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Williamson, Timothy

Overview
Works: 31 works in 184 publications in 3 languages and 4,027 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: BD201, 121
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Most widely held works about Timothy Williamson
 
Most widely held works by Timothy Williamson
Knowledge and its limits by Timothy Williamson( )
31 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 1,193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a new approach to doing epistemology Timothy Williamson applies the lessons of recent philosophy of mind to epistemology and then uses the results to enrich the philosophy of mind, and draw out the salient implications
Vagueness by Timothy Williamson( )
31 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vagueness provides the first comprehensive examination of a topic of increasing importance in metaphysics and the philosophy of logic and language. Timothy Williamson traces the history of this philosophical problem from discussions of the heap paradox in classical Greece to modern formal approaches such as fuzzy logic. He illustrates the problems with views which have taken the position that standard logic and formal semantics do not apply to vague language, and defends the controversial realistic view that vagueness is a kind of ignorance--that there really is a grain of sand whose removal turns a heap into a non-heap, but we cannot know which one it is
Identity and discrimination by Timothy Williamson( )
25 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Identity and Discrimination, originally published in 1990 and the first book by respected philosopher Timothy Williamson, is now reissued and updated with the inclusion of significant new material. Williamson here proposes an original and rigorous theory linking identity, a relation central to metaphysics, and indiscriminability, a relation central to epistemology. Updated and reissued edition of Williamson's first publication, with the inclusion of significant new materialArgues for an original cognitive account of the relation between identity and discri
Williamson on knowledge by Timothy Williamson( )
21 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
16 leading philosophers offer critical assessments of Timothy Williamson's ground-breaking work on knowledge and its impact on philosophy today. They discuss epistemological issues concerning evidence, defeasibility, scepticism, testimony, assertion, and perception, and debate Williamson's claim that knowledge is a mental state
The philosophy of philosophy by Timothy Williamson( Book )
25 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The second volume in the Blackwell Brown Lectures in Philosophy, this volume offers an original and provocative take on the nature and methodology of philosophy. Based on public lectures at Brown University, given by the pre-eminent philosopher, Timothy WilliamsonRejects the ideology of the 'linguistic turn', the most distinctive trend of 20th century philosophyExplains the method of philosophy as a development from non-philosophical ways of thinkingSuggests new ways of understanding what contemporary and past philosophers are doing
Modal logic as metaphysics by Timothy Williamson( Book )
15 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Are there such things as merely possible people, who would have lived if our ancestors had acted differently? Are there future people, who have not yet been conceived? Questions like those raise deep issues about both the nature of being and its logical relations with contingency and change. In Modal Logic as Metaphysics, Timothy Williamson argues for positive answers to those questions on the basis of an integrated approach to the issues, applying the technical resources of modal logic to provide structural cores for metaphysical theories. He rejects the search for a metaphysically neutral logic as futile. The book contains detailed historical discussion of how the metaphysical issues emerged in the twentieth century development of quantified modal logic, through the work of such figures as Rudolf Carnap, Ruth Barcan Marcus, Arthur Prior, and Saul Kripke. It proposes higher-order modal logic as a new setting in which to resolve such metaphysical questions scientifically, by the construction of systematic logical theories embodying rival answers and their comparison by normal scientific standards. Williamson provides both a rigorous introduction to the technical background needed to understand metaphysical questions in quantified modal logic and an extended argument for controversial, provocative answers to them. He gives original, precise treatments of topics including the relation between logic and metaphysics, the methodology of theory choice in philosophy, the nature of possible worlds and their role in semantics, plural quantification compared to quantification into predicate position, communication across metaphysical disagreement, and problems for truthmaker theory"--Publisher's website
Vagueness ( Book )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The unity of science in the Arabic tradition science, logic, epistemology and their interactions by Shahid Rahman( )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book is the first to reflect the multi-dimensional nature of the interplay between logic, science, philosophy and language in the Arabic tradition. It presents contributions from the worlda (TM)s leading scholars and historians under the headings a Epistemology and Philosophy of Sciencea (TM) and a Logic, Philosophy and Grammara (TM). The contents exemplify the liveliness of modern perspectives on the Arabic tradition. It describes new paths for research and understanding not normally raised in the approaches to this subject. It challenges the rigid distinction between Western and Eastern
The practical pocket guide to history taking and clinical examination by Timothy Williamson( Book )
3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tetralogue by Timothy Williamson( )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Four people with radically different outlooks on the world meet on a train and start talking about what they believe. Their conversation varies from cool logical reasoning to heated personal confrontation. Each starts off convinced that he or she is right, but then doubts creep in. In a tradition going back to Plato, Timothy Williamson uses a fictional conversation to explore questions about truth and falsity, and knowledge and belief. Is truth always relative to a point of view? Is every opinion fallible? Such ideas have been used to combat dogmatism and intolerance, but are they compatible w
Tetralogue I'm Right, You're Wrong by Timothy Williamson( )
2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Four people with radically different outlooks on the world meet on a train and start talking about what they believe. Their conversation varies from cool logical reasoning to heated personal confrontation. Each starts off convinced that he or she is right, but then doubts creep in. In a tradition going back to Plato, Timothy Williamson uses a fictional conversation to explore questions about truth and falsity, and knowledge and belief. Is truth always relative to a point of view? Is every opinion fallible? Such ideas have been used to combat dogmatism and intolerance, but are they compatible with taking each opposing point of view seriously? This book presupposes no prior acquaintance with philosophy, and introduces its concerns in an accessible and light-hearted way. Is one point of view really right and the other really wrong? That is for the reader to decide
How much common belief is necessary for a convention? by Hyun Song Shin( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sorites by R. M Sainsbury( )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vagueness ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Symposia read at the joint session of the Aristotelian Society and the Mind Association at University of Southampton, July 2006 ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Being and being so by Timothy Williamson( )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Zhi shi ji qi xian du by Timothy Williamson( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in Chinese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Andjelković on bivalence ; a reply by Timothy Williamson( )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reply to Machina and Deutsch on vagueness, ignorance, and margins for error by Timothy Williamson( )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Care Bundles in Emergency Medicine by Timothy Williamson( )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Williamson, T. 1955-
Williamson, Tim 1955-
Languages
English (173)
Chinese (2)
Italian (2)
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