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Conant, James

Overview
Works: 59 works in 188 publications in 5 languages and 5,783 library holdings
Genres: History  Interviews  Bibliography  Bibliographies  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Editor, Author, Contributor, Compiler, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: QB41.C815, 523.2
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Most widely held works about James Conant
 
Most widely held works by James Conant
Rethinking epistemology( )

20 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains contributions to the "systematic study of knowledge." They suggest both an extension and a new path for classical epistemology. The topics in the first volume are the following: concepts and forms of knowledge, epistemic perspectivism, knowledge and world-views, perceptual knowledge, scientific knowledge, models in science, distributed and integrated knowledge, interaction of forms of knowledge, and relation between forms of knowledge and forms of representation
Varieties of skepticism : essays after Kant, Wittgenstein, and Cavell by James Conant( )

15 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and German and held by 1,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume brings out the varieties of forms of philosophical skepticism that have continued to preoccupy philosophers for the past of couple of centuries, as well as the specific varieties of philosophical response that these have engendered - above all, in the work of those who have sought to take their cue from Kant, Wittgenstein, or Cavell - and to illuminate how these philosophical approaches are related to and bear upon one another."--
Realism with a human face by Hilary Putnam( Book )

20 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and held by 864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The time has come to reform philosophy, says Hilary Putnam, one of America's great philosophers. He calls upon philosophers to attend to the gap between the present condition of their subject and the human aspirations that philosophy should and once did claim to represent. Putnam's goal is to embed philosophy in social life. The first part of this book is dedicated to metaphysical questions. Putnam rejects the contemporary metaphysics that insists on describing both the mind and the world from a God's-eye view. In its place he argues for pluralism, for a philosophy that is not a closed systematic method but a human practice connected to real life. Philosophy has a task, to be sure, but it is not to provide an inventory of the basic furniture of the universe or to separate reality in itself from our own projections. Putnam makes it clear that science is not in the business of describing a ready-made world, and philosophy should not be in that business either. The author moves on to show that the larger human context in which science matters is a world of values animated by ethics and aesthetic judgments. No adequate philosophy should try to explain away ethical facts. The dimension of history is added in the third part of the book. Here Putnam takes up a set of American philosophers, some firmly within and others outside the canon of analytic philosophy, such as William James and C.S. Peirce, and he explores the pragmatist contribution to philosophy from James to Quine and Goodman. This book connects issues in metaphysics with cultural and literary issues and argues that the collapse of philosophical realism does not entail a fall into the abyss of relativism and postmodern skepticism. It is aimed primarily at philosophers but should appeal to a wide range of humanists and social scientists. --taken from Amazon.com®
The road since Structure : philosophical essays, 1970-1993, with an autobiographical interview by Thomas S Kuhn( Book )

19 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Divided into three parts, this is a record of the new direction the author was taking during the last two decades of his life. The first part of the book consists of essays in which he refines the basic concepts set forth in his novel Structure--paradigm shifts, incommensurability, and the nature of scientific progress. In the second part, he replies to many of the criticisms of his earlier work. And the third part of the volume is the transcript of a biographical interview with him conducted in Athens in 1995, not quite a year before his death. Here, the usually reticent author discusses his own intellectual development--his upbringing and thoughts about his education, the influence of his training as a physicist, his war work, his reelations with ihs colleagues, the responses to Structure--and his struggle to define his philosophical position before and after that work. (Midwest)
Words and life by Hilary Putnam( Book )

