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McDowell, John 1942-

Works: 101 works in 430 publications in 8 languages and 12,976 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Interviews  Documentary films  Educational films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, wpr
Classifications: B386.A5, 121
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Theaetetus by Plato( Book )

47 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What exactly is knowledge?'The Theaetetus is a seminal text in the philosophy of knowledge, and is acknowledged as one of Plato's finest works. Cast as a conversation between Socrates and a clever but modest student, Theaetetus, it explores one of the key issues in philosophy: what is knowledge? Though no definite answer is reached, the discussion is penetrating and wide-ranging, covering the claims of perception to be knowledge, the theory that all is in motion, and the perennially tempting idea thatknowledge and truth are relative to different individuals or states. The inquirers go on to ex
Mind and world by John McDowell( Book )

67 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John McDowell amply illustrates a major problem of modern philosophy - the insidious persistence of dualism - in his discussion of empirical thought. Much as we would like to conceive empirical thought as rationally grounded in experience, pitfalls await anyone who tries to articulate this position, and McDowell exposes these, traps by exploiting the work of contemporary philosophers from Wilfrid Sellars to Donald Davidson. These difficulties, he contends, reflect an understandable - but surmountable - failure to see how we might integrate what Sellars calls "the logical space of reasons" into the natural world. What underlies this impasse is a conception of nature that has certain attractions for the modern age, a conception that McDowell proposes to put aside, thus circumventing these philosophical difficulties
Truth and meaning : essays in semantics by Gareth Evans( Book )

30 editions published between 1976 and 2005 in English and held by 848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Truth and Meaning is a classic collection of original essays on fundamental questions in the philosophy of language. It was first published in 1976, and has remained essential reading in this area ever since; this is its first appearance in paperback. The contributors include leading figures in late twentieth-century philosophy, such as Donald Davidson, Saul Kripke, P.F. Strawson, and Michael Dummett. Most of the papers are not available elsewhere
Mind, value, and reality by John McDowell( Book )

24 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume collects some of John McDowell's influential papers, written at various times over the last two decades. One group of essays deals mainly with issues in the interpretation of the ethical writings of Aristotle and Plato. A second group of papers contains more direct treatments of questions in moral philosophy that arise naturally out of reflection on the Greek tradition. Some of the essays in the second group exploit Wittgensteinian ideas about reason in action, and they open into the third group of papers, which contains readings of central elements in Wittgenstein's difficult later work. A fourth group deals with issues in the philosophy of mind and with questions about personal identity and the special character of first-personal thought and speech."--Jacket
Perception as a capacity for knowledge by John McDowell( )

15 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perception as a Capacity for Knowledge is the 2011 Aquinas Lecture delivered by John McDowell on February 27, 2011 at Marquette University. Professor McDowell's Lecture is the 75th in this esteemed series hosted by the Philosophy Department at Marquette. Past lecturers include Mortimer Adler, Anton. C. Pegis, Yves Simon, Jacques Maritain, Etienne Gilson, Bernard Lonergan, S.J., John N. Findlay, Alvin Plantinga, Paul Ricoeur, Alasdair MacIntyre, Louis Dupre, Myles Burnyeat, and Margaret Urban Walker. A central theme in much of Professor McDowells work is the harmful effects, in modern philosophy and in the modern reception of premodern philosophy, of a conception of nature that reflects an understanding, in itself perfectly correct, of the proper goals of the natural sciences. In a number of contexts, he has argued that we can free ourselves from the characteristic sorts of philosophical anxiety by recalling the possibility of a less restrictive conception of what it takes for something to be natural. --Provided by Publisher
The varieties of reference by Gareth Evans( Book )

25 editions published between 1982 and 2002 in English and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meaning, knowledge, and reality by John McDowell( Book )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the second volume of John McDowell's selected papers. These 19 essays collectively report on McDowell's involvement, over more than 20 years, with questions about the interface between the philosophies of language and mind and with issues in general epistemology
Having the world in view : essays on Kant, Hegel, and Sellars by John McDowell( Book )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and German and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A crucial moment came in the developing split between Anglo-American and continental European philosophers when G.E. Moore and Bertrand Russell rebelled against the "Hegelianism" of their teachers and inaugurated the tradition of "analytic" philosophy. In this new book, John McDowell builds on his much discussed Mind and World - one of the most highly regarded books in contemporary philosophy. McDowell, who has long commanded attention for his fresh approach to issues in contemporary epistemology, philosophy of language, and philosophy of mind, shocked some mainstream analytic philosophers in Mind and World by drawing inspiration not only from analytic philosophers but also from continental philosophers, most notably Hegel." "McDowell argues that the roots of some problems plaguing contemporary philosophy can be found in issues that were first discerned by Kant, and that the best way to get a handle on them is to follow those issues as they are reshaped in the writings of Hegel and Sellars. Having the World in View will be a decisive further step toward healing the divisions in contemporary philosophy, by showing how central methods of the two traditions remain deeply entangled and by revealing how philosophers in both camps might still learn from each other."--Jacket
Subject, thought, and context( Book )

