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Watson, Richard A. 1931-

Works: 73 works in 274 publications in 5 languages and 14,299 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Fiction  Juvenile works  Humor  Controversial literature  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Author of introduction, Performer, Other
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Cogito ergo sum : the life of René Descartes by Richard A Watson( Book )
19 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 947 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."--Jacket
Man and nature; an anthropological essay in human ecology by Richard A Watson( Book )
11 editions published between 1969 and 1972 in English and held by 786 libraries worldwide
Hypothetical models of eight ways of life synthesized from factual information about the interaction of selected primates with the physical environment
The longest cave by Roger W Brucker( Book )
13 editions published between 1976 and 2006 in English and held by 775 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
The downfall of Cartesianism 1673-1712. A study of epistemological issues in late 17th century Cartesianism by Richard A Watson( Book )
28 editions published between 1966 and 1971 in 3 languages and held by 580 libraries worldwide
Phenomenalism, idealism, spiritualism, and other contemporary philo sophical movements originating in the reflective experience of the cogito witness to the immense influence of Descartes. However, Carte sianism as a complete metaphysical system in the image of that of the master collapsed early in the 18th century. A small school of brilliant Cartesians, almost all expert in the new mechanistic science, flashed like meteors upon the intellectual world of late 17th century France to win well-deserved recognition for Cartesianism. They were accompanied by a scintillating comet, Ma1ebranche, the deviant Cartesian, now remembered as the orthodox Cartesians are not. However, all these bright lights faded upon the philosophical horizon, almost as soon as they appeared. The metaphysical dualism of Des cartes was, as such, neither to be preserved nor reconstructed. There are many reasons why the Cartesian system did not survive the victory over Scholasticism which Descartes, Malebranche, and the others had won. Newtonian physics very soon replaced Cartesian physics. The practical interest and success of the new science which the Cartesians themselves had nurtured drew men down from the lofty realms of metaphysics. On the popular front, Cartesianism was attacked and ridiculed for the view that animals are unthinking machines. In the schools of Paris and elsewhere, there was the general but severe opposition of pedants, which is perhaps of more historical than philosophical interest
The breakdown of Cartesian metaphysics by Richard A Watson( Book )
16 editions published between 1986 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 461 libraries worldwide
The philosopher's diet : how to lose weight & change the world by Richard A Watson( Book )
11 editions published between 1985 and 2003 in English and Chinese and held by 327 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 )
9 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 299 libraries worldwide
The dream of Descartes by Gregor Sebba( Book )
6 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 258 libraries worldwide
Niagara : a novel by Richard A Watson( Book )
3 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and French and held by 222 libraries worldwide
Deux personnages réels auxquels la fiction permet de se rencontrer : l'homme qui traversa les chutes du Niagara sur un fil et la femme qui dévala les mêmes chutes enfermée dans un tonneau. Par un écrivain amoureux des sports extrêmes
Writing philosophy : a guide to professional writing and publishing by Richard A Watson( Book )
9 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 212 libraries worldwide
Representational ideas : from Plato to Patricia Churchland by Richard A Watson( Book )
9 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 199 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
In the dark cave by Richard A Watson( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 169 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
Malebranche's first and last critics : Simon Foucher and Dortous de Mairan ( Book )
9 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 169 libraries worldwide
The runner by Richard A Watson( Book )
6 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 136 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
Good teaching : a guide for students by Richard A Watson( Book )
4 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 135 libraries worldwide
This book is a guide to students on the nature and quality of teaching at colleges and universities. It discusses the need for students to take responsibility for their own learning at the college level and not depend on college professors to "teach" them everything they need to know. The book notes that most professors have had little or no formal training in teaching, and that at most universities professorial research is emphasized (and rewarded) more than teaching. It goes on to explain the structure of colleges and universities and the growing trend that emphasizes research over teaching at most institutions. Despite this dichotomy between research and teaching, the book points out that the best researchers are often the best teachers, in that they are the most committed to their discipline and therefore have the most to offer diligent students. It suggests that students select a major that they really like and take courses taught by professors from whom they can learn the most and not necessarily those who are most popular. (Contains 12 references.) (Mdm)
Cartesian views : papers presented to Richard A. Watson ( Book )
12 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 128 libraries worldwide
Descartes's ballet : his doctrine of the will and his political philosophy by Richard A Watson( Book )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 120 libraries worldwide
The high road to Pyrrhonism by Richard H Popkin( Book )
12 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in English and held by 102 libraries worldwide
The philosopher's joke : essays in form and content by Richard A Watson( Book )
6 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 91 libraries worldwide
The philosopher's enigma : God, body and soul : God, disembodied spirits, free will, determinism, and the mind-body problem by Richard A Watson( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 75 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Richard Watson amerikansk författare
Richard Watson amerikansk skribent
Richard Watson (philosopher) Amerikaans schrijver
Watson, R. A. 1931-
Watson Red 1931-....
Watson, Richard
Watson Richard 1931-....
Watson, Richard A.
Watson, Richard Allan
Watson, Richard Allan 1931-
Ричард Уотсон
ریچارد واتسون نویسنده آمریکایی
ワトソン, リチャード
English (186)
Spanish (7)
French (3)
Chinese (3)
Italian (3)
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