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Hamilton, William Sir 1788-1856

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Works: 280 works in 1,199 publications in 2 languages and 10,370 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Editor, Arranger, Creator
Classifications: B1423, 192
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Lectures on metaphysics and logic by William Hamilton( Book )
106 editions published between 1858 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,004 libraries worldwide
"The Lectures comprised in the present Volumes form the second and concluding portion of the Biennial Course on Metaphysics and Logic, which was commenced by Sir William Hamilton on his election to the Professorial Chair in 1836, and repeated, with but slight alterations, till his decease in 1856. The Appendix contains various papers, composed for the most part during this period, which, though portions of their contents were publicly taught at least as early as 1840, were only to a very small extent incorporated into the text of the Lectures. The Lectures on Logic, like those on Metaphysics, were chiefly composed during the session in which they were first delivered (1837-8); and the statements made in the preface to the previous volumes, as regards the circumstances and manner of their composition, are equally applicable to the present course. In this, as in the preceding series, the Author has largely availed himself of the labours of previous writers, many of whom are but little known in this country. To the works of the German logicians of the present century, particularly to those of Krug and Esser, these Lectures are under especial obligations"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
Discussions on philosophy and literature, education and university reform : chiefly from the Edinburgh review by William Hamilton( Book )
65 editions published between 1846 and 2001 in English and held by 483 libraries worldwide
The works of Thomas Reid, D.D., now fully collected, with selections from his unpublished letters by Thomas Reid( Book )
53 editions published between 1845 and 2005 in English and held by 439 libraries worldwide
The metaphysics of Sir William Hamilton, collected, arranged, and abridged, for the use of colleges and private students by William Hamilton( Book )
57 editions published between 1861 and 1978 in English and held by 437 libraries worldwide
"It is unfortunate that Sir William Hamilton did not undertake fully to digest his metaphysical opinions into system, and to publish them as one orderly and connected whole. He had a system, for he was eminently a methodical and self-consistent thinker; but it was built up piecemeal, and so given to the world, at various times, in successive articles in the Edinburgh Review; in copious notes, appendices, and other additions to these articles when they were republished as a volume of "Discussions, " and again, when these "Discussions" passed to a second edition. I have endeavored, in the present volume, to prepare a text-book which should contain, in his own language, the substance of all that he has written upon the subject. For this purpose, the "Lectures on Metaphysics" have been taken as the basis of the work; and I have freely abridged them by striking out the repetitions and redundancies in which they abound, and omitting also, in great part, the load of citations and references that they contain, as these are of inferior interest except to a student of the history of philosophy, or as marks of the stupendous erudition of the author. The space acquired by these abridgments has enabled me to interweave into the book, in their appropriate place and connection, all those portions of the "Discussions, " and of the Notes and Dissertations supplementary to Reid, which seemed necessary either to elucidate and confirm the text, or to supplement it with the later and more fully expressed opinions of the author"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
Philosophy of Sir William Hamilton, Bart. by William Hamilton( Book )
38 editions published between 1853 and 1971 in English and held by 387 libraries worldwide
The collected works of Dugald Stewart by Dugald Stewart( Book )
52 editions published between 1827 and 2010 in English and held by 345 libraries worldwide
Essays on the intellectual powers of man by Thomas Reid( Book )
44 editions published between 1850 and 2000 in English and held by 314 libraries worldwide
"The essays cover a wide spectrum across of intellectual powers including the external senses, memory, conception, abstraction, judgment, reasoning, and 'taste' (aesthetic taste)." (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2008 APA, all rights reserved)
Lectures on political economy by Dugald Stewart( Book )
10 editions published between 1877 and 1994 in English and held by 261 libraries worldwide
Philosophical works by Thomas Reid( Book )
13 editions published between 1967 and 1983 in English and German and held by 188 libraries worldwide
Lectures on metaphysics and logic by William Hamilton( file )
37 editions published between 1810 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 160 libraries worldwide
The following Lectures on Metaphysics constitute the first portion of the Biennial Course which the lamented Author was in the habit of delivering during the period of his occupation of the Chair of Logic and Metaphysics, in the University of Edinburgh. The Author himself, adopting the Kantian division of the mental faculties into those of Knowledge, Feeling, and Conation, considers the Philosophy of Mind as comprehending, in relation to each of these, the three great subdivisions of Psychology, or the Science of the Phænomena of Mind; Nomology, or the Science of its Laws; and Ontology, or the Science of Results and Inferences." Among the Phænomena of Mind, the Cognitive Faculties are discussed fully and satisfactorily; those of Feeling are treated with less detail; those of Conation receive scarcely any special consideration; while the questions of Ontology, or Metaphysics proper, are touched upon only incidentally. Apart, however, from considerations of their intrinsic value, these Lectures possess a high academical and historical interest"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
