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Watson, Richard A. 1931-

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Works: 85 works in 200 publications in 4 languages and 12,369 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Fiction  Humor  Juvenile works  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Editor, Honoree, Author of introduction
Classifications: B1873, 194
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Good teaching a guide for students by Richard A Watson( file )
3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1,439 libraries worldwide
The dream of Descartes by Gregor Sebba( Computer File )
5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 1,404 libraries worldwide
Malebranche's first and last critics Simon Foucher and Dortous de Mairan ( file )
5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 1,282 libraries worldwide
Writing philosophy a guide to professional writing and publishing by Richard A Watson( file )
6 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in English and held by 1,278 libraries worldwide
Cogito ergo sum : the life of René Descartes by Richard A Watson( Book )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 964 libraries worldwide
In physiology, his analysis of the relations among the sense organs, nerves, and the brain is still taught today. In psychology, he discovered conditioned reflexes and investigated the role of the emotions in human behavior. Descartes said there was no point in trying to refute Aristotelian Scholasticism; rather, he would simply show a better way. Some 350 years after his death, our twenty-first-century world - from mind-body dualism to heart pumps, from pop psychology to personal computers - is thoroughly Cartesian. Nothing in the modern world would alarm or surprise him were he alive today."--BOOK JACKET
Cartesian views papers presented to Richard A. Watson ( file )
6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 938 libraries worldwide
Many kinds of Cartesian views are treated by these papers - the views that Descartes held, views from our perspective on those views, views on Descartes held by his early critics and followers, and views that are Cartesian in outlook
The longest cave by Roger W Brucker( Book )
13 editions published between 1976 and 1997 in English and held by 834 libraries worldwide
"The dramatic story of several generations of cavers whose exciting and dangerous explorations in Kentucky's limestone labyrinths culminated in the big connection between the Flint Ridge Cave System and Mammoth Cave, forming the longest cave in the world"--Jacket subtitle
Man and nature; an anthropological essay in human ecology by Richard A Watson( Book )
2 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 792 libraries worldwide
Hypothetical models of eight ways of life synthesized from factual information about the interaction of selected primates with the physical environment
The downfall of Cartesianism 1673-1712. A study of epistemological issues in late 17th century Cartesianism by Richard A Watson( Book )
15 editions published between 1966 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 574 libraries worldwide
The breakdown of Cartesian metaphysics by Richard A Watson( Book )
6 editions published between 1987 and 1998 in English and held by 441 libraries worldwide
The philosopher's diet : how to lose weight & change the world by Richard A Watson( Book )
6 editions published between 1985 and 1999 in English and Spanish and held by 360 libraries worldwide
This toothsome classic takes on the combined challenges of discovering the meaning of the universe and eliminating fat at the same time. Its topic sentence contains a promise that should sell millions: In this book, I tell how to take weight off and keep it off. He doesn't stop there, but continues, The book also embodies a philosophy of life. The weight program is the content of the book, the philosophy of life is its form. If Descartes had sat down to write a treatise on losing weight as a metaphor for maintaining discipline amidst life's vicissitudes, it would have read much like this. Clearly, Mr. Watson has not written a low-fat, new-age, easy-fix solution for the weight challenged. After all, losing weight is hard work. But for our money, it is the most erudite, fascinating, and eccentric book ever written on the subject of weight control, a combination of common sense (driven by human experience), Cartesian philosophy, and the presumption that understanding the mysteries of weight loss and the universe are somehow compatible, even sympathetic, ambitions. The author is (of course) a professional philosopher, and this extraordinary exegesis is at once a moral manifesto, a philosophical discourse, and a practical manual (although the chapter on How to Live and How to Die take it a few steps beyond the ordinary). We love this book for its humor, its iconoclasm, and its weird and wacky mixture of high seriousness and low humor. Read it. Even if you're not overweight, it's a book to treasure
The Sceptical mode in modern philosophy : essays in honor of Richard H. Popkin by Richard A Watson( Book )
3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 269 libraries worldwide
Niagara : a novel by Richard A Watson( Book )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 234 libraries worldwide
In the dark cave by Richard A Watson( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 188 libraries worldwide
A cave cricket, a cave rat, and a bat live contentedly in the dark until suddenly one day an explorer appears, bringing with him a beam of light
Representational ideas : from Plato to Patricia Churchland by Richard A Watson( Book )
4 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 174 libraries worldwide
In Representational Ideas: From Plato to Patricia Churchland Watson argues that all intelligible theories of representation by ideas are based on likeness between representations and objects. He concludes that 17th century materialist criticisms of `having' mental representations in the mind apply to contemporary material representations in the brain, as proposed by neurophilosophers. The argument begins with Plato, with particular stress on Descartes, Malebranche, and Arnauld. He then proceeds with an examination of the picture theory developed by Wittgenstein, Carnap, and Goodman, and concludes with an examination of Patricia Churchland, Ruth Millikan, Robert Cummins, and Mark Rollins. The use of the historical development of representationalism to pose a central problem in contemporary cognitive science is unique. For students, scholars and researchers in neuroscience, cognitive science, philosophy of mind, and modern philosophy
The runner : a novel by Richard A Watson( Book )
5 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and held by 146 libraries worldwide
The story of a man who takes up running in his middle years. Gregory is happily married, the father of twins, an accountant. His inner life is counterpoint to externals--a windjammer cruise in the Caribbean, a climb up the north face of Long's Peak, the gradual estrangement from his wife that begins when she goes to Florida to stay with her aging mother. As these events mark his passage through middle age he becomes increasingly engaged with running to the point where it approaches obsession. Running becomes his chief activity and, finally, a metaphor for his existence
Descartes's ballet : his doctrine of the will and his political philosophy by Richard A Watson( Book )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 112 libraries worldwide
The philosopher's joke : essays in form and content by Richard A Watson( Book )
3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 93 libraries worldwide
The high road to Pyrrhonism by Richard H Popkin( Book )
6 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 89 libraries worldwide
Under plowman's floor : a novel by Richard A Watson( Book )
5 editions published between 1978 and 2006 in English and held by 73 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Watson, R. A. 1931-
Watson, Red, 1931-
Watson, Richard
Watson, Richard, 1931-
Watson, Richard A.
Watson, Richard Allan, 1931-
ワトソン, リチャード
Languages
English (112)
Spanish (2)
French (2)
Italian (1)
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