18 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hilary Putnam has been convinced for some time that the present situation in philosophy calls for revitalization and renewal; in this latest book he shows us what shape he would like that renewal to take. Words and Life offers a sweeping account of the sources of several of the central problems of philosophy, past and present, and of why some of those problems are not going to go away. As the first four part titles in the volume - "The Return of Aristotle," "The Legacy of Logical Positivism," "The Inheritance of Pragmatism," and "Essays after Wittgenstein"--Suggest, many of the essays are concerned with tracing the recent, and the not so recent, history of these problems. The goal is to bring out what is coercive and arbitrary about some of our present ways of posing the problems and what is of continuing interest in certain past approaches to them. Various supposedly timeless philosophical problems appear, on closer inspection, to change with altered historical circumstances, while there turns out to be much of permanent value in Aristotle's, Peirce's, Dewey's, and Reichenbach's work on some of the problems that continue to exercise us. A unifying theme of the volume as a whole is that reductionism, scientism, and old-style disenchanted naturalism tend to be obstacles to philosophical progress. The titles of the final three parts of the volume - "Truth and Reference," "Mind and Language," and "The Diversity of the Sciences"--indicate that the sweep of the problems considered here comprehends all the fundamental areas of contemporary analytic philosophy. Rich in detail, the book is also grand in scope, allowing us to trace the ongoing intellectual evolution of one of the most significant philosophers of the century
Hilary Putnam : pragmatism and realism by James Conant( Book )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most influential contemporary philosophers, Hilary Putnam's involvement in philosophy spans philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, ontology and epistemology and logic. This specially commissioned collection discusses his contribution to the realist and pragmatist debate
Rethinking epistemology (volume 2)( )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains contributions to the "systematic study of knowledge." They suggest both an extension and a new path for classical epistemology. The topics in the second volume are the following: variants of skepticism; knowledge of the first, second, and third person; practical knowledge and the structure of action; knowledge and the problem of dualism; and disjunctivism concerning experience and perception
Gay Republicans( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows a handful of gay Republicans who, during the 2004 election, often had to decide if being gay is more important than being Republican
The Norton anthology of western philosophy : after Kant( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Norton Anthology of Western Philosophy: After Kant provides a comprehensive introduction to the predominantly European ("Continental") interpretive tradition of philosophy after Kant in one volume, and to the now predominantly Anglo-American analytic tradition in the other
Friedrich Nietzsche : Perfektionismus und Perspektivismus by James Conant( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in German and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El camino desde la estructura : ensayos filosóficos, 1970-1993, con una entrevista autobiográfica by Thomas S Kuhn( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in Spanish and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Let's go : the budget guide to Europe, 1982 by Harvard Student Agencies( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orwell ou le pouvoir de la vérité by James Conant( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in French and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rethinking epistemology( )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gesetz und Gewalt im Kino( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in German and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rileggere Wittgenstein by James Conant( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in Italian and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analytic Kantianism( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three philosophers : Kierkegaard, Nietzsche and James : a thesis by James Conant( )

6 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Copernican revolution : planetary astronomy in the development of Western thought by Thomas S Kuhn( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The author brings to a common focus the considered approach of the historian, the technical understanding of the scientist and the skill and experience of an able teacher. No careful reader of this well-wrought volume can fail to appreciate the nicely balanced interplay of these elements in the full explication of one of the major turning points in the evolution of scientific thought. For those concerned with the teaching of the history of science, this discussion of the issues involved in the Copernican revolution will prove to be indispensable, a superb analysis of the anatomy of revolution. Those drawn to the question of meaning which the historian of science can give to the evolution of ideas will find this book equally valuable, a paradigm of synthesis and interpretation." [Isis]
Wittgenstein's conception of philosophical therapy by James Conant( )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The road since Structure : philosophical essays, 1970-1993, with an autobiographical interview
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Words and lifeHilary Putnam : pragmatism and realismEl camino desde la estructura : ensayos filosóficos, 1970-1993, con una entrevista autobiográficaThe Copernican revolution : planetary astronomy in the development of Western thought
Alternative Names
Conant, James F. 1958-

Conant, James Ferguson 1958-

Ferguson Conant, James 1958-

James Conant US-amerikanischer Philosoph

James F. Conant Amerikaans filosoof

James F. Conant filósofo estadounidense

James F. Conant philosophe américain

Languages
English (130)

German (8)

Spanish (5)

French (3)

Italian (3)