•  12
    Illusions of Equality
    Routledge & K. Paul, 1980. 1980.
    Educational policy and discussion, in Britain and the USA, are increasingly dominated by the confused ideology of egalitarianism. David E. Cooper begins by identifying the principles hidden among the confusions, and argues that these necessarily conflict with the ideal of educational excellence - in which conflict it is this ideal that must be preserved. He goes on to criticize the use of education as a tool for promoting wider social equality, focussing especially on the muddles surrounding 'eq…Read more
  •  29
    A Companion to Aesthetics (edited book)
    with Stephen Davies, Kathleen Marie Higgins, Robert Hopkins, and Robert Stecker
    Wiley. 2009.
    In this extensively revised and updated edition, 168 alphabetically arranged articles provide comprehensive treatment of the main topics and writers in this area of aesthetics. Written by prominent scholars covering a wide-range of key topics in aesthetics and the philosophy of art Features revised and expanded entries from the first edition, as well as new chapters on recent developments in aesthetics and a larger number of essays on non-Western thought about art Unique to this edition are six …Read more
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    with Stuart Sim, Kathleen Marie Higgins, and Robert Stecker
  •  5
    Practice, Philosophy and History: Carr vs. Jonathan
    Philosophy of Education 21 (2): 181-186. 1987.
  • Understanding as Philosophy
    Philosophy of Education 17 (2): 145-153. 1983.
  • Grammar and the Possession of Concepts
    Philosophy of Education 7 (2): 204-222. 1973.
  •  5
    Comment on Dr Fairhurst's Paper
    Philosophy of Education 14 (2): 254-255. 1980.
  •  4
    Experience and the Growth of Understanding
    Philosophy of Education 14 (1): 97-103. 1980.
  •  8
    Equality and Envy
    Philosophy of Education 16 (1): 35-47. 1982.
  •  11
    The Ethics of Culture
    Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 57 (1): 233-235. 1997.
  •  7
    Aesthetic Value
    Philosophical and Phenomenological Research 58 (2): 490-492. 1998.
  •  9
    Figuratively Speaking
    Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 51 (2): 471-473. 1991.
  •  9
    On Interpretation: A Critical Analysis
    Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 51 (2): 463-465. 1991.
  •  30
    Metaphors We Live By
    Royal Institute of Philosophy Lectures 18 43-58. 1984.
  •  7
    Philosophy: The Classic Readings (edited book)
    Wiley-Blackwell. 2010.
    Philosophy: The Classic Readings is a collection of accessible readings from the history of philosophy specifically focused on metaphysics and epistemology. The philosophers include Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, Locke, Hume, Russell and Princess Elisabeth of Bohemia.
  •  1
    A Companion to Aesthetics: The Blackwell Companion to Philosophy (edited book)
    with Robert Hopkins
    Wiley-Blackwell. 1995.
  •  2
    A Companion to Aesthetics: The Blackwell Companion to Philosophy (edited book)
    with Robert Hopkins
    Wiley-Blackwell. 1993.
  •  7
    Delusions of Modesty: a reply to my critics
    Philosophy of Education 15 (1): 125-135. 1981.
  • The Persistence of Beauty
    In Claes Entzenberg & S. Säätela (eds.), Perspectives on Aesthetics, Art and Culture, Thales. 2005.
    Throughout the twentieth century, aestheticians and art theorists declared the 'death' of beauty as a serious, meaningful concept for aesthetics and art practice. Such declarations are better understood as polemical provocations, making their obituarism premature. Careful attention to the writings of those cited testify to the persistence of beauty, albeit in new, 'difficult', 'challenging' forms. Beauty persists, taking on new forms and inflections.
  •  1896
    Buddhism, Beauty, and Virtue
    In Kathleen J. Higgins, Shakirsaeed Shakirsaeed & Sonia Sonia (eds.), Artistic Visions and the Promise of Beauty,, Springer. pp. 123-138. 2017.
    The chapter challenges hyperbolic claims about the centrality of appreciation of beauty to Buddhism. Within the texts, attitudes are more mixed, except for a form of 'inner beauty' - the beauty found in the expression of virtues or wisdom in forms of bodily comportment. Inner beauty is a stable presence throughout Buddhist history, practices, and art.
  •  11
    Sense, mystery and practice
    International Journal of Philosophy and Theology 79 (4): 425-436. 2018.
    ABSTRACTThis paper develops the idea, articulated by Martin Buber among others, that a religious sense cannot be identified independently of sensory and practical engagement with the world of ordinary experience. It begins by rejecting the ‘doxastic’ model’ on which religiousness is equated with propositional belief. Criticisms, however, are made of some attempts to soften the contrast between belief and practice. The religious sense, which need not be a theistic one, is understood in terms of a…Read more
  •  5
    Noûs 28 (2): 252. 1994.
  • 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 Debussy, Cooper succeeds in conveying…Read more
  •  4
    Genealogy and Truth
    Philosophie Et Culture: Actes du XVIIe Congrès Mondial de Philosophie 2 859-863. 1988.
  •  12
    The Law of Non-contradiction
    der 16. Weltkongress Für Philosophie 2 338-344. 1983.
    Several philosophers have argued, against the hypothesis of alternative logical mentalities, that it is not conceivable that there should be peoples who reject the law of non-contradictlon. In reply, I argue first that these philosophers are lending an unwarranted pre-eminence to this law, and second that their case is made to look stronger than it is by confusing different senses in which a logical law might be 'rejected'. Finally, I consider some remarks of Wittgenstein which suggest that 'acc…Read more
  •  4
    III—Anthropology and Translation
    Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 86 (1): 51-68. 1986.
  • Book reviews (review)
    with Stephen Kaplan, Michael Comans, Whalen Lai, and Karel Werner
    Asian Philosophy 7 (1): 59-72. 1997.
    History of Islamic Philosophy Seyyed Hossein Nasr & Oliver Leaman, Editors, 1996 London, Routledge Part I, xx+ 780 pp., Part II, xiv + 428 pp., hb ISBN 0415 05 6675, £120.00 Early Advaita Vedānta and Buddhism: the Mahāyāna context of the Gaudapādiya‐Kārikā Richard King, 1995 Albany, State University of New York Press xii + 341 pp., pb $19.95 Vaisnavism: its philosophy, theology and religious discipline S.M. Srinwasa Chari, 1994 Delhi, Motilal Banarsidass xxxviii + 383 pp., pb Rs. 350 Vaisnavism:…Read more
  • Book reviews (review)
    Mind 89 (353): 146-149. 1980.