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Title   50 Philosophy Ideas You Really Need to Know 

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Author   DUPRE Ben  ISBN   9781848667358  Add to shopping cart   
Publisher   Quercus  Group   Sci/Hum. View shopping cart
Binding   Paperback Category   Philosophy  Terms and conditions
Edition   2014 Type   Gen Floor Go back
Publication Year   2014 
Subject   Popular philosophy 
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Synopsis Have you ever lain awake at night fretting over how we can be sure of the reality of the external world? Perhaps we are in fact disembodied brains, floating in vats at the whim of some deranged puppet-master? If so, you are not alone - and what's more, you are in exalted company. For this question and others like it have been the stuff of philosophical rumination for centuries, from Plato to Popper. In a series of accessible and engaging essays, 50 Philosophy Ideas You Really Need to Know introduces and explains the problems of knowledge, consciousness, identity, ethics, belief, justice and aesthetics that have troubled the minds of great thinkers for centuries, from the ancient Greeks to the present day. Contents include: The brain in a vat, Plato's cave, Cogito ergo sum, The mind-body problem, The boo/hurrah theory, Ends and means, The categorical imperative, Acts and omissions, The rights of animals, The gambler's fallacy, Paradigm shifts, Occam's razor, Positive and negative freedom, Theories of punishment and Just war.

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