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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
British Analytical Philosophy
British Analytical Philosophy (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780391001732
ISBN-10: 0391001736
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Catching People in the Love Net
Catching People in the Love Net (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781589422612
ISBN-10: 1589422619
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Christian Books & Bibles
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Comprendere l'umanit
Comprendere L'umanit (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788815114112
ISBN-10: 8815114114
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Der Begriff der Moral Eine Einfhrung in die Ethik
Der Begriff Der Moral Eine Einfhrung in Die Ethik (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783150098820
ISBN-10: 3150098823
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Descartes/ Discardings El Proyecto De La Investigacion Pura
Descartes/ Discardings El Proyecto De La Investigacion Pura [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788437614052
ISBN-10: 8437614058
Genres: History, Nonfiction
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Descartes The Project Of Pure Enquiry
Descartes the Project of Pure Enquiry (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780415356268
ISBN-10: 0415356261
Genre: Nonfiction
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Education and Values
Education and Values (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780854732722
ISBN-10: 0854732721
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Essays and Reviews 1959-2002
Essays and Reviews 1959-2002 (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780691159850
ISBN-10: 0691159858
Genres: History, Politics & Social Sciences
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Ethics and the Limits of Philosophy
Ethics and the Limits of Philosophy (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780001971714
ISBN-10: 0001971719
Genre: Nonfiction
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Ethik und die Grenzen der Philosophie
Ethik Und Die Grenzen Der Philosophie (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783434530367
ISBN-10: 3434530363
Genre: Nonfiction
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Facilities Economics in the European Union
Facilities Economics in the European Union (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780904237238
ISBN-10: 0904237230
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GCSE Citizenship Studies Student Book
Gcse Citizenship Studies Student Book (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781843032878
ISBN-10: 1843032872
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Genealogia della verit Storia e virt del dire il vero
Genealogia Della Verit Storia E VIrt Del Dire Il Vero (Other)
ISBN-13: 9788881125937
ISBN-10: 8881125935
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Imagination and the Self [Philosophical Lect.] (Paperback)
In the Beginning Was the Deed Realism and Moralism in Political Argument
International Powder Metallurgy Directory  Yearbook
International Powder Metallurgy Directory Yearbook (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780948579141
ISBN-10: 0948579145
Genre: Reference
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International Powder Metallurgy Directory and Yearbook 2002
International Powder Metallurgy Directory and Yearbook 2002 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780948579127
ISBN-10: 0948579129
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Introduccion a la etica/ Introduction to Ethics
Introduccion a La Etica/ Introduction to Ethics [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788437603377
ISBN-10: 8437603374
Genre: Nonfiction
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Jailbait The Story Of Juvenile Delinquency
Jailbait the Story of Juvenile Delinquency (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781408626955
ISBN-10: 1408626950
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A Jubilee Makes History Life in Welwyn Hatfield in 1952-3 When Elizabeth II Became Queen
La etica y los limites de la filosofia
La Etica Y Los Limites De La Filosofia (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9789800109472
ISBN-10: 9800109471
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences
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La fortune morale
La Fortune Morale [Ancien prix diteur : 34.00 - Economisez 50 %] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782130462699
ISBN-10: 2130462693
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Morality [PELICAN S.] (Paperback)
Plato the Great Philosophers [The Great Philosophers Series] (Paperback)
The Practice of Value [The Berkeley Tanner Lectures] (Hardcover)Paperback
Protest Reform and Revolution an Oration [Birkbeck College. The foundation oration] (Paperback)
Shame and Necessity [Sather Classical Lectures] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover