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    Art and Technology: An Old Tension: Anthony O'Hear.Anthony O'hear - 1995 - 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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    Imprisonment: Anthony O'Hear.Anthony O'hear - 1984 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 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 formally (...)
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    The Real or the Real? Chardin or Rothko?1: Anthony O'Hear.Anthony O'hear - 1992 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 32:47-58.
    I will begin by considering some themes from Proust's wonderful essay on Chardin, Chardin and Rembrandt . Proust speaks of the young man ‘of modest means and artistic taste’, his imagination filled with the splendour of museums, of cathedrals, of mountains, of the sea, sitting at table at the end of lunch, nauseated at the ‘traditional mundanity’ of the unaesthetic spectacle before him: the last knife left lying on the half turned-back table cloth, next to the remains of an underdone (...)
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  4. The Great Books: A Journey Through 2,500 Years of the West's Classic Literature.Anthony O'Hear (ed.) - 2009 - Intercollegiate Studies Institute.
    The Odyssey, Paradise Lost, The Canterbury Tales: great literature can be read by anyone, with a little help. The eminent British philosopher Anthony O’Hear leads the way with this captivating journey through two-and-a-half millennia of books as powerful, thrilling, erotic, politically astute, and awe-inspiring as any modern bestseller. O’Hear begins with Homer, whose poems of epic struggle have made him the father of Western literature. After Greek tragedy, Plato, and Virgil’s Aeneid comes Ovid, whose encyclopedic Metamorphoses is an inexhaustible source (...)
     
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  5. Experience, Explanation, and Faith an Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion /Anthony O'hear. --. --.Anthony O'hear - 1984 - Routledge & K. Paul, 1984.
     
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    Drugs in Sport: A Philosophical Challenge.A. O'Hear - 2006 - Philosophy 81 (318):559-560.
    There is certainly a strong feeling against the use of drugs in sport, even though many sportsmen and women use them and many more undoubtedly would if they thought they could get away with it. In face of what actually goes on in far too many locker rooms, the efforts of sports authorities to stem the use of drugs can seem futile as well as all too often petty and misguided in practice.
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  7. Beyond Evolution: Human Nature and the Limits of Evolutionary Explanation.Anthony O'Hear - 1997 - 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 (...)
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  8. Experience, Explanation, and Faith: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion.Anthony O'Hear - 1984 - Routledge and Kegan 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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  9. Experience, Explanation and Faith: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion.Anthony O'Hear - 2013 - Routledge.
    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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  10. An Introduction to the Philosophy of Science.A. O'hear - 1993 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 44 (4):743-758.
    This book is a balanced and up-to-date introduction to the philosophy of science. It covers all the main topics in the area, as well as introducing the student to the moral and social reality of science. The author's style is free from jargon, and although he makes use of scientific examples, these should be intelligible to those without much scientific background. At the same time the questions he raises are not merely abstract, so the book will be of interest and (...)
     
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    Not a Matter of Life and Death?Anthony O'Hear - 2013 - 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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    Statements of Religious Belief.A. O'hear - 1978 - Religious Studies 14 (3):361.
    A well-trodden approach to statements of religious belief takes the following course: Religious believers call upon God as their loving Father. Clearly God, being a spirit, is not a Father in the straightforward biological sense. What is claimed is that he is the creator and sustainer of all things, and that he has moreover a special father-like care for his human creatures. But this claim does not seem to be subject to any modification in the face of apparent lack of (...)
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  13. Philosophical Issues in Education.John Kleinig, Anthony O'hear, C. A. Wringe & Brenda Cohen - 1983 - Philosophical Quarterly 33 (131):202-207.
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    Whose Morality is It Anyway?Simon Blackburn, Miranda Fricker, A. C. Grayling, Anthony O'Hear & Bhikhu Parekh - 2005 - The Philosophers' Magazine 30 (30):41-49.
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    WATKINS, JOHN [1984]: Science and Scepticism. Hutchinson. Pp. Xii+ 387. 25.00. (ISBN 0-09-158010-2). [REVIEW]A. O'Hear - 1986 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 37 (3):363-367.
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    Rationality of Action and Theory-Testing in Popper.A. O'hear - 1975 - Mind 84 (1):273-276.
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    Was Descartes a Voluntarist?Anthony O'Hear - 1979 - Philosophy 54 (207):105 - 107.
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    Editorial: A Note on Policy.Brenda Cohen & Anthony O'hear - 1984 - Journal of Applied Philosophy 1 (1):3-4.
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    WATKINS, JOHN [1984]: Science and Scepticism. Hutchinson. Pp. Xii+ 387. 25.00.A. O'Hear - 1986 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 37 (3):363-367.
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  20. Burke, T. E., "The Philosophy of Popper". [REVIEW]A. O'hear - 1985 - Mind 94:167.
     
