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Fri Mar 21 17:14:11 2014 UTClccn-n820709850.00Exchanges at the frontier : philosopher AC Grayling in conversation with some of the biggest names in science /0.360.70Berkeley, the central arguments /76407667A._C._Graylingn 82070985767771Grayling, A.C.Grayling, A. C. 1949-Grayling, AnthonyGrayling, Anthony, 1949-Grayling, Anthony C.Grayling, Anthony C., 1949-Grayling, Anthony CliffordGrayling, AntonyGrayling, Antony, 1949-Grayling, TonyGrayling, Tony, 1949-Gurēringu, A. C. 1949-グレイリング, A. Cグレーリング, A. Clccn-n79061201Descartes, René1596-1650lccn-n79032058Wittgenstein, Ludwig1889-1951lccn-n79056054Russell, Bertrand1872-1970lccn-n79055588Berkeley, George1685-1753lccn-no00092705Whitfield, Susanlccn-n79125826Hazlitt, William1778-1830lccn-no95056115Pyle, Andrewedtlccn-no2006072235Goulder, Naomiedtlccn-nb2006005690Gordon, Micklccn-n80032764Schopenhauer, Arthur1788-1860Grayling, A. 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CAmong the dead cities : the history and moral legacy of the WWII bombing of civilians in Germany and JapanHistoryExplores the bombings that lead to "dead cities" in Germany, those cities that were 90% destroyed, and how that killed hundreds of thousands of civilians and destroyed cultures+-+9629627535122834ocn016802437book19880.47Grayling, A. CWittgensteinCriticism, interpretation, etcBiographyLudwig Wittgenstein was an extraordinarily original philosopher, whose influence on 20th-century thinking goes well beyond philosophy itself. In this short, non-technical introduction to Wittgenstein's thought, Grayling describes both his early and his later philosophy, the differences and connections between them, and their effect on contemporary thought+-+022123746597840ocn008451637book19820.56Grayling, A. CAn introduction to philosophical logic+-+30015768159398ocn074729273book20050.24Grayling, A. CDescartes : the life and times of a geniusHistoryBiographyExamines the life of René Descartes, the seminal scientist, mathematician, traveler, soldier, and spy who transformed seventeenth-century Europe and became the father of modern philosophy+-+K65062753588310ocn747504481file20080.39Grayling, A. CScepticism and the possibility of knowledgeA.C. Grayling tackles scepticism - a subject of particular resonance today, when belief (religious or otherwise) - can shape the world. He brings complex theories to life as he examines what we know, and how we know it+-+28261529368581ocn310092509file20080.28The Encyclopædia Britannica guide to the ideas that made the modern world the ideas that made the modern world80015ocn048417137book19960.50Grayling, A. CRussell : a very short introduction"Bertrand Russell was one of the most famous and important philosophers of the twentieth century. In this account of his life and work A. C. Grayling introduces both Russell's contributions to logic and philosophy, and his wide-ranging views on education, politics, war, and sexual morality." "Russell is credited with being one of the founders of modern analytic philosophy, and also with playing an important part in the revolution in social attitudes witnessed throughout the world. This introduction gives a clear survey of Russell's achievements across their whole range."--BOOK JACKET+-+03075374657916ocn435418558book20100.24Grayling, A. CIdeas that matter : the concepts that shape the 21st centuryEncyclopediasIdeas can, and do, change the world. Just as Marxism, existentialism, and feminism shaped the last century, so fundamentalism, globalization, and bioethics are transforming our world now. In "Ideas that Matter," renowned philosopher A.C. Grayling provides a personal dictionary of the ideas that will shape our world in the decades to come. With customary wit, fire, and erudition, Grayling ranges across the gamut of essential theories, movements, and philosophies--from animal rights to neurophilosophy to war crimes--provoking and elucidating throughout--Book jacket+-+K98465019571412ocn811597565book20130.20Grayling, A. CThe God argument : the case against religion and for humanismAnthony Grayling offers a definitive examination of the arguments for and against religion and religious belief, and an in-depth exploration of the humanist outlook that recommends itself as the ethics of the genuinely reflective person6635ocn669754784book20110.23Grayling, A. CThe good book : a humanist bible"...Grayling has distilled the work of hundreds of authors and more than one thousand texts using the same techniques...that produced the holy books of the Judeo-Christian and Islamic religions. Their wit and advice, human stories, tragedies and yearnings, love and consolations are shaped into fourteen constituent parts that recall the Bible in structure: Genesis, Wisdom, Parables, Concord, Lamentations, Consolations, Sages, Songs, Histories, Proverbs, The Lawgiver, Acts, Epistles, and The Good...For a secular age in which many find that religion no longer speaks to them, 'The Good Book' is a literary tour de force..."--Dust jacket+-+828262753563617ocn035128007book19950.50Grayling, A. CPhilosophy : a guide through the subjectThis is an introduction to and guide through philosophy. It is intended to orientate, assist, and stimulate the reader at every stage in the study of the subject. Eleven extended essays have been specially commissioned from leading philosophers; each surveys a major area of the subject and offers an accessible but sophisticated account of the main debates. This is real philosophy, not simplified philosophy: it will be accessible for the beginner but equally valuable for the third-year student. Deep and challenging questions are not shirked; the reader will be given a sense of involvement in the practice of philosophy today+-+62060234653245775ocn048620220book20010.28Grayling, A. CMeditations for the humanist : ethics for a secular ageMeditations for the humanist: ethics for a secular age is a wide-ranging magnanimous inquiry into the philosophical and ethical questions that bear most strongly on the human condition. Containing nearly fifty linked commentaries on topics ranging from love, lying, perseverance, revenge, racism, religion, history, loyalty, health, and leisure, Meditations for the humanist does