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Edmonds, David 1964-

Overview
Works: 24 works in 181 publications in 14 languages and 8,212 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Miscellanea  History  Podcasts  Biography 
Roles: Author
Classifications: B72, 192
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David Edmonds
Philosophy bites by David Edmonds( Book )

28 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 1,784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edmonds and Warburton challenged some of the world's leading philosophers to hold forth on their favorite topics for their podcast, Philosophy bites. The result is a book that give unexpected insights into hot topics spanning ethics, politics, metaphysics, aesthetics, and the meaning of life
Wittgenstein's poker : the story of a ten-minute argument between two great philosophers by David Edmonds( Book )

61 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in 12 languages and held by 1,670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On October 25, 1946, in Cambridge, England, the great twentieth-century philosophers Ludwig Wittgenstein and Karl Popper came face to face for the first and only time. The meeting--which lasted ten minutes--did not go well. Their loud and aggressive confrontation became the stuff of instant legend, but precisely what happened during that brief confrontation remained for decades the subject of intense disagreement. An engaging mix of philosophy, history, biography, and literary detection, Wittgenstein's Poker explores, through the Popper/Wittgenstein confrontation, the history of philosophy in the twentieth century."--P. [4] of cover
Bobby Fischer goes to war : how the Soviets lost the most extraordinary chess match of all time by David Edmonds( Book )

25 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and German and held by 1,075 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the 1972 chess match between Soviet chess champion Boris Spassky and American challenger Bobby Fischer offers insight into the personalities of the contenders and identifies the roles of Henry Kissinger, the KGB, and other forces in the match
Would you kill the fat man? : the trolley problem and what your answer tells us about right and wrong by David Edmonds( Book )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 967 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, David Edmonds, coauthor of the best-selling Wittgenstein's Poker, tells the riveting story of why and how philosophers have struggled with the ethical dilemma posed by the trolley problem. In the process, he provides an entertaining and informative tour through the history of moral philosophy
Rousseau's dog : two great thinkers at war in the Age of Enlightenment by David Edmonds( Book )