13 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in English and Italian and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The engaged intellect : philosophical essays by John McDowell( Book )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Engaged Intellect collects important essays of John McDowell. Each involves a sustained engagement with the views of an important philosopher and is characterized by a modesty that is partly temperamental and partly methodological. It is typical of McDowell to represent his own best insights either as already to be found in the writings of his heroes (Aristotle, Wittgenstein, Gadamer, and Sellars) or as inevitably emerging from a charitable modification of the views of those (such as Anscombe, Sellars, Davidson, Evans, Rorty, Dreyfus, and Brandom) subjected here to criticism. McDowell therefore develops his own philosophical picture in these pages through a method of indirection. The method is one of intervening in a philosophical dialectic at a characteristic juncture - in which it is difficult to avoid the feeling that further progress is required. McDowell shows how progress is to be achieved by preserving what is most attractive in the views of those he is in conversation with, while whittling away their weaknesses. As he practices this method, what emerges through the volume is the unity of McDowell's own views. The combination of philosophical breadth with dialectical depth - of intricate argumentative detail with overall philosophical coherence - marks McDowell as one of the most compelling philosophers of our time."--Jacket
McDowell and his critics by Cynthia Macdonald( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Containing papers by distinguished philosophers on John McDowell's work, along with substantial replies to each by McDowell himself, these essays cover the range of McDowell's seminal contributions in philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, ancient philosophy, moral philosophy and epistemology
John McDowell, reason and nature : lecture and colloquium in Münster 1999 by Colloquium Münsteraner vorlesungen zur philosophie( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Projection and truth in ethics by John McDowell( Book )

3 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In conversation : Donald Davidson by Donald Davidson( Visual )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One-on-one discussions between Davidson and some of the leading philosophers of today
Mente y mundo by John McDowell( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in Spanish and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The McDowell discussion by Donald Davidson( Visual )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

McDowell discusses with Davidson the role that his ideal of rationality plays in his work. The areas discussed include the difference between the mental and the physical, radical interpretation, theories of truth, subjectivity and perceptual belief
Criteria, defeasibility, and knowledge by John McDowell( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kierkegaard's reception of Hamann : language, selfhood and reflection by Steven David Martz( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This thesis investigates Søren Kierkegaard's (1813-1855) reception of the writings of Johann Georg Hamann (1730-1788). I focus on four specific topics. In chapter one I examine Kierkegaard's early reception of Hamann which I argue provides the basis for Kierkegaard's conception of his own authorial task. In particular, I examine concepts of humour and systematicity and the centrality of the figure of Socrates. Central to my argument is a contrast between Kierkegaard's reception of Hamann and that of Hegel's review. In chapter two I show that Kierkegaard develops an argument against speculative philosophy and its claims to have achieved the absolute beginning. I argue that Kierkegaard appeals to Hamann's critique of Kant which centres around the possibility of a priori cognition and the dependency of reason on language. I contend that Kierkegaard takes up Hamann's critique in order to show that the absolute beginning which speculative philosophy claims to have achieved in the form of pure thinking is unachievable because of the dependency of thought on language. Chapter three examines the conception of selfhood in Hamann and Kierkegaard. I address their views of the self as unified and their critique of alternative conceptions of selfhood which undermine this unity. I show that Kierkegaard's arguments in relation to despair and forgetfulness share important similarities with Hamann. Chapter four explores Kierkegaard's critique and repair of post-Kantian reflection theory. I demonstrate that Kierkegaard proceeds to provide a minimal view of the self achieved through reflection which finally encounters its own limits in its own self-knowledge. I propose that Kierkegaard presents this as Socratic ignorance and that his model for outlining the limits of self-knowledge stems from Hamann. I develop my argument by arguing that for Hamann and Kierkegaard self-knowledge is only available through divine revelation
Spielarten der Bezugnahme by Gareth Evans( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in German and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gareth Evans, einer der brillantesten Philosophen seiner Generation, starb 1980 im Alter von nur 34 Jahren. In seinem unvollendeten Meisterwerk Die Vielfalt der Referenz entwickelt Evans im Ausgang von Frege und Russell eine Theorie des Bezugs und der Bezugnahme im Rahmen einer umfassenderen Theorie des Verstehens und Denkens. John McDowell hat das Manuskript nach Evans' Tod für die Publikation vorbereitet und mit einem Vorwort versehen. Nun ist es erstmals in deutscher Übersetzung zu entdecken: ein Meilenstein der jüngeren Philosophiegeschichte! (Quelle:
Introducción a verdad y significado by Gareth Evans( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in Spanish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Mind and world
Mind and worldTruth and meaning : essays in semanticsMind, value, and realityPerception as a capacity for knowledgeThe varieties of referenceMeaning, knowledge, and realityHaving the world in view : essays on Kant, Hegel, and SellarsSubject, thought, and context
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