Philosophers of our times, edited by Ted Honderich
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  • Philosophers of our times
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  • edited by Ted Honderich
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  • eng
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  • Eighteen of the world's most eminent philosophers of recent years tackle central questions of philosophy in this collection of the prestigious annual lectures given at the Royal Institute of Philosophy in London. The line-up of authors is stellar: Simon Blackburn, Ned Block, Tyler Burge, David Chalmers, Noam Chomsky, Jerry Fodor, Jürgen Habermas, Anthony Kenny, Christine Korsgaard, John McDowell, Alasdair MacIntyre, Thomas Nagel, Derek Parfit, T. M. Scanlon, John Searle, Sir Peter Strawson, Bernard Williams, and Mary Warnock. There are six pieces on questions to do with mind, perception, and action; four on reason and morality; six range over freedom, identity, religion, and politics; and the last two take a step back to look at philosophy itself and how it works. The best way to learn about philosophy is to read philosophy at its best: that is what this fascinating anthology offers.--, Provided by Publisher
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  • 882899287
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  • Ted Honderich: Introduction Thomas Nagel: Conceiving the Impossible and the Mind-Body Problem P. F. Strawson: Perception and its Objects Tyler Burge: Perception: Where Mind Begins? Jerry Fodor: The Revenge of the Given: Mental Representation Without Conceptualization Ned Block: Attention and Mental Paint John McDowell: Some Remarks on Intention in Action Christine M. Korsgaard: On Having a Good T. M. Scanlon: Reasons Fundamentalism Simon Blackburn: The Majesty of Reason Mary Warnock: What Is Natural? And should we care? John R. Searle: Free Will as a Problem in Neurobiology Derek Parfit: We Are Not Human Beings Anthony Kenny: Knowledge, Belief, and Faith Noam Chomsky: Simple Truths, Hard Problems: Some thoughts on terror, justice, and self-defence Alasdair MacIntyre: Social Structures and their Threats to Moral Agency Jürgen Habermas: Religious Tolerance<U+0127> The Pacemaker for Cultural Rights Bernard Williams: Philosophy as a Humanistic Discipline David J. Chalmers: Why Isn't There More Progress in Philosophy?
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