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  21. CURLEY, E. M. "Descartes Against the Sceptics". [REVIEW]A. O'hear - 1980 - Mind 89:291.
     
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  22. "Cartesian Studies". Edited by R. J. Butler. [REVIEW]A. O'hear - 1974 - Mind 83:454.
     
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  23. "Descartes: Critical and Interpretive Essays." Edited by M. Hooker. [REVIEW]A. O'hear - 1980 - Mind 89:289.
     
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  24. Education, Society and Human Nature: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Education.A. O'hear - 1983 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 34 (2):188-190.
     
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  25. Popper, Sir Karel "Quantum Theory and the Schism in Physics". [REVIEW]A. O'hear - 1985 - Mind 94:454.
  26. RESCHER, N. "Scepticism". [REVIEW]A. O'hear - 1982 - Mind 91:132.
     
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  27. Self-Conscious Belief.A. O'Hear - 1996 - In Miles Fairburn, W. H. Oliver & Peter Munz (eds.), The Certainty of Doubt: Tributes to Peter Munz. Victoria University Press. pp. 336--51.
     
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  28. Scruton, R., "Sexual Desire". [REVIEW]A. O'hear - 1988 - Mind 97:493.
     
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  29. The Philosophy of Davos-Editorial.A. O'Hear - 2002 - Philosophy 77 (301):307-308.
     
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  30. The Element of Fire: Science, Art, and the Human World.Anthony O'Hear - 1988 - 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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    Philosophy in the New Century.Anthony O'Hear - 2001 - 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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  32. Introduction to the Philosophy of Science.Anthony O'Hear - 1989 - 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 (...)
     
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    Education and the Modern State.Anthony O'Hear - 2012 - Social Philosophy and Policy 29 (1):322-335.
    Research Articles Anthony O'Hear, Social Philosophy and Policy, FirstView Article.
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  34. The Element of Fire : Science, Art and the Human World.Anthony O'Hear - 2015 - 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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  35. The Element of Fire : Science, Art and the Human World.Anthony O'Hear - 2013 - 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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  36. Karl Popper: Philosophy and Problems.Anthony O'Hear - 1995 - Cambridge University Press.
    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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  37. Philosophy and Religion.Anthony O'Hear (ed.) - 2011 - 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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  38. Epistemology.Anthony O'Hear (ed.) - 2009 - 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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    Philosophy – Wisdom or Technique?Anthony O'Hear - 2009 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 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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  40. Karl Popper: Critical Assessments of Leading Philosophers.Anthony O'Hear (ed.) - 2004 - Routledge.
    This collection brings together the primary assessments of and reactions to the work and abiding influence of this revolutionary thinker, as well as the controversy he caused across many academic and political fields. The set includes early responses to Popper's work from sources difficult to obtain, and also two early reviews (by Carnap and Grelling) in translations specially prepared for this set. It is organized thematically, and includes a substantial new introduction by the editor.
     
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  41. Modern Moral Philosophy.Anthony O'Hear (ed.) - 2004 - Cambridge University Press.
    Although this collection of articles is not formally a commentary on Elizabeth Anscombe's famous article of the same title, in which she criticised the moral philosophy prevalent in 1958, a number of the contributors do take Anscombe's work as a starting point. Taken together the collection could be seen as a demonstration of the extent to which moral philosophers have since attempted to answer Anscombe's challenge, and to develop an approach to their subject which, while psychologically plausible, is neither based (...)
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    Art and Technology: An Old Tension.Anthony O'Hear - 1995 - 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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    Philosophy and Educational Policy.Anthony O'Hear - 2000 - 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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    Belief and the Will.Anthony O'Hear - 1972 - 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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    Art and Censorship.Anthony O'hear - 1991 - 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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    Wittgenstein and the Transmission of Traditions.Anthony O'Hear - 1990 - 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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    Philosophy – Wisdom or Technique?Anthony O'Hear - 2009 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 65:351-361.
    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 and (...)
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    On Sculpture.Anthony O'Hear - 2012 - 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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    Historicism and Architectural Knowledge.Anthony O'Hear - 1993 - Philosophy 68 (264):127 - 144.
    Even today, apologists for modernist and post-modernist architecture frequently appeal to what, following Sir Karl Popper, I will call historicist arguments. Such arguments have a particular poignancy when they are used to justify the replacement of some familiar part of an ancient city with some intentionally untraditional structure; as, for example, when a familiar nineteenth century block of offices in a prime city site is swept away to make room for something supposedly more fitting to the ‘new millennium’, a ‘twentieth (...)
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    Imprisonment.Anthony O'Hear - 1984 - 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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