402 found
Order:
Disambiguations
Bernard Williams [204]BernardHG Williams [47]B. A. O. Williams [31]Brian Williams [15]
Brooke Williams [13]B. Williams [11]Ben A. Williams [10]Bernard Arthur Owen Williams [10]

Not all matches are shown. Search with initial or firstname to single out others.

See also
Bryn Williams-Jones
Université de Montréal
Brackette F. Williams
University of Arizona
Bekka Williams
University of Wisconsin, Madison
3 more
  1. Ethics and the Limits of Philosophy.Bernard Williams - 1985 - Harvard University Press.
    By the time of his death in 2003, Bernard Williams was one of the greatest philosophers of his generation. Ethics and the Limits of Philosophy is not only widely acknowledged to be his most important book, but also hailed a contemporary classic of moral philosophy. Presenting a sustained critique of moral theory from Kant onwards, Williams reorients ethical theory towards ‘truth, truthfulness and the meaning of an individual life’. He explores and reflects upon the most difficult problems in contemporary philosophy (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   603 citations  
  2. Moral Outrage Porn.C. Thi Nguyen & Bekka Williams - 2020 - Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy 18 (2).
    We offer an account of the generic use of the term “porn”, as seen in recent usages such as “food porn” and “real estate porn”. We offer a definition adapted from earlier accounts of sexual pornography. On our account, a representation is used as generic porn when it is engaged with primarily for the sake of a gratifying reaction, freed from the usual costs and consequences of engaging with the represented content. We demonstrate the usefulness of the concept of generic (...)
    Direct download (7 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   1 citation  
  3. Truth and Truthfulness: An Essay in Genealogy.Bernard Williams - 2002 - Princeton: Princeton University Press.
    "In this exceptionally brilliant book, ranging effortlessly from Herodotus and Thucydides to Diderot and Nietzsche, Bernard Williams daringly asks--and still more daringly answers--one of the central questions of philosophy: what is the ...
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   190 citations  
  4. Ethics and the Limits of Philosophy.Bernard Williams - 2006 - Routledge.
    With a new foreword by Jonathan Lear 'Remarkably lively and enjoyable…It is a very rich book, containing excellent descriptions of a variety of moral theories, and innumerable and often witty observations on topics encountered on the way.' -_ Times Literary Supplement_ Bernard Williams was one of the greatest philosophers of his generation. Ethics and the Limits of Philosophy is not only widely acknowledged to be his most important book, but also hailed a contemporary classic of moral philosophy. Drawing on the (...)
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   132 citations  
  5. Moral Luck: Philosophical Papers 1973–1980.Bernard Williams - 1981 - Cambridge University Press.
    A new volume of philosophical essays by Bernard Williams. The book is a successor to Problems of the Self, but whereas that volume dealt mainly with questions of personal identity, Moral Luck centres on questions of moral philosophy and the theory of rational action. That whole area has of course been strikingly reinvigorated over the last deacde, and philosophers have both broadened and deepened their concerns in a way that now makes much earlier moral and political philosophy look sterile and (...)
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   317 citations  
  6. Internal and External Reasons.Bernard Williams - 1979 - In Ross Harrison (ed.), Rational Action. Cambridge University Press. pp. 101-113.
  7. Utilitarianism: For and Against.J. J. C. Smart & Bernard Williams - 1973 - Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
    Two essays on utilitarianism, written from opposite points of view, by J. J. C. Smart and Bernard Williams. In the first part of the book Professor Smart advocates a modern and sophisticated version of classical utilitarianism; he tries to formulate a consistent and persuasive elaboration of the doctrine that the rightness and wrongness of actions is determined solely by their consequences, and in particular their consequences for the sum total of human happiness. In Part II Bernard Williams offers a sustained (...)
