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Edmonds, David 1964-

Overview
Works: 41 works in 146 publications in 8 languages and 6,302 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Miscellanea  History  Podcasts 
Classifications: B3376.W564, 192
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Most widely held works by David Edmonds
Wittgenstein's poker : the story of a ten-minute argument between two great philosophers by David Edmonds ( Book )
28 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 1,521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On October 25, 1946, in Cambridge, England, Ludwig Wittgenstein and Karl Popper came face-to-face for the first and only time. The encounter lasted just ten minutes, and did not go well. Their loud and aggressive confrontation became the stuff of instant legend. Almost immediately, rumors spread around the world that the two great philosophers had come to blows, armed with red-hot pokers. Twenty years later, when Popper wrote an account of the incident, he portrayed himself as the victor, provoking intense disagreement. Everyone present seems to have remembered events differently. What really happened in those ten minutes? And what does the violence of this brief exchange tell us about these two men, modern philosophy, and the significance of language in solving our philosophical problems? Wittgenstein's poker is an engaging mix of philosophy, history, biography, and literary detection
Philosophy bites by David Edmonds ( Book )
13 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 963 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
Rousseau's dog : two great thinkers at war in the Age of Enlightenment by David Edmonds ( Book )
12 editions published between 2006 and 2007 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 madman, dangerous to society. David Hume, now recognized as the foremost philosopher in the English language, was universally lauded as a paragon of decency. Having willingly put himself under Hume's protection, Rousseau, with his beloved dog, Sultan, took refuge in England, where he would find safety and freedom. Yet within months, the exile had accused Hume of plotting to dishonor him. The violence of Hume's response was totally out of character, and the resulting furor involved leading figures in British and French society, and became the talk of intellectual Europe. In Rousseau's Dog, David Edmonds and John Eidinow bring their engaging style and probing analysis to the bitter and very public quarrel that turned these two giants, 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. It is a story of two men whose writings would forever shape our world but whose personalities and ideas could scarcely have had less in common. It is also the story of reason and skepticism, as epitomized by Hume, colliding with the emotionalism and highly personalized confessional style pioneered by Rousseau. As brilliantly researched as it is briskly paced, Rousseau's Dog traces the path from the Age of Enlightenment to our own Age of Celebrity and, at its core, tells a most human tale of compassion, treachery, anger, and revenge
Bobby Fischer goes to war : how the Soviets lost the most extraordinary chess match of all time by David Edmonds ( Book )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 833 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 )
7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Philosophy bites back by David Edmonds ( Book )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Twenty-seven of today's leading philosophers each introduce and explore ideas from one of history's greatest minds" --Dust jacket
Caste wars a philosophy of discrimination by David Edmonds ( )
5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bobby Fischer goes to war : the true story of how the Soviets lost the most extraordinary chess match of all time by David Edmonds ( Book )
19 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the summer of 1972, with a presidential crisis stirring in the United States and the cold war at a pivotal point, two men--the Soviet world chess champion Boris Spassky and his American challenger Bobby Fischer--met in the most notorious chess match of all time. Their showdown in Reykjavik, Iceland, held the world spellbound for two months with reports of psychological warfare, ultimatums, political intrigue, cliffhangers, and farce to rival a Marx Brothers film. Thirty years later, David Edmonds and John Eidinow, authors of the national bestseller Wittgenstein's PokerBobby Fischer Goes to War is a biting deconstruction of the Bobby Fischer myth, a nuanced study on the art of brinkmanship, and a revelatory cold war tragicomedy
Wie Ludwig Wittgenstein Karl Popper mit dem Feuerhaken drohte : eine Ermittlung by David Edmonds ( Book )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in German and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bobby Fischer goes to war how the Soviets lost the most extraordinary chess match of all time by David Edmonds ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 41 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
Wei gen si tan de bo huo bang by Ai De Meng Zi ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in Chinese and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rousseau's dog by David Edmonds ( Book )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
De vloek van Wittgenstein : het onbesliste gevecht met Karl Popper by David Edmonds ( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in Dutch and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reconstructie van de enige en rampzalige ontmoeting van de Oostenrijkse filosofen Karl Popper (1902-1994) en Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951), in Cambridge in het najaar van 1946
Philosophy bites : 25 Philosophen sprechen über 25 große Themen by David Edmonds ( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in German and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
El Atizador de Wittgenstein : una jugada incompleta by David Edmonds ( Book )
3 editions published in 2001 in Spanish and held by 14 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 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beschrijving van de schaaktweekamp in 1972 in Reykjavik tussen de Amerikaan Bobby Fischer en de Rus Boris Spasski
La lite di Cambridge : quando (e perché) Ludwig Wittgenstein minacciò Karl Popper con un attizzatoio (mentre Bertrand Russell faceva da arbitro) by David Edmonds ( Book )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in Italian and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bobbi Fisher idet na voĭnu by David Edmonds ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in Russian and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Philosophy bites podcasts of top philosophers interviewed on bite-sized topics ( )
in English and held by 5 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
 
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Alternative Names
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
Languages
English (92)
German (14)
Italian (4)
Spanish (3)
Dutch (2)
Chinese (1)
Hebrew (1)
Russian (1)
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