Philosophy Bites by David Edmonds

Philosophy Bites

byDavid Edmonds, Nigel Warburton

Paperback | January 18, 2012

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Take 25 of the liveliest philosophers of our time. Talk to each about one of the most intriguing topics you can think of--from ethics to aesthetics to metaphysics. The result is a Philosophy Bite - a lively, informal conversation that brings the subject into focus.First made public on the enormously popular Philosophy Bites podcast, these entertaining, personal, and illuminating conversations are presented in print. The result is a book that is a taster for the whole enterprise of philosophy, and gives unexpected insights into hot topics spanning ethics,politics, metaphysics, aesthetics, and the meaning of life.

About The Author

David Edmonds is a documentary maker for the BBC World Service, and the author or co-author of several books, including Wittgenstein's Poker, written with John Eidinow (short-listed for the Guardian First Book Award, translated into twenty five languages, and an international best seller) Bobby Fischer Goes To War, (translated into a d...

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Title:Philosophy BitesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0 inPublished:January 18, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199694664

ISBN - 13:9780199694662

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Table of Contents

IntroductionDavid Edmonds and Nigel Warburton: What is Philosophy?ETHICS1. Julian Savulescu on 'Yuk!'2. Simon Blackburn on Moral Relativism3. Peter Singer on Animals4. Michael Sandel on Genetic Enhancement in Sport5. Alexander Nehamas on FriendshipPOLITICS6. Anthony Appiah on Cosmopolitanism7. Miranda Fricker on Credibility and Discrimination8. Anne Phillips on Multiculturalism9. Will Kymlicka on Minority Rights10. Wendy Brown on ToleranceMETAPHYSICS AND MIND11. Adrian Moore on Infinity12. David Papineau on Scientific Realism13. Barry Stroud on Scepticism14. Hugh Mellor on Time15. Tim Crane on Mind and Body16. Tim Williamson on VaguenessAESTHETICS17. Derek Matravers on the Definition of Art18. Alain de Botton on the Aesthetics of Architecture19. Barry C. Smith on Wine20. Alex Neill on the Paradox of TragedyGOD, ATHEISM AND THE MEANING OF LIFE21. Don Cupitt on Non-Realism About God22. John Cottingham on The Meaning of Life23. Stephen Law on The Problem of Evil.24. Keith Ward on Eastern and Western Idealism25. Anthony Grayling on AtheismFurther ReadingNotes on ContributorsIndex

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Review from previous edition: "This thoughtful and highly readable collection of conversations with philosophers ... displays an admirable grasp of a variety of issues ... As introductions to philosophy go, these bite-size dialogues add up to a surprisingly substantial whole." --Publishers Weekly Publishers Weekly