Philosophy Bites Back by David EdmondsPhilosophy Bites Back by David Edmonds

Philosophy Bites Back

byDavid Edmonds, Nigel Warburton

Paperback | May 22, 2014

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Philosophy Bites Back is the second book to come out of the hugely successful podcast Philosophy Bites. It presents a selection of lively interviews with leading philosophers of our time, who discuss the ideas and works of some of the most important thinkers in history. From the ancientclassics of Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle, to the groundbreaking modern thought of Wittgenstein, Rawls, and Derrida, this volume spans over two and a half millennia of western philosophy and illuminates its most fascinating ideas. Philosophy Bites was set up in 2007 by David Edmonds and Nigel Warburton. It has had over 12 million downloads, and is listened to all over the world.
David Edmonds is an award-winning documentary maker for the BBC World Service. He is the author or co-author (with John Eidinow) of several books, including Wittgenstein's Poker (short-listed for the Guardian First Book Award), Bobby Fischer Goes To War (long-listed for the Samuel Johnson prize), and Rousseau's Dog (about the relation...
Title:Philosophy Bites BackFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pagesPublished:May 22, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198705964

ISBN - 13:9780198705963

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Table of Contents

Introduction: 'Who Is Your Favourite Philosopher?'1. Mary Margaret McCabe on Socrates and the Paradox of Inquiry2. Angie Hobbs on Plato on Erotic Love3. Terence Irwin on Aristotle's Ethics4. Anthony Kenny on Aquinas' Ethics5. Quentin Skinner on Machiavelli's The Prince6. Sarah Bakewell on Montaigne7. A. C. Grayling on Descartes' Cogito8. Susan James on Spinoza on the emotions9. John Dunn on Locke on Toleration10. John Campbell on Berkeley's Puzzle11. Peter Millican on Hume's Significance12. Nicholas Phillips on on Adam Smith on What Human Beings are Like13. Melissa Lane on Rousseau on Modern Society14. Richard Bourke on Edmund Burke on Politics15. A. W. Moore on Kant's Metaphysics16. Robert Stern on Hegel on Dialectic17. Richard Reeves on Mill on Liberty18. Clare Carlisle on Kierkegaard's Fear and Trembling19. Aaron Ridley on Nietzsche on Art and Truth20. Peter Singer on Henry Sidgwick's Ethics21. Robert B. Talisse on the Pragmatists22. Barry C. Smith on Wittgenstein23. Hugh Mellor on Frank Ramsey on Truth24. Mary Warnock on Sartre's Existentialism25. Chandran Kukathas on Hayek26. Jonathan Wolff on John Rawls27. Robert Rowland Smith on Derrida on Forgiveness

Editorial Reviews

"As a fan of the Philosophy Bites podcast, I'm very pleased to see this publication of conversations with leading scholars on major figures in the history of philosophy. The result is not only a good introduction to that history, but a rare chance to read top-level philosophers speakingextemporaneously about the subjects they know best. Even regular listeners to the podcast will be glad to have this written version of highlights from the series." --Peter Adamson, King's College London