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   335 citations  
  8. Truth and Truthfulness: An Essay in Genealogy.Bernard Williams - 2002 - Philosophy 78 (305):411-414.
  9. Ethics and the Limits of Philosophy.Bernard Williams - 1985 - Ethics 97 (4):821-833.
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   323 citations  
  10. In the Beginning Was the Deed: Realism and Moralism in Political Argument.Bernard Williams - 2005 - Princeton: Princeton University Press.
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   81 citations  
  11. Moral Luck.B. A. O. Williams & T. Nagel - 1976 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, Supplementary Volumes( 50:115-151.
    No categories
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   349 citations  
  12. Problems of the Self.Bernard A. O. Williams - 1973 - Cambridge University Press.
    A volume of philosophical studies, centred on problems of personal identity and extending to related topics in the philosophy of mind and moral philosophy.
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   234 citations  
  13. Persons, Character, and Morality.Bernard Williams - 1981 - In James Rachels (ed.), Moral Luck: Philosophical Papers 1973–1980. Cambridge University Press.
  14.  7
    Ethics and the Limits of Philosophy.Bernard Williams - 1987 - Behaviorism 15 (2):179-181.
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   265 citations  
  15. Shame and Necessity.Bernard Williams - 1992 - University of California Press.
    We tend to suppose that the ancient Greeks had primitive ideas of the self, of responsibility, freedom, and shame, and that now humanity has advanced from these to a more refined moral consciousness. Bernard Williams's original and radical book questions this picture of Western history. While we are in many ways different from the Greeks, Williams claims that the differences are not to be traced to a shift in these basic conceptions of ethical life. We are more like the ancients (...)
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   127 citations  
  16. Moral Luck.B. Williams - 1981 - Cambridge University Press.
    No categories
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   170 citations  
  17.  51
    Descartes: The Project of Pure Enquiry.Bernard Williams (ed.) - 1978 - Hassocks: Harvester Press.
    Descartes has often been called the 'father of modern philosophy'. His attempts to find foundations for knowledge, and to reconcile the existence of the soul with the emerging science of his time, are among the most influential and widely studied in the history of philosophy. This is a classic and challenging introduction to Descartes by one of the most distinguished modern philosophers. Bernard Williams not only analyzes Descartes' project of founding knowledge on certainty, but uncovers the philosophical motives for his (...)
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   165 citations  
  18. Truth and Truthfulness: An Essay in Genealogy.Bernard Williams - 2002 - Princeton University Press.
    What does it mean to be truthful? What role does truth play in our lives? What do we lose if we reject truthfulness? No philosopher is better suited to answer these questions than Bernard Williams. Writing with his characteristic combination of passion and elegant simplicity, he explores the value of truth and finds it to be both less and more than we might imagine.Modern culture exhibits two attitudes toward truth: suspicion of being deceived and skepticism that objective truth exists at (...)
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   70 citations  
  19.  58
    Philosophy as a Humanistic Discipline.Bernard Williams - 2006 - Princeton: Princeton University Press.
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   54 citations  
  20.  16
    Passport to Freedom? Immunity Passports for COVID-19.Rebecca C. H. Brown, Julian Savulescu, Bridget Williams & Dominic Wilkinson - 2020 - Journal of Medical Ethics 46 (10):652-659.
    The COVID-19 pandemic has led a number of countries to introduce restrictive ‘lockdown’ policies on their citizens in order to control infection spread. Immunity passports have been proposed as a way of easing the harms of such policies, and could be used in conjunction with other strategies for infection control. These passports would permit those who test positive for COVID-19 antibodies to return to some of their normal behaviours, such as travelling more freely and returning to work. The introduction of (...)
    Direct download (5 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   3 citations  
  21. Ethics and the Limits of Philosophy.Bernard Williams - 1985 - London: Fontana.
    By the time of his death in 2003, Bernard Williams was one of the greatest philosophers of his generation. Ethics and the Limits of Philosophy is not only widely acknowledged to be his most important book, but also hailed a contemporary classic of moral philosophy. Presenting a sustained critique of moral theory from Kant onwards, Williams reorients ethical theory towards ‘truth, truthfulness and the meaning of an individual life’. He explores and reflects upon the most difficult problems in contemporary philosophy (...)
