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  1. Anthony O'Hear (1993). Science and Religion. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 44 (3):505-516.
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    Anthony O'Hear (1997). Beyond Evolution: Human Nature and the Limits of Evolutionary Explanation. Oxford University Press.
    In this controversial new book O'Hear takes a stand against the fashion for explaining human behavior in terms of evolution. He contends that while the theory of evolution is successful in explaining the development of the natural world in general, it is of limited value when applied to the human world. Because of our reflectiveness and our rationality we take on goals and ideals which cannot be justified in terms of survival-promotion or reproductive advantage. O'Hear examines the nature of human (...)
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    Anthony O'Hear (ed.) (1980). Karl Popper. Routledge.
    This book is available either individually, or as part of the specially-priced Arguments of the Philosphers Collection.
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    Anthony O'hear (1984). Reply to Glassen. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 35 (4):377-380.
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  5. Anthony O'Hear (ed.) (2011). Philosophy and Religion: Volume 68. Cambridge University Press.
    Surprising as it might have seemed not so long ago, in recent times religion has once again become a focus of lively debate. The exchanges between those for and against religion have, however, often thrown up heat, rather than light. As an attempted corrective, The Royal Institute of Philosophy asked a number of distinguished philosophers who are interested in religion to contribute to its annual lecture series for 2008–9. This volume contains essays based on the lectures. The topics covered include (...)
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  6. Anthony O'hear (1991). Father of Child-Centredness John Dewey and the Ideology of Modern Education. Monograph Collection (Matt - Pseudo).
     
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  7. Anthony O'Hear (1984). Experience, Explanation, and Faith: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion. Routledge & K. Paul.
    In this book Anthony O’Hear examines the reasons that are given for religious faith. His approach is firmly within the classical tradition of natural theology, but an underlying theme is the differences between the personal Creator of the Bible or the Koran and a God conceived of as the indeterminate ground of everything determinate. Drawing on several religious traditions and on the resources of contemporary philosophy, specific chapters analyse the nature of religious faith and of religious experience. They examine connections (...)
     
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  8. Anthony O'Hear (ed.) (2009). Epistemology: Volume 64. Cambridge University Press.
    Based on the London Lecture Series of the Royal Institute of Philosophy for 2006–7, this collection brings together essays from leading figures in a rapidly developing field of philosophy. Contributors include: Alvin Goldman, Timothy Williamson, Duncan Pritchard, Miranda Fricker, Scott Sturgeon, Jose Zalabardo, and Quassin Casay.
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    Anthony O'Hear (1976). Guilt and Shame as Moral Concepts. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 77:73 - 86.
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  10. Anthony O'hear (1991). Education and Democracy Against the Educational Establishment.
     
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  11. Anthony O'Hear (1988). The Element of Fire: Science, Art, and the Human World. Routledge.
    First published in 1988, the aim of this book can be stated in Nietzsche’s words: ‘To look at science from the perspective of the artist, but at art from that of life’. The title contests the notions that science alone can provide us with the most objective truth about the world, and that artistic endeavour can produce nothing more valuable than entertainment. O’Hear argues that art and the study of art are not indispensable aspects of human life, and that this (...)
     
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    Anthony O'Hear (1996). 'Two Cultures' Revisited. Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 41:1-16.
    Vanity of Science Knowledge of physical science will not console me for ignorance of morality in time of affliction, but knowledge of morality will always console me for ignorance of physical science.
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    Anthony O'Hear (2009). Philosophy – Wisdom or Technique? Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 84 (65):351-.
    Notice the key concepts: wonder, purification of emotion, piercing the blindness of activity, transcendent functions. There are echoes here of the Platonic doctrine of philosophy as the care of the soul, therapy, the turning of the soul from fantasy to reality. Education, says Plato , is the art of orientation, the shedding of the leaden weights which progressively weigh us down as we become more and more sunk in the material world and the world of desire, eating and similar pleasures (...)
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  14. Anthony O'Hear (1995). Karl Popper Philosophy and Problems. Monograph Collection (Matt - Pseudo).
    Few philosophers in this century have had either Karl Popper's range or his influence, inside and outside philosophy. This collection of essays by fifteen distinguished philosophers, several of whom have been closely associated with Popper and his work, provides a timely assessment of Popper's contributions in a number of key areas: the methodology and philosophy of science; probability and determinism; quantum theory; biology; the theory of evolution; and the theory and practice of politics. The volume offers the specialist and the (...)
     
