, Richard Henry 1923-2005
Поупкин, Ричард, 1923-
ポプキン, リチャード・H
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