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   120 citations  
  22. Ethics and the Limits of Philosophy.Bernard Williams - 1986 - Routledge.
    With a new foreword by Jonathan Lear 'Remarkably lively and enjoyable…It is a very rich book, containing excellent descriptions of a variety of moral theories, and innumerable and often witty observations on topics encountered on the way.' -_ Times Literary Supplement_ Bernard Williams was one of the greatest philosophers of his generation. Ethics and the Limits of Philosophy is not only widely acknowledged to be his most important book, but also hailed a contemporary classic of moral philosophy. Drawing on the (...)
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   116 citations  
  23.  38
    In the Beginning Was the Deed: Realism and Moralism in Political Argument.BernardHG Williams (ed.) - 2005 - Princeton University Press.
    Williams did not think of political problems as a mere adjunct to ethical questions. He believed that there can be no timeless justification of political power, which he takes Kant and Rawls to aim at. Likewise, liberalism ignores that legitimation depends on historical circumstances. Williams’s historical relativism comes hand in hand with a realism that makes him object to utopian theories. To him, political projects are “essentially conditioned, not just in their background intellectual conditions but as a matter of empirical (...)
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   51 citations  
  24. Philosophy as a Humanistic Discipline.Bernard Williams - 2000 - Philosophy 75 (4):477-496.
    What can--and what can't--philosophy do? What are its ethical risks--and its possible rewards? How does it differ from science? In Philosophy as a Humanistic Discipline , Bernard Williams addresses these questions and presents a striking vision of philosophy as fundamentally different from science in its aims and methods even though there is still in philosophy "something that counts as getting it right." Written with his distinctive combination of rigor, imagination, depth, and humanism, the book amply demonstrates why Williams was one (...)
    Direct download (5 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   68 citations  
  25. Deciding to Believe.Bernard Williams - 1970 - In Problems of the Self. Cambridge University Press. pp. 136--51.
  26. Truth and Truthfulness: An Essay in Genealogy.Bernard Williams - 2005 - Philosophical Quarterly 55 (219):343-352.
    No categories
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   82 citations  
  27. Problems of the Self.Bernard Williams - 1973 - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 37 (3):551-551.
    No categories
    Translate
     
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   231 citations  
  28.  44
    Making Sense of Humanity.Bernard Williams (ed.) - 1995 - Cambridge University Press.
    This new volume of philosophical papers by Bernard Williams is divided into three sections: the first Action, Freedom, Responsibility, the second Philosophy, Evolution and the Human Sciences; in which appears the essay which gives the collection its title; and the third Ethics, which contains essays closely related to his 1983 book Ethics and the Limits of Philosophy. Like the two earlier volumes of Williams's papers published by Cambridge University Press, Problems of the Self and Moral Luck, this volume will be (...)
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   71 citations  
  29. Moral Luck.B. A. O. Williams & T. Nagel - 1976 - Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 50:115 - 151.
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   178 citations  
  30.  39
    Shame and Necessity.Bernard Arthur Owen Williams - 1994 - Ethics 105 (1):178-181.
    We tend to suppose that the ancient Greeks had primitive ideas of the self, of responsibility, freedom, and shame, and that now humanity has advanced from these to a more refined moral consciousness. Bernard Williams's original and radical book questions this picture of Western history. While we are in many ways different from the Greeks, Williams claims that the differences are not to be traced to a shift in these basic conceptions of ethical life. We are more like the ancients (...)
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   103 citations  
  31. Internal Reasons and the Obscurity of Blame.Bernard Williams - 1989 - In William J. Prior (ed.), Reason and Moral Judgment, Logos, vol. 10. Santa Clara University.