18 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1766 Jean-Jacques Rousseau--philosopher, novelist, composer, educational and political provocateur--was on the run from intolerance, persecution, and enemies who decried him as a danger to society. David Hume, the foremost philosopher in the English language, was universally lauded as a paragon of decency. Putting himself under Hume's protection, Rousseau, with his beloved dog, Sultan, took refuge in England. Yet within months, the exile had accused Hume of plotting to dishonor him. The violence of Hume's response was totally out of character; the resulting furor involved leading figures in British and French society, and became the talk of intellectual Europe. Here, journalists Edmonds and Eidinow probe the bitter and very public quarrel that turned the most influential thinkers of the Age of Enlightenment into the deadliest of foes. The result is a story of celebrity and its price, of shameless spin, of destroyed reputations and shattered friendships.--From publisher description
Caste wars : a philosophy of discrimination by David Edmonds( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The central topic for this book is the ethics of treating individuals as though they are members of groups. The book raises many interesting questions, including: Why do we feel so much more strongly about discrimination on certain grounds - e.g. of race and sex - than discrimination on other grounds? Are we right to think that discrimination based on these characteristics is especially invidious? What should we think about 'rational discrimination' - 'discrimination' which is based on sound statistics? To take just one of dozens of examples from the book. Suppose a landlord turns away a prospective tenant, because this prospective tenant is of a particular ethnicity - arguing that statistics show that one in four of this group have been shown in the past to default on their rent. That seems clearly unfair to people of this ethnicity. But we are routinely being judged in this way - not just on the basis of our ethnicity, but assumptions are made about us and decisions taken about us based on our gender, religion, job, post-code, hobbies, blood-group, nationality, etc.; Now suppose that another landlord turns away a convicted criminal, arguing that one in four of convicted criminals have been shown to be unreliable rent payers. Is our intuition the same as before? Should it be? This book is suitable for all students of philosophy, especially those with an interest in applied ethics
Bobby Fischer goes to war how the Soviets lost the most extraordinary chess match of all time by David Edmonds( Recording )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For two months in 1972, the world watched, spellbound, as Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky dueled for supremacy in chess. The match was as much about chess as it was a contest between the dysfunctional, manipulative Fischer and tournament officials; between the free-spirited Spassky who distrusted the Soviet system and the entrenched Soviet bureaucracy that grudgingly supported him; and between the ideologies of communism and free enterprise
Rousseaus Hund : zwei Philosophen, ein Streit und das Ende aller Vernunft by David Edmonds( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in German and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophy bites : 25 Philosophen sprechen über 25 große Themen by David Edmonds( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in German and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bobby Fischer trekt ten strijde : 2 schakers, 2 supermachten en de Koude Oorlog by David Edmonds( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in Dutch and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beschrijving van de schaaktweekamp in 1972 in Reykjavik tussen de Amerikaan Bobby Fischer en de Rus Boris Spasski
Would you kill the fat man? by David Edmonds( )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A train is racing toward five men, tied to the track. Unless the train is stopped, it will inevitably kill all five men. If a fat man is pushed onto the line, although he will die, his body will stop the train, saving five lives. Would you kill the fat man' As David Edmonds shows, answering the question is far more complex, and important, than it first appears. In fact, how we answer it tells us a great deal about right and wrong. ' This is a highly engaging book. David Edmonds' reflections are full of insight' ROGER CRISP, University of Oxford
Auf den Schultern von Riesen 27 Philosophen sprechen über ihre Lieblingsphilosophen by David Edmonds( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in German and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uccideresti l'uomo grasso? : il dilemma etico del male minore by David Edmonds( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in Italian and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bobbi Fisher idet na voĭnu by David Edmonds( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in Russian and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Would you kill the fat man? : the trolley problem and what your answer tells us about right and wrong by David Edmonds( Recording )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A runaway train is racing toward five men who are tied to the track. Unless the train is stopped, it will inevitably kill all five men. You are standing on a footbridge looking down on the unfolding disaster. However, a fat man, a stranger, is standing next to you: If you push him off the bridge, he will topple onto the line and, although he will die, his chunky body will stop the train, saving five lives. Would you kill the fat man? David Edmonds tells the story of why and how philosophers have struggled with this ethical dilemma, providing an informative tour through the history of moral philosophy
Philosophy bites podcasts of top philosophers interviewed on bite-sized topics( )

in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"To date, the site features some 140 conversations, around 15 minutes long, with leading professional philosophers chiefly in the U.S. and Britain. Striking a fine balance between accessibility and rigor, the conversations are both expository and probing, providing introductions to an extensive range of topics in an exemplary spirit of exchange that recalls the hallowed dialogical roots of the discipline"--Choice, April 2011
Caste wars : the morality of treating individuals as though they are members of groups by David Edmonds( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pogrzebacz Wittgensteina : opowieść o dziesięciominutowym sporze między dwoma wielkimi filozofiami by David Edmonds( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in Polish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roussseau's dog : two great thinkers at war in the Age of Enlightenment by David Edmonds( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bobby Fischer va alla guerra : Fischer-Spasskij : il titolo mondiale di scacchi e la guerra fredda by David Edmonds( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in Italian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
David Edmonds British philosopher

Edmonds, Daiṿid 1964-

Edmonds, David J.

Edmonds, David J. 1964-

Ėdmonds, Dėvid 1964-

Idmūndz, Dīwīd 1964-

אדמונדס, דייויד 1964-

エドモンズ, デヴィッド

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Wittgenstein's poker : the story of a ten-minute argument between two great philosophersBobby Fischer goes to war : how the Soviets lost the most extraordinary chess match of all timeRousseau's dog : two great thinkers at war in the Age of EnlightenmentCaste wars : a philosophy of discriminationBobby Fischer goes to war how the Soviets lost the most extraordinary chess match of all timeRoussseau's dog : two great thinkers at war in the Age of Enlightenment