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Gutting, Gary

Works: 35 works in 302 publications in 8 languages and 12,306 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewer, Director
Classifications: B2430.F724, 194
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Gary Gutting
Foucault : a very short introduction by Gary Gutting( )

23 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 2,239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gary Gutting provides an introduction to Michel Foucault's work in the fields of literature, politics, history, and philosophy, and explores some of the key themes that fascinated the philosopher in his quest to more deeply understand identity, knowledge, and power in modern society."--Jacket
The Cambridge companion to Foucault by Gary Gutting( Book )

72 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and German and held by 2,006 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The essays in this volume provide a systematic and comprehensive overview of Foucault's major themes and texts, from his early work on madness through his history of sexuality. Special attention is also paid to thinkers and movements, from Kant through current feminist theory, that are particularly important for understanding his work and its impact. This revised edition contains five new essays and revisions of many others. The extensive bibliography of primary and secondary sources has been updated."--Jacket
Thinking the impossible : French philosophy since 1960 by Gary Gutting( )

21 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 1,333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

His initial focus is on the three most important philosophers who came to prominence in the 1960s: Michel Foucault, Gilles Deleuze, and Jacques Derrida. He sets out the educational and cultural context of their work, as a basis for a detailed treatment of how they formulated and began to carry out their philosophical projects in the 1960s and 1970s. He gives a fresh assessment of their responses to the key influences of Hegel and Heidegger, and the fraught relationship of the new generation to their father-figure Sartre. He concludes that Foucault, Derrida, and Deleuze can all be seen as developing their fundamental philosophical stances out of distinctive readings of Nietzsche. The second part of the book considers topics and philosophers that became prominent in the 1980s and 1990s, such as the revival of ethics in Levinas, Derrida, and Foucault, the return to phenomenology and its use to revive religious experience as a philosophical topic, and Alain Badiou's new ontology of the event. Finally Gutting brings to the fore the meta-philosophical theme of the book, that French philosophy since the 1960s has been primarily concerned with thinking the impossible."--Pub. desc
French philosophy in the twentieth century by Gary Gutting( Book )

22 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and Chinese and held by 1,289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher's description: In this book Gary Gutting tells, clearly and comprehensively, the story of French philosophy from 1890 to 1990. He examines the often neglected background of spiritualism, university idealism, and early philosophy of science, and also discusses the privileged role of philosophy in the French education system. Taking account of this background, together with the influences of avant-garde literature and German philosophy, he develops a rich account of existential phenomenology, which he argues is the central achievement of French thought during the century, and of subsequent structuralist and poststructuralist developments. His discussion includes chapters on Bergson, Sartre, Beauvoir, Merleau-Ponty, Foucault, and Derrida, with sections on other major thinkers including Lyotard, Deleuze, Irigaray, Levinas, and Ricoeur. He offers challenging analyses of the often misunderstood relationship between existential phenomenology and structuralism and of the emergence of poststructuralism. Finally, he sketches the major current trends of French philosophy
Paradigms and revolutions : appraisals and applications of Thomas Kuhn's philosophy of science( Book )

17 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 1,001 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What philosophy can do by Gary Gutting( Book )

18 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses how a philosopher's critical thinking skills can be useful in contemporary life, including politics, science, religion, education, and capitalism
Michel Foucault's archaeology of scientific reason by Gary Gutting( Book )

34 editions published between 1989 and 1999 in English and Japanese and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is an important introduction to the critical interpretation of the work of the major French thinker Michel Foucault. Through comprehensive and detailed analyses of such important texts as The History of Madness in the Age of Reason, The Birth of the Clinic, The Order of Things, and The Archaeology of Knowledge, Professor Gutting provides a lucid exposition of Foucault's 'archaeological' approach to the history of thought - a method for uncovering the 'unconscious' structures that set boundaries on the thinking of a given epoch. The book also casts Foucault in a new light, relating his work to two major but neglected influences: Gaston Bachelard's philosophy of science and Georges Canguilhem's history of science. This perspective yields a new and valuable understanding of science, balancing and complementing the more common view that he was primarily a social critic and theorist. An excellent guide for those first approaching Foucault's work, the book will also be a challenging interpretation and evaluation for those already familiar with his writings
What philosophers know : case studies in recent analytic philosophy by Gary Gutting( Book )

17 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophy has never delivered on its promise to settle the great moral and religious questions of human existence, and even most philosophers conclude that it does not offer an established body of disciplinary knowledge. Gary Gutting challenges this view by examining detailed case studies of recent advances in the field
Religious belief and religious skepticism by Gary Gutting( Book )

8 editions published between 1900 and 1983 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Talking God : philosophers on belief by Gary Gutting( Book )

7 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Through interivews with twelve distinguished philosophers -- including atheists, agnostics, and believers -- Talking God works toward a philosophical understanding and evaluation of religion. Along the way, Gary Putting and his interviewees challenge many common assumptions about religious beliefs." -- Back cover
Continental philosophy of science by Gary Gutting( Book )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Continental Philosophy of Science provides an expert guide to the major twentieth-century French and German philosophical thinking on science. The book refutes the view that twentieth-century continental thought is anti-scientific, and shows how continental thinkers offer distinctive perspectives that both complement and fruitfully interact with analytic philosophy of science."--Jacket
Science and reality : recent work in the philosophy of science : essays in honor of Ernan McMullin( Book )

