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Smart, J. J. C. (John Jamieson Carswell) 1920-2012

Overview
Works: 78 works in 379 publications in 4 languages and 7,042 library holdings
Genres: Controversial literature  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other, Creator, 070
Classifications: B29, 144.6
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Utilitarianism : for and against by J. J. C Smart( Book )

78 editions published between 1963 and 2008 in English and Italian and held by 1,350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title consists of two essays on utilitarianism, written from opposite points of view, by J.J.C. Smart and Bernard Williams. In the first part of the book, Professor Smart advocates a modern and sophisticated version of classical utilitarianism
Philosophy and scientific realism by J. J. C Smart( Book )

59 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,034 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an introductory chapter the author argues that philosophy ought to be more than the art of clarifying thought and that it should concern itself with outlining a scientifically plausible world view
Problems of space and time by J. J. C Smart( Book )

16 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part I. Space and Time in the History of Philosophy. The Concept of Space in Antiquity / Max Jammer. -- Aristotle and the Sea Battle / G.E.M. Anscombe. -- Questions About Time / St. Augustine. -- Space and Matter / Renè Descartes. -- Absolute Space and Time / Isaac Newton. -- The Relational Theory of Space and Time / Gottfried Leibniz. -- Place, Extension and Duration / John Locke. -- Transcendental Ideality of Space and Time / Immanuel Kant. -- Mirror Images / Immanuel Kant. -- Newton's Views of Time, Space and Motion / Ernst Mach. -- The Unreality of Space and time / F.H. Bradley. -- Duration and Intuition / Henri Bergson. -- The Problem of Infinity Considered Historically / Bertrand Russell. -- Part II. Geomoetry and Physics. What is Geometry? / A.S. Eddington. -- Space and Geometry / Ernest Nagel. -- Non-Eucledian Spaces / Hans Reichenbach. -- Geometry and Definition of Congruence / Hans Reichenbach. -- Geometry as a Branch of Physics / H.P. Robertson. -- Part III. Space-Time and Relativity. Relativity / R.E. Peierls. -- Autobiographical Notes / Albert Einstein. -- The Four-Dimensional World / Moritz Schlick. -- Space and Time / H. Minkowski. The Philosophical Retention of Absolute Space in Einstein's General Theory of relativity / Adolf Grünbaum. -- Part IV. Recent Philosophical Analyses. Ostensible Temporality / C.D. Croad. -- Time : A Treatment of Some Puzzles / J.N. Findlay. -- Time and Language, and the Passage fo Time / Nelson Goodman. -- Time / W.V. Quine. -- Geometrical Objects / W.V. Quine. -- Spatial and Temporal Ananlogies and the Concept of Identity / Richard Taylor. -- Time, Irreversible Processes, and the Physical Status of Becoming / Adolf Grünbaum
Atheism and theism by J. J. C Smart( Book )

36 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Smart opens the debate by arguing that theism is philosophically untenable and seeks to explain metaphysical truth in the light of total science. Haldane continues the discussion by affirming that the existence of the world, and the possibility of our coming to have knowledge of it, depend upon the existence of a creating, sustaining, personal God. This is followed by replies, where each philosopher has the chance to respond and to defend his position. This second edition contains new essays by each philosopher, responding to criticisms and building on their previous work."--Jacket
Between science and philosophy : an introduction to the philosophy of science by J. J. C Smart( Book )

25 editions published between 1968 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

“This book is an attempt at a not too technical scientists’ philosophy of science” – Preface
Ethics, persuasion, and truth by J. J. C Smart( Book )

16 editions published between 1982 and 2021 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally published in 1984, deals with meta-ethics - that is the semantics and pragmatics of ethical language. This book eschews the notions of meaning and analyticity on which meta-ethics normally depends. It discusses questions of free will and responsibility and the relations between ethics on the one hand and science and metaphysics on the other. The author regards ethics as concerned with deciding what to do and with persuading others - not with exploring a supposed realm of ethical fact
Atheism and theism by J. J. C Smart( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The two author/philosophers debate the question of atheism and theism as they discuss metaphysical truths, the existence of the world, man's knowledge, and the possibility of "a creating, sustaining, personal God."--Cover
Our place in the universe : a metaphysical discussion by J. J. C Smart( Book )

14 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is our place in the universe? This question has been a perennial source of debate among philosophers. Smart here offers a lucid approach, examining the question according to three of the senses in which it can be taken: first, literally (in terms of astronomy); second, quasi-literally (in terms of the "Great Chain of Being"); and third, metaphorically (in terms of the material and the spiritual)
Essays metaphysical and moral : selected philosophical papers by J. J. C Smart( Book )

12 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Metaphysics and morality : essays in honour of J.J.C. Smart( Book )

8 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An outline of a system of utilitarian ethics by J. J. C Smart( Book )

18 editions published between 1960 and 1973 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Utilitarisme : le pour et le contre by J. J. C Smart( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in French and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

J.J.C. Smart trace l'esquisse d'un système de l'éthique utilitariste; Bernard Williams fait une critique de l'utilitarisme
Utilitarismo : un confronto by J. J. C Smart( Book )

3 editions published in 1985 in Italian and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Utilitarianism : for and againts by J. J. C Smart( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethical theory : classical and contemporary readings by Louis P Pojman( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This authoritative and reader-friendly anthology will help you think through some of humanity's most persistent questions regarding right and wrong, good and bad. This anthology cuts through the confusion and delivers a clear and comprehensive selection of readings from classical and contemporary sources. Presented in a dynamic pro and con format, with detailed summaries of each argument, this comprehensive anthology allows you to watch the ethical debate unfold before your eyes
Ethics and science by J. J. C Smart( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Problems of Space and Time( Book )

4 editions published between 1964 and 1979 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Utilitarismo: pro y contra by J. J. C Smart( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in Spanish and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Problems of space and time( Book )

6 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Current trends in philosophy( Recording )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Several philosophers discuss issues in modern thought including language and meaning, a defence of materialism, and the opposition between British analytical philosophy and continental dialectical thought. The rise in political philosophy and the nature of necessity are also examined
 
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Utilitarianism : for and againts
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Atheism and theismAtheism and theismUtilitarianism : for and againtsEthical theory : classical and contemporary readings
Alternative Names
Carswell Smart, John J. 1920-

Carswell Smart, John J. 1920-2012

J. J. C. 斯马特

Jamieson Carswell Smart, John 1920-

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John Jamieson Carswell Smart

John Jamieson Carswell Smart britisch-australischer Philosoph

John Jamieson Carswell Smart Brits filosoof (1920-2012)

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Smart, J. J. C. (John Jamieson Carswell), 1920-

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Smart, John J. 1920-2012

Smart, John J. C. 1920-2012

Smart, John Jamieson Carswell.

Smart, John Jamieson Carswell 1920-

Smart, John Jamieson Carswell 1920-2012

Смарт, Джон

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Languages
English (298)

Spanish (14)

Italian (5)

French (4)