Outline of Sir William Hamilton's philosophy : a textbook for students by John Clark Murray( Book )
18 editions published between 1870 and 1981 in English and held by 100 libraries worldwide
Lectures on logic by William Hamilton( file )
13 editions published between 1860 and 1869 in English and held by 94 libraries worldwide
"A Science is a complement of cognitions, having, in point of form, the character of logical perfection; in point of matter, the character of real truth. The constituent attributes of logical perfection are the perspicuity, the completeness, the harmony, of knowledge. But the perspicuity, completeness, and harmony of our cognitions are, for the human mind, possible only through method. Method in general denotes a procedure in the treatment of an object, conducted according to determinate rules. Method, in reference to science, denotes, therefore, the arrangement and elaboration of cognitions according to definite rules, with the view of conferring on these a logical perfection. The methods by which we proceed in the treatment of the objects of our knowledge are two; or rather method, considered in its integrity, consists of two processes, --analysis and synthesis"--Chapter. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
Lectures on metaphysics by William Hamilton( file )
14 editions published between 1861 and 2001 in English and German and held by 86 libraries worldwide
"The following Lectures on Metaphysics constitute the first portion of the Biennial Course which the author was in the habit of delivering during the period of his occupation of the Chair of Logic and Metaphysics in the University of Edinburgh. The Author himself, adopting the Kantian division of the mental faculties into those of Knowledge, Feeling, and Conation, considers the Philosophy of Mind as comprehending, in relation to each of these, the three great subdivisions of Psychology, or the Science of the Phenomena of Mind; Nomology, or the Science of its Laws; and Ontology, or the Science of Results and Inferences. The term Metaphysics, in its strictest sense, is synonymous with the last of these subdivisions; while, in its widest sense, it may be regarded as including the first also, --the second being, in practice at least, if not in scientific accuracy, usually distributed among other departments of Philosophy. The following Lectures cannot be considered as embracing the whole province of Metaphysics in either of the above senses"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2008 APA, all rights reserved)
Lectures on metaphysics and logic by William Hamilton( Book )
11 editions published between 1969 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 83 libraries worldwide
Chapters in logic containing Sir William Hamilton's lectures on modified logic, and selections from the Port Royal Logic by William Hamilton( Book )
17 editions published between 1870 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 81 libraries worldwide
Outline of Sir William Henry Hamilton's philosophy by John Clark Murray( Book )
6 editions published between 1870 and 1971 in English and held by 65 libraries worldwide
The history of medicine, surgery, and anatomy, from the creation of the world, to the commencement of the nineteenth century by William Hamilton( Book )
3 editions published in 1831 in English and held by 65 libraries worldwide
Lectures on metaphysics and logic by William Hamilton( file )
12 editions published between 1866 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 60 libraries worldwide
"The Lectures comprised in the present Volumes form the second and concluding portion of the Biennial Course on Metaphysics and Logic, which was commenced by Sir William Hamilton on his election to the Professorial Chair in 1836, and repeated, with but slight alterations, till his decease in 1856. The Appendix contains various papers, composed for the most part during this period, which, though portions of their contents were publicly taught at least as early as 1840, were only to a very small extent incorporated into the text of the Lectures. The Lectures on Logic, like those on Metaphysics, were chiefly composed during the session in which they were first delivered (1837-8); and the statements made in the preface to the previous volumes, as regards the circumstances and manner of their composition, are equally applicable to the present course. In this, as in the preceding series, the Author has largely availed himself of the labours of previous writers, many of whom are but little known in this country. To the works of the German logicians of the present century, particularly to those of Krug and Esser, these Lectures are under especial obligations"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
Lectures on logic by William Hamilton( Book )
16 editions published between 1840 and 1883 in English and Undetermined and held by 57 libraries worldwide
"A Science is a complement of cognitions, having, in point of form, the character of logical perfection; in point of matter, the character of real truth. The constituent attributes of logical perfection are the perspicuity, the completeness, the harmony, of knowledge. But the perspicuity, completeness, and harmony of our cognitions are, for the human mind, possible only through method. Method in general denotes a procedure in the treatment of an object, conducted according to determinate rules. Method, in reference to science, denotes, therefore, the arrangement and elaboration of cognitions according to definite rules, with the view of conferring on these a logical perfection. The methods by which we proceed in the treatment of the objects of our knowledge are two; or rather method, considered in its integrity, consists of two processes,--analysis and synthesis"--Chapter. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
Discussions on philosophy and literature, education and university reform. Chiefly from the Edinburgh review; cor., vindicated, enl., in notes and appendices by William Hamilton( Book )
3 editions published between 1866 and 2000 in English and held by 49 libraries worldwide
 
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Hamilton.
Hamilton, W.
Hamilton, William, Sir
Hamilton, William, Sir, 1788-1856
Hamilton, William, Sir, bart., 1788-1856
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