7 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pragmatic liberalism and the critique of modernity by Gary Gutting( Book )

12 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book Gary Gutting offers a powerful account of the nature of human reason in modern times. The fundamental question addressed by the book is what authority human reason can still claim once it is acknowledged that our fundamental metaphysical and religious pictures of the world no longer command allegiance. If ethics and science remain sources of authority what is the basis of that authority? Gutting develops answers to these questions through critical analysis of the work of three dominant philosophical voices in our time: Richard Rorty, Alasdair MacIntyre, and Charles Taylor. His own position is defined as 'pragmatic liberalism'
Over God : filosofen spreken zich uit over religieus geloof by Gary Gutting( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in Dutch and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interviews met vooraanstaande filosofen over religieus geloof en de redenen of drijfveren om al dan niet te geloven
Talking God : philosophers on belief by Gary Gutting( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through interviews with twelve distinguished philosophers-including atheists, agnostics, and believers-TALKING GOD works toward a philosophical understanding and evaluation of religion. Along the way, Gary Gutting and his interviewees challenge many common assumptions about religious beliefs. As tensions simmer, and often explode, between the secular and the religious forces in modern life, the big questions about human belief press ever more urgently. Where does belief, or its lack, originate' How can we understand and appreciate religious traditions different from our own' Featuring conversations with twelve skeptics, atheists, agnostics, and believers-including Alvin Plantinga, Philip Kitcher, Michael Ruse, and John Caputo-TALKING GOD offers new perspectives on religion, including the challenge to believers from evolution, cutting-edge physics and cosmology; arguments both for and against atheism; and mediations on the value of secular humanism and faith in the modern world. Experts offer insights on Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism, as well as Judaism and Christianity. Topical and illuminating, TALKING GOD gives listeners a deeper understanding of faith today and how philosophers understand it
Pensando lo imposible : filosofía francesa desde 1960 by Gary Gutting( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in Spanish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gutting nos presenta una síntesis en la que se aúnan el rigor de pensamiento, la precisión crítica y la claridad expresiva de quien ha comprendido a la perfección la red de influencias existente en los pensadores franceses más importantes desde la segunda mitad del siglo XX en adelante. El autor nos muestra los aspectos más complejos de la entrada en el sistema educativo francés de filósofos como Hegel o Heidegger a través de las interpretaciones de los maestros más relevantes del pensamiento francés como Hyppolite, Foucault, Derrida, Deleuze, Badiou o Marion
Fūkō : khwāmrū chabap phakphā by Gary Gutting( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in Thai and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fūkō by Gary Gutting( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in Japanese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What philosophy can do by Gary Gutting( Recording )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A leading American philosopher brings the tools of his trade to contentious contemporary debates. How can we have meaningful debates with political opponents? How can we distinguish reliable science from overhyped media reports? How can we talk sensibly about God? In What Philosophy Can Do, Gary Gutting takes a philosopher's scalpel to modern life's biggest questions and the most powerful forces in our society―politics, science, religion, education, and capitalism―to show how we can improve our discussions of contentious contemporary issues. Gutting introduces listeners to powerful analytic tools in the philosopher's arsenal that they can use to make new sense of current debates. One such tool is a crucial distinction between inductive and deductive reasoning that explains why both sides on a disputed issue often are sure they have compelling cases for their views. Another is the principle of charity, which requires opposing parties to present each other's arguments in their strongest forms―a tool that would make critiques both more respectful and more effective. Gutting also shows how concepts introduced by philosophers from Plato and Aristotle to Michel Foucault and John Rawls can clarify public discussions about morality, the economy, and medicine. From informed assessments of scientific claims to careful analyses of arguments for and against religious belief, Gutting brings a calm, clear-headed approach to some of the most divisive issues on the table today. He scrutinizes our relationships to work and freedom in capitalism; our modern understanding of happiness and the good life; the value of liberal arts education and the humanities; the role of science and politics in shaping public policy today; and the value of art and popular culture. Perhaps most meaningfully, Gutting shows how we can talk about our own deepest beliefs clearly and directly while listening to what others have to say to us
Philosophy and modern science : papers presented in honor of Richard J. Blackwell( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Foucault : a very short introduction
The Cambridge companion to FoucaultThinking the impossible : French philosophy since 1960French philosophy in the twentieth centuryMichel Foucault's archaeology of scientific reasonWhat philosophers know : case studies in recent analytic philosophyContinental philosophy of sciencePragmatic liberalism and the critique of modernity
Alternative Names
Gary Gutting Amerikaans filosoof

Gary Gutting philosophe américain

Gutting, G. 1942-

Gutting, G. M. 1942-

Gutting, Gary M.

Gutting, Gary M. 1942-

Gutting, Gary Michael 1942-

گری گوتینگ فیلسوف آمریکایی

ガッティング, ガリー


English (258)

Japanese (12)

Chinese (6)

Dutch (4)

German (2)

Spanish (2)

Turkish (1)

Thai (1)