Donald Cary Williams

[Revised entry by Keith Campbell, James Franklin, and Douglas Ehring on April 20, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] The published work of Donald Williams (1899 - 1983) ranges across a
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[Revised entry by Keith Campbell, James Franklin, and Douglas Ehring on April 20, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] The published work of Donald Williams (1899 - 1983) ranges across a broad spectrum in philosophy, but his importance as a philosopher rests in large measure on four major achievements. Firstly, in a period when the role of philosophy was being diminished and trivialized, he persisted with a traditional style of philosophizing. Although it remained unfashionable throughout most of his active years, he held to the classic program of Western philosophy: to explain and defend our capacity to attain knowledge (so far as that reaches), in the light of that to present a...

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