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Sir Bernard Arthur Owen Williams (21 September 1929—10 June 2003) was an English moral philosopher, described by The Times as the "most brilliant and most important British moral philosopher of his time". His publications include Problems of the Self (1973), Moral Luck (1981), Ethics and the Limits of Philosophy (1985), and Truth And Truthfulness: An Essay In Genealogy (2002).

As Knightbridge Professor of Philosophy at the University of Cambridge and Deutsch Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley, Williams became known internationally for his attempt to reorient the study of moral philosophy to history and culture, politics and psychology, and, in particular, to the Greeks. Described as an "analytic philosopher with the soul of a humanist", he saw himself as a synthesist, drawing together ideas from fields that seemed increasingly unable to communicate with one another. He rejected scientific and evolutionary reductionism, calling "morally unimaginative" reductionists, "the people I really do dislike". For Williams, complexity was irreducible, beautiful, and meaningful.

He became known as a supporter of women in academia, seeing in women the possibility of a synthesis of reason and emotion that he felt eluded analytic philosophy. The American philosopher, Martha Nussbaum, said he was "as close to being a feminist as a powerful man of his generation could be". He was also famously sharp in conversation. Oxford philosopher Gilbert Ryle once said of him that he "understands what you're going to say better than you understand it yourself, and sees all the possible objections to it, all the possible answers to all the possible objections, before you've got to the end of your sentence".

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Total Books: 78
Essays and Reviews 1959-2002
2015 - Essays and Reviews 1959-2002 (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780691168609
ISBN-10: 0691168601
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences
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Descartes The Project of Pure Enquiry
2014 - Descartes the Project of Pure Enquiry [Routledge Classics] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781138019188
ISBN-10: 1138019186
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences
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Morality An Introduction to Ethics
2012 - Morality an Introduction to Ethics [Canto Classics] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781107604766
ISBN-10: 1107604761
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences
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Shame and Necessity
2008 - Shame and Necessity [Sather Classical Lectures] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780520256439
ISBN-10: 0520256433
Genre: Nonfiction
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Philosophy as a Humanistic Discipline
2008 - Philosophy As a Humanistic Discipline (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780691134093
ISBN-10: 069113409X
Genre: Nonfiction
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The Sense of the Past Essays in the History of Philosophy
2007 - The Sense of the Past Essays in the History of Philosophy (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780691134086
ISBN-10: 0691134081
Genres: History, Nonfiction
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In the Beginning Was the Deed Realism and Moralism in Political Argument
2007 - In the Beginning Was the Deed Realism and Moralism in Political Argument (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780691134109
ISBN-10: 0691134103
Genre: Nonfiction
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Jailbait The Story Of Juvenile Delinquency
2007 - Jailbait the Story of Juvenile Delinquency (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781408626955
ISBN-10: 1408626950
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Introduccion a la etica/ Introduction to Ethics
2007 - Introduccion a La Etica/ Introduction to Ethics [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788437603377
ISBN-10: 8437603374
Genre: Nonfiction
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Descartes/ Discardings El Proyecto De La Investigacion Pura
2007 - Descartes/ Discardings El Proyecto De La Investigacion Pura [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788437614052
ISBN-10: 8437614058
Genres: History, Nonfiction
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Vergogna e necessit
2007 - Vergogna E Necessit (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9788815120434
ISBN-10: 8815120432
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On Opera
2006 - On Opera (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780300089769
ISBN-10: 0300089767
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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Ethics and the Limits of Philosophy
2006 - Ethics and the Limits of Philosophy (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780415399845
ISBN-10: 041539984X
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Spiritual Fitness for the Heart and Soul
2006 - Spiritual Fitness for the Heart and Soul (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781589423084
ISBN-10: 1589423089
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Christian Books & Bibles
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Comprendere l'umanit
2006 - Comprendere L'umanit (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788815114112
ISBN-10: 8815114114
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Catching People in the Love Net
2005 - Catching People in the Love Net (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781589422612
ISBN-10: 1589422619
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Christian Books & Bibles
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Genealogia della verit Storia e virt del dire il vero
2005 - Genealogia Della Verit Storia E VIrt Del Dire Il Vero (Other)
ISBN-13: 9788881125937
ISBN-10: 8881125935
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International Powder Metallurgy Directory  Yearbook
2004 - International Powder Metallurgy Directory Yearbook (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780948579141
ISBN-10: 0948579145
Genre: Reference
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Truth and Truthfulness  An Essay in Genealogy
2004 - Truth and Truthfulness an Essay in Genealogy (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780691117911
ISBN-10: 0691117918
Genre: Nonfiction
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Wahrheit und Wahrhaftigkeit
2003 - Wahrheit Und Wahrhaftigkeit (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783518583692
ISBN-10: 3518583697
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The Practice of Value
2003 - The Practice of Value [The Berkeley Tanner Lectures] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780199261475
ISBN-10: 0199261474
Genre: Nonfiction
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2000 - Platon (Paperback)
1999 - Plato the Great Philosophers [The Great Philosophers Series] (Paperback)
1994 - La Fortune Morale [Ancien prix diteur : 34.00 - Economisez 50 %] (Paperback)
Morality [PELICAN S.] (Paperback)
Imagination and the Self [Philosophical Lect.] (Paperback)
Protest Reform and Revolution an Oration [Birkbeck College. The foundation oration] (Paperback)