  32.  50
    Essays and Reviews: 1959-2002.Bernard Williams - 2014 - Princeton: Princeton University Press.
    No categories
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   14 citations  
  33.  37
    Review Essay: Ethics and the Limits of PhilosophyEthics and the Limits of Philosophy.David B. Wong & Bernard Williams - 1989 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 49 (4):721.
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   95 citations  
  34. The Analogy of City and Soul in Plato's Republic.Bernard Williams - 1999 - In Gail Fine (ed.), Plato 2: Ethics, Politics, Religion, and the Soul. Oxford University Press. pp. 255-264.
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   6 citations  
  35. The Self and the Future.Bernard Williams - 1970 - Philosophical Review 79 (2):161-180.
  36. Egoism and Altruism.Bernard A. O. Williams - 1973 - In Problems of the Self. Cambridge University Press.
    A discussion of egoism and altruism as related both to ethical theory and moral psychology. Williams considers and rejects various arguments for and against the existence of egoistic motives and the rationality of someone motivated by self-interest. He ultimately attempts to give a more Humean defense of altruism, as opposed to the more Kantian defenses found in Thomas Nagel, for example.
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   77 citations  
  37. Personal Identity and Individuation.Bernard Williams - 1957 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 57:229-252.
  38.  7
    Shame and Necessity.Nicholas White & Bernard Williams - 1994 - Journal of Philosophy 91 (11):619.
    No categories
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   68 citations  
  39. The Human Prejudice.Bernard Williams - 1985 - Philosophy as a Humanistic Discipline.
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   52 citations  
  40. Morality: An Introduction to Ethics.Bernard Williams - 1972 - New York: Harper & Row.
    In Morality Bernard Williams confronts the problems of writing moral philosophy, and offers a stimulating alternative to more systematic accounts which seem nevertheless to have left all the important issues somewhere off the page.
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   74 citations  
  41.  99
    Ethical Consistency.B. A. O. Williams & W. F. Atkinson - 1965 - Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 39 (1):103-138.
    No categories
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   121 citations  
  42.  39
    Utilitarianism: For and Against.Gerald Dworkin, J. J. C. Smart & Bernard Williams - 1975 - Philosophical Review 84 (3):419.
    No categories
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   103 citations  
  43. Life as Narrative.Bernard Williams - 2009 - European Journal of Philosophy 17 (2):305-314.
  44. Moral Luck. Philosophical Papers 1973-1980.Bernard Williams - 1983 - Philosophical Quarterly 33 (132):288-296.
    No categories
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   81 citations  
  45. Must a Concern for the Environment Be Centred on Human Beings.Bernard Williams - 1995 - In Making Sense of Humanity and Other Philosophical Papers.
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   43 citations  
  46. ÔMoral IncapacityÕ.B. Williams - 1995 - In Bernard Williams (ed.), Making Sense of Humanity. Cambridge University Press.
    No categories
    Translate
     
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   50 citations  
  47. Shame and Necessity.Bernard Williams - 1994 - Apeiron 27 (1):45-76.
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   52 citations  
  48.  41
    Moral Luck.B. A. O. Williams & T. Nagel - 1976 - Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 50 (1):115-152.
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   80 citations  
  49. Descartes: The Project of Pure Enquiry.Bernard Williams - 1978 - Routledge.
    Descartes has often been called the 'father of modern philosophy'. His attempts to find foundations for knowledge, and to reconcile the existence of the soul with the emerging science of his time, are among the most influential and widely studied in the history of philosophy. This is a classic and challenging introduction to Descartes by one of the most distinguished modern philosophers. Bernard Williams not only analyzes Descartes' project of founding knowledge on certainty, but uncovers the philosophical motives for his (...)
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   45 citations  
  50. Moral Luck.Bernard Williams - 1985 - Critica 17 (51):101-105.
    No categories
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   56 citations  
1 — 50 / 402