not offer definitive statements but rather prompts to reflection. These brief essays serve as springboards to the kind of thoughtful examination without which, as Socrates famously claimed, life is not worth living. The book is divided into three sections-Virtues and Attributes, Foes and Fallacies, and Amenities and Goods-and within these sections essays are grouped into related clusters. But each piece can be read alone and each is characterized by brevity, wit, and a liveliness of mind that recalls the best of Montaigne and Samuel Johnson. Grayling's own perspective on these subjects is broadened and deepened by liberal quotations from Sophocles and Shakespeare to Byron, Twain, Proust, Simone de Beauvoir, Martin Luther King, Jr., and many others. For those wishing to explore ethical issues outside the framework of organized religious belief, Meditations for the humanist offers an inviting map to the country of philosophical reflection+-+03060604655486ocn050684559book20030.32Grayling, A. CLife, sex, and ideas : the good life without GodControversial literatureA civilized society, says Grayling, is one which never ceases having a discussion with itself about what human life should best be. In this book, Grayling adds to this discussion a series of short informal essays about ethics, ideas, and culture. A recurring theme is religion, of which he writes "there is no greater social evil." He argues, for instance, that liberal education is better than religion for inculcating moral values. "Education in literature, history, and appreciation of the arts," he says, "opens the possibility for us to live more reflectively and knowledgeably, especially about the nature and variety of human experience. That in turn increases our capacity for understanding others better, so that we can treat them with respect and sympathy, however different their outlook on life." Thought provoking rather than definitive, these essays don't tell readers what to think, but only note what has been thought about how it is best to live+-+37071604655142ocn156821882book20070.23Grayling, A. CToward the light of liberty : the struggles for freedom and rights that made the modern Western worldHistoryDo we take our liberties for granted at the risk of losing them in the war on terror? Grayling (Descartes: The Life and Times of a Genius), a professor of philosophy at Birkbeck College, University of London, and a leading British public intellectual, believes so. This book is, in some respects, an old-fashioned, triumphalist history of the rise of Western liberty since the 16th century (with Martin Luther, John Locke and Elizabeth Cady Stanton playing leading roles), but nevertheless serves as a stirring call to arms to defend freedom from its enemies within and without. Grayling argues that the struggle for liberty has been one of sacrifice and hardship on the part of many heroic individuals. Despite the blood and the violence, it has been worth it. Today's ordinary Western citizen is, in sixteenth-century terms, a lord: a possessor of rights, entitlements, opportunities and resources that only an aristocrat of that earlier period could hope for. But, Grayling somberly writes, the process of losing our inheritance of liberty might have already begun.--From publisher's description+-+418162753551213ocn012977471book19850.70Grayling, A. CBerkeley, the central arguments47812ocn011842558book19850.70Grayling, A. CThe refutation of scepticism4445ocn462908388book20100.21Grayling, A. CThinking of answers : questions in the philosophy of everyday lifePopular worksAs in his previous books of popular philosophy, including the best-selling "The Reason of Things and The Meaning of Things", rather than presenting a set of categorical answers to philosophical questions, Grayling offers instead suggestions for how to think about every aspect of the question, and arrive at one's own conclusions+-+972462753544317ocn647893854file20080.29Grayling, A. CIdeas that matter a personal guide for the 21st centuryEncyclopediasIdeas can, and do, change the world. Just as Marxism, existentialism, and feminism shaped the last century, so fundamentalism, globalization, and bioethics are transforming our world now. In "Ideas that Matter," renowned philosopher A.C. Grayling provides a personal dictionary of the ideas that will shape our world in the decades to come. With customary wit, fire, and erudition, Grayling ranges across the gamut of essential theories, movements, and philosophies--from animal rights to neurophilosophy to war crimes--provoking and elucidating throughout--Book jacket+-+K9846501954195ocn053388751book20040.22Grayling, A. CThe mystery of things+-+04009124753445ocn844731533book20130.33Grayling, A. CFriendshipWhat is the nature of friendship, and what is its significance in our lives? How has friendship changed since the ancient Greeks began to analyze it, and how has modern technology altered its very definition? In this fascinating exploration of friendship through the ages, one of the most thought-provoking philosophers of our time tracks historical ideas of friendship, gathers a diversity of friendship stories from the annals of myth and literature, and provides unexpected insights into our friends, ourselves, and the role of friendships in an ethical life. A.C. Grayling roves the rich traditions of friendship in literature, culture, art and philosophy, bringing into his discussion familiar pairs as well as unfamiliar - Achilles and Patroclus, David and Jonathan, Coleridge and Wordsworth, Huck Finn and Jim. Grayling lays out major philosophical interpretations of friendship, then offers his own take, drawing on personal experiences and an acute awareness of vast cultural shifts that have occurred11ocn668414533book2010Wellcome CollectionExchanges at the frontier : philosopher AC Grayling in conversation with some of the biggest names in scienceCard showing 5 circular radio transmitters (?) with trees behind advertising a series of five talks at Wellcome Collection ... 183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE. Those involve include: Kevin Marsh, Cynthia Kenyon, Brian Greene, Gwen Adshead and Christine van Broeckhoven+-+9629627535+-+9629627535Fri Mar 21 15:18:27 EDT 2014batch29274