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    Anthony O'Hear (1987). The Importance of Traditional Learning. British Journal of Educational Studies 35 (2):102 - 114.
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    Anthony O'Hear (ed.) (2003). Minds and Persons. Cambridge University Press.
    Collection of original essays by leading researchers on philosophy of mind and action.
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    Anthony O'hear (1988). Academic Freedom and the University. Journal of Philosophy of Education 22 (1):13–21.
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    Anthony O'Hear (ed.) (2002). Logic, Thought, and Language. Cambridge University Press.
    Original essays by leading philosophers on topics of logic, thought and language.
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    Anthony O'Hear (1989). Evolution, Knowledge, and Self-Consciousness. Inquiry 32 (June):127-150.
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    Anthony O'Hear (1991). Art and Censorship. Philosophy 66 (258):512 - 516.
    We spent a wonderful morning in the van Gogh gallery in Amsterdam. Of course we knew all the paintings, we had seen them all in reproduction, and the building was more like a bank vault than a setting for art. But what art! At first sight how small and uniform the paintings were in reality: yet every blade of grass, every flower in a field, every olive tree, every vibration in the sky, every patch of colour, every brush stroke, testified (...)
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    Anthony O'hear (1992). Criticism and Tradition in Popper, Oakeshott and Hayek. Journal of Applied Philosophy 9 (1):65-75.
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    Roger Fellows & Anthony O'Hear (1993). Consciousness Avoided. Inquiry 36 (1 & 2):73 – 91.
    In Consciousness Explained, Dennett systematically deconstructs the notion of consciousness, emptying it of its central and essential features. He fails to recognize the self?intimating nature of experience, in effect reducing experiences to reports or judgments that so?and?so is the case. His information?processing model of meaning is unable to account for semantics, the way in which speakers and hearers relate strings of symbols to the world. This ability derives ultimately from our animal nature as experiencers, though culturally supplemented in various ways. (...)
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    Anthony O'Hear (2001). Philosophy in the New Century. Continuum.
    In this powerful re-examination of the purpose and direction of philosophy for the new century O'Hear engages with our most pressing questions.
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    Anthony O'Hear (1990). Wittgenstein and the Transmission of Traditions. Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 28:41-60.
    In this country, we tend to look at Wittgenstein in a rather ahistorical way. We see his concerns as fundamentally logico-linguistic, following on first from the work of Frege and Russell, and then referring back indirectly to the concerns of the British empiricists, to those of Locke and Hume, say, on such matters as the reference of our talk about sensations and scepticism about the external world. Recently there has been considerable discussion of the extent to which Wittgenstein's own analysis (...)
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  25. Anthony O'hear (1999). After Progress Finding the Old Way Forward.
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    Anthony O'Hear (2003). Review: Return to Reason. [REVIEW] Mind 112 (447):576-579.
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    Anthony O'Hear (1990). Obituary of Sir Alfred Ayer (1910–1989). Erkenntnis 32 (1):1 - 3.
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    Anthony O'Hear (2013). Preface. Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 73:1-1.
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    Anthony O'Hear (2012). Education and the Modern State. Social Philosophy and Policy 29 (1):322-335.
    In this paper I show how modern democratic states are likely to be inimical to traditional liberal education. Drawing on theoretical considerations and recent history I show how any attempt to promote traditional educational values through state interventions, such as national curricula or state regulation, is bound to be illusory. The preservation of liberal education will best be served by the wholesale removal of education from the progressive state and its bureaucracies.
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  30. Anthony O'Hear (2004). The Open Society Revisited. In Philip Catton & Graham Macdonald (eds.), Karl Popper: Critical Appraisals. Routledge
     
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    Anthony O'Hear (2013). Not a Matter of Life and Death? Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 73:65-77.
    ‘Come on, it's not a matter of life and death’, said some Job-like comforter, following a defeat in a football match. ‘No’, replied Bill Shankly, the granite-like Scot who was manager of Liverpool FC during their days of pre-eminence, whose team had just lost, ‘it is more important than that’.
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    Anthony O'Hear (2000). Philosophy and Educational Policy. Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 45:135-156.
    There is a country where teachers have high status, and in which they have qualifications on a par with members of other respected profession. Parents and children have high aspirations and high expectations from education. Children are fully aware of the importance of hard and consistent work from each pupil. Schools open on 222 days in the year, and operate on the belief that all children can acquire the core elements of the core subjects. It is not expected that a (...)
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    Anthony O'Hear (1991). Immanent and Transcendent Dimensions of Reason. Ratio 4 (2):109-123.
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  34. Anthony O'Hear (1989). Introduction to the Philosophy of Science. Oxford University Press.
    This balanced and up-to-date introduction to the philosophy of science covers all the main topics in the area, and initiates the student into the moral and social reality of science. O'Hear discusses the growth of knowledge of science, the status of scientific theories and their relationship to observational data, the extent to which scientific theories rest on unprovable paradigms, and the nature of scientific explanations. In later chapters he considers probability, scientific reductionism, the relationship between science and technology, and the (...)
     
