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A journey through philosophy in 101 anecdotes, Nicholas Rescher

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A journey through philosophy in 101 anecdotes
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A journey through philosophy in 101 anecdotes
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Nicholas Rescher
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Journey through philosophy in one hundred and one anecdotes
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eng
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"The first comprehensive chronology of philosophical anecdotes, from antiquity to the current era. Rescher introduces the major thinkers, texts, and historical periods of Western philosophy, recounting many of the stories philosophers have used over time to engage with issues of philosophical concern: questions of meaning, truth, knowledge, value, action, and ethics. Rescher's anecdotes touch on a wide range of themes--from logic to epistemology, ethics to metaphysics"--
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non fiction
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bibliography
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A journey through philosophy in 101 anecdotes, Nicholas Rescher
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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txt
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rdacontent.
Contents
Antiquity to 500 AD. The Tower of Babel ; Aesop's donkey ; Xenophanes's animal theologians ; Pythagoras's numbers ; Heraclitus's river ; Anaximander's earth ; Zeno's races ; The atomists' nature ; The atomists' worlds ; Socrates's disappointment ; Eubulides's riddle and Epimendes's lie ; Plato's Republic ; Plato's ring of Gyges ; Plato's demiurge ; Plato's knowledge ; Aristotle's sea battle ; Aristotle's precept on precision ; Aristotle's golden mean ; Pilate's truth ; Archimedes's lever ; The ship of Theseus ; Tertullian's absurdity ; St. Augustine's time -- The Middle Ages, 500-1500. Avicenna's plank ; Buridan's ass ; Omar Khayyám's finger ; King Alfonso's boast ; Scholasticism's omnipotence perplex ; Aquinas's proofs ; Averroes's truth ; Machiavelli's Prince -- Early modernity, 1500-1800. The Valladolid debate ; More's Utopia ; Dr. Faustus's bargain ; Hobbes's Leviathan ; Descartes's deceiver ; Descartes's ergo ; Descartes's firm foundation ; Calderon's dream ; Pascal's wager ; Spinoza's worm and Leibniz's leap ; Huygens's planetarians ; Locke's locked room ; Leibniz's textual limit ; Leibniz's windmill ; Leibniz's mythic goddess ; Aldrich's box paradoxes ; Mandeville's bees ; Hume's self-seeking ; Hume's shade of blue ; Kant's things in themselves ; Kant's errand boy ; Kant's peaceful vision ; Kant's starry heaven ; Kant's reorientation ; Condorcet's paradox ; Hegel's reality ; Schopenhauer's annoyance -- The recent past, 1800-1900. J.S. Mill's epiphany ; Darwin's ape ; Saxe's puzzling elephant ; Herbert Spencer's impatience ; Lord Kelvin's sun ; The lady or the tiger ; William James's freedom ; William James's squirrel ; Kropotkin's cooperators ; Nietzsche's revaluation ; Nietzsche's long run ; Lasswitz's library ; Frege's morning star ; Durkheim's suicides ; The monkey's paw ; Wells's neomen ; Borel's monkeys ; Russell's king of France ; Russell's chicken ; Angell's illusion ; Richardson's coastline ; Duchamp's urinal ; Wittgenstein's poker ; Collingwood's presuppositions ; Collingwood's history trap ; Teilhard's omega -- The current era, 1900 to the present. Sci-fi psychology ; Ayer's nonsense ; Popper's falsity ; Boulding's menace ; Austin's verbs ; Austin's excuses ; Turing's test ; Urmson's apples ; Simon's satisficing ; The prisoner's dilemma ; A streetcar named disaster ; Putnam's twin earth ; Dr. Psycho's prescription ; Vagrant predicates ; Searle's Chinese room ; The bell curve's slant ; Derrida's demolition
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FIEb1772532x
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xii, 289 pages
Isbn
9780822963356
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
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(OCoLC)898158866
Label
A journey through philosophy in 101 anecdotes, Nicholas Rescher
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Antiquity to 500 AD. The Tower of Babel ; Aesop's donkey ; Xenophanes's animal theologians ; Pythagoras's numbers ; Heraclitus's river ; Anaximander's earth ; Zeno's races ; The atomists' nature ; The atomists' worlds ; Socrates's disappointment ; Eubulides's riddle and Epimendes's lie ; Plato's Republic ; Plato's ring of Gyges ; Plato's demiurge ; Plato's knowledge ; Aristotle's sea battle ; Aristotle's precept on precision ; Aristotle's golden mean ; Pilate's truth ; Archimedes's lever ; The ship of Theseus ; Tertullian's absurdity ; St. Augustine's time -- The Middle Ages, 500-1500. Avicenna's plank ; Buridan's ass ; Omar Khayyám's finger ; King Alfonso's boast ; Scholasticism's omnipotence perplex ; Aquinas's proofs ; Averroes's truth ; Machiavelli's Prince -- Early modernity, 1500-1800. The Valladolid debate ; More's Utopia ; Dr. Faustus's bargain ; Hobbes's Leviathan ; Descartes's deceiver ; Descartes's ergo ; Descartes's firm foundation ; Calderon's dream ; Pascal's wager ; Spinoza's worm and Leibniz's leap ; Huygens's planetarians ; Locke's locked room ; Leibniz's textual limit ; Leibniz's windmill ; Leibniz's mythic goddess ; Aldrich's box paradoxes ; Mandeville's bees ; Hume's self-seeking ; Hume's shade of blue ; Kant's things in themselves ; Kant's errand boy ; Kant's peaceful vision ; Kant's starry heaven ; Kant's reorientation ; Condorcet's paradox ; Hegel's reality ; Schopenhauer's annoyance -- The recent past, 1800-1900. J.S. Mill's epiphany ; Darwin's ape ; Saxe's puzzling elephant ; Herbert Spencer's impatience ; Lord Kelvin's sun ; The lady or the tiger ; William James's freedom ; William James's squirrel ; Kropotkin's cooperators ; Nietzsche's revaluation ; Nietzsche's long run ; Lasswitz's library ; Frege's morning star ; Durkheim's suicides ; The monkey's paw ; Wells's neomen ; Borel's monkeys ; Russell's king of France ; Russell's chicken ; Angell's illusion ; Richardson's coastline ; Duchamp's urinal ; Wittgenstein's poker ; Collingwood's presuppositions ; Collingwood's history trap ; Teilhard's omega -- The current era, 1900 to the present. Sci-fi psychology ; Ayer's nonsense ; Popper's falsity ; Boulding's menace ; Austin's verbs ; Austin's excuses ; Turing's test ; Urmson's apples ; Simon's satisficing ; The prisoner's dilemma ; A streetcar named disaster ; Putnam's twin earth ; Dr. Psycho's prescription ; Vagrant predicates ; Searle's Chinese room ; The bell curve's slant ; Derrida's demolition
Control code
FIEb1772532x
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xii, 289 pages
Isbn
9780822963356
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)898158866

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