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    The measure of things: humanism, humility, and mystery.David Edward Cooper - 2002 - New York: Oxford University Press.
    David Cooper explores and defends the view that a reality independent of human perspectives is necessarily indescribable, a "mystery." Other views are shown to be hubristic. Humanists, for whom "man is the measure" of reality, exaggerate our capacity to live without the sense of an independent measure. Absolutists, who proclaim our capacity to know an independent reality, exaggerate our cognitive powers. In this highly original book Cooper restores to philosophy a proper appreciation of mystery-that is what provides a measure of (...)
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    Meaning.David Edward Cooper - 2003 - Carleton University Press.
    Philosophers have traditionally approached questions of meaning as part of the philosophy of language. In this book David Cooper broadens the analysis beyond linguistic meaning to offer a an account of meaning in general. He shows that not only words, sentences, and utterances in the linguistic domain can be described as meaningful but also items in such domains as art, ceremony, social action, and bodily gesture. Unlike much of the recent work in the philosophy of meaning, Cooper is not concerned (...)
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    Just Environments: Intergenerational, International and Inter-Species Issues.David Edward Cooper & Joy Palmer (eds.) - 1995 - Routledge.
    Can we do what we want with other species? How do conflicting international interests affect global issues? What do we owe the next generation? Just Environments investigates these questions and the ethics which lie at their core.
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    Spirit of the Environment: Religion, Value, and Environmental Concern.David Edward Cooper & Joy Palmer (eds.) - 1998 - Routledge.
    Spirit of the Environment brings spiritual and religious concerns to environmental issues. Providing a much needed alternative to exploring human beings' relationship to the natural world through the restrictive lenses of 'science', 'ecology', or even 'morality', this book offers a fresh perspective to the field. Spirit of the Enironment addresses: * the environmental attitudes of the major religions; * the relationship between art and nature; * the Gaia hypothesis; * the non-instrumental values which have inspired environmental concern. Contributors range from (...)
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    Senses of Mystery: Engaging with Nature and the Meaning of Life.David Edward Cooper - 2017 - New York: Routledge.
    In this beautifully written book David E. Cooper uses a gentle walk through a tropical garden, the view of the fields and hills beyond it, the sound of birds, voices and flute, the reflection of light in water, the play of shadows among the trees and presence of strange animals, as an opportunity to reflect on experiences of nature and the mystery of existence. Covering an extensive range of topics, from Daoism to dogs, from gardening to walking, from Zen to (...)
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    Philosophy and the nature of language.David Edward Cooper - 1973 - Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press.
    This book discusses both the philosophy of language and linguistic philosophy.
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    Fifty Modern Thinkers on Education: From Piaget to the Present.Joy Palmer, David Edward Cooper & Liora Bresler (eds.) - 2001 - Psychology Press.
    Looks at fifty of the twentieth century's most significant contributors to the debate on education. Each essay gives key biographical information, an outline of the individual's principal achievements and activities, an assessment of his or her impact and influence and a list of their major writings and suggested further reading.
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  8. Education, values, and mind: essays for R.S. Peters.Richard Stanley Peters & David Edward Cooper (eds.) - 1986 - Boston: Routledge and Kegan Paul.
    David E. Cooper Early in, while I was teaching in the United States, I received news of my appointment as a lecturer in the philosophy of education at the ...
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    Rle: Friedrich Nietzsche: 6-Volume Set.John Carroll, David Edward Cooper, Roger Hollinrake & Janko Lavrin - 2009 - Routledge.
    This six volume Routledge Library Edition set is dedicated to the work of key nineteenth-century German thinker, Friedrich Nietzsche, whose hugely influential work in the field of philosophy continues to be felt to this day. The six volumes, published between 1948 and 1988, represent a truly wide-ranging analysis of Nietzsche’s life and work, offering an excellent overview of the cannon of critical analysis and interpretation on Nietzsche in the twentieth century. The collection covers Nietzsche’s perspectives and influence upon a variety (...)
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