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    Anthony O'hear (1992). Harré and His Critics. Essays in Honour of Rom Harré, with His Commentary on Them. Philosophical Books 33 (3):187-189.
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    Brenda Cohen & Anthony O'hear (1984). Editorial: A Note on Policy. Journal of Applied Philosophy 1 (1):3-4.
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    Anthony O'Hear (1975). Rationality of Action and Theory-Testing in Popper. Mind 84 (334):273-276.
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    Anthony O'Hear (1988). Death of the Soul By William Barrett Oxford University Press, 1987, Xvi + 173 Pp., £15.00, £4.95 Paper. [REVIEW] Philosophy 63 (243):124-.
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    Anthony O'Hear (1979). Was Descartes a Voluntarist? Philosophy 54 (207):105 - 107.
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    Anthony O'Hear (2001). Preface. Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 48:v.
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    Anthony O'Hear (2011). Preface. Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 69:vii.
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    Anthony O'Hear (1995). Art and Technology: An Old Tension. Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 38:143-158.
    This is not the first time the title ‘Art and Technology’ has been used, but to distinguish what I have to say from Walter Gropius's Bauhaus exhibition of 1923, I am subtitling my paper ‘an old tension’, where the architect spoke of ‘a new unity’. In a way, Gropius has been proved right; the structures of the future avoiding all romantic embellishment and whimsy, the cathedrals of socialism, the corporate planning of comprehensive Utopian designs have all gone up and some (...)
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    Anthony O'Hear (1984). Imprisonment. Royal Institute of Philosophy Lectures 18:203-220.
    It is appropriate that a lecture in a series on ‘Philosophy and Practice’ should open by considering Bentham's ideas on imprisonment. For Bentham, incontestably a philosopher, was equally incontestably a practical reformer. This, indeed, is a received idea among philosophers; that is to say, most philosophers know that Bentham designed ‘a model prison of novel design’ , but few have actually considered the design, its implications or its effects. Most are content, like Warnock, with observing that the panopticon plan was (...)
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  44. Anthony O'hear (1981). Education, Society and Human Nature an Introduction to the Philosophy of Education. Monograph Collection (Matt - Pseudo).
     
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    Anthony O'Hear (1972). Belief and the Will. Philosophy 47 (180):95 - 112.
    In this article, we will consider how far we might be said to be active in forming our beliefs; in particular, we will ask to what extent we can be said to be free in believing what we want to believe. It is clear that we ought to believe only what is really so, at least in so far as it lies in our power to determine this, but reflection shows that, regrettably, we do not confine our beliefs to what (...)
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    Anthony O'Hear (2012). On Sculpture. Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 71:1-12.
    Is there anything significant in the fact that Aristotle, in explaining his conception of causation, takes the activity a sculptor as one of his key exemplars, his paradigm, if you like? In this paper, I am going to see if, in using Aristotle's account of causation, we can illuminate the nature of sculpture and the approach sculptors take to their art.
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    Anthony O'Hear & David L. Hull (1998). Reviews-Beyond Evolution: Human Nature and the Limits of Evolutionary Explanation. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 49 (3):511-514.
    Anthony O'Hear takes a stand against the fashion for explaining human behaviour in terms of evolution, arguing that, although evolutionary theory accounts for the development of life, it cannot satisfactorily explain the distinctive facets of human existence - self-consciousness, the quest for knowledge, moral sense, and the appreciation of beauty - where we transcend our biological origins.
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    Anthony O'Hear (1985). I. The History That is in Philosophy. Inquiry 28 (1-4):455-466.
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    Anthony O'hear (1988). Deeper Into Pictures: An Essay on Pictorial Representation. Philosophical Books 29 (3):187-190.
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    Anthony O'hear (1985). Philosophy, Evolution and Human Nature. Philosophical Books 26 (1):45-47.
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