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Edmonds, David 1964-

Overview
Works: 33 works in 235 publications in 12 languages and 9,706 library holdings
Genres: Miscellanea  Dictionaries  Interviews  History 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: B3376.W564, 192
Publication Timeline
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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 )

35 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 1,525 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
Bobby Fischer goes to war : how the Soviets lost the most extraordinary chess match of all time by David Edmonds( Book )

32 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 1,094 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 )

17 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,056 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
Philosophy bites by David Edmonds( Book )

19 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 956 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
The Oxford reverse dictionary by David Edmonds( Book )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"If you find that a word is on the tip of your tongue and you do not know where to start looking for it, then turn to the new Oxford Reverse Dictionary. With 31,000 entries drawn from an enormous range of subject areas, it's ideal for crosswords and other word games, and the perfect vocabulary builder. With information given on related adjectives, irregular plurals, and combining forms, you can create further words from the keywords and the terms associated with them."--Jacket
Rousseau's dog : two great thinkers at war in the Age of Enlightenment by David Edmonds( Book )

20 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 869 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
Philosophy bites back by David Edmonds( Book )

16 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Twenty-seven of today's leading philosophers each introduce and explore ideas from one of history's greatest minds"--Jacket
Philosophy bites again by David Edmonds( Book )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two philosophers behind a popular podcast present a second volume of conversations with leaders in the field on a variety of topics including free will, responsibility and punishment; pleasure, pain and humor; and the meaning of life and the afterlife
Caste wars : a philosophy of discrimination by David Edmonds( Book )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on the ethics of treating individuals as though they are members of groups. This book raises many questions, including: Why do we feel more strongly about discrimination on certain grounds than discrimination on other grounds? And more. It is useful for students of philosophy, especially those with an interest in applied ethics
Big ideas in social science by David Edmonds( Book )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Are human beings less violent than before? Why do we adopt certain moral and political judgements? Why is the gap between rich and poor getting bigger? How do we decide which criminal policies are effective? What is the Population Challenge for the 21st Century? What is social science? In Big Ideas in Social Science, David Edmonds and Nigel Warburton put these and more of our society’s burning questions to 18 of the world’s leading social scientists including Steven Pinker, Ann Oakley, Lawrence Sherman, Kate Pickett, Robert J. Shiller and Doreen Massey. The result is a collection of thought-provoking discussions that span the fields of sociology, politics, economics, criminology, geography and many more."--Publisher's description
Wie Ludwig Wittgenstein Karl Popper mit dem Feuerhaken drohte : eine Ermittlung by David Edmonds( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in German and held by 69 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 39 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 )

1 edition published in 2008 in German and held by 24 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 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Würden SIE den dicken Mann töten? : das Trolley-Problem und was uns Ihre Antwort über Richtig und Falsch verrät by David Edmonds( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in German and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stellen Sie sich folgende Situation vor: Eine führerlose Straßenbahn (Trolley) rast auf fünf an die Gleise gekettete Menschen zu. Diese werden sterben, wenn die Bahn nicht aufgehalten wird. Sie stehen auf einer Brücke, neben Ihnen ein dicker Mann. Wenn Sie ihn auf die Gleise schubsen, wird er sterben, die Straßenbahn jedoch aufgehalten und die fünf anderen Menschen gerettet werden. Wie würden Sie entscheiden? Im Trolley-Problem offenbart sich ein ethisches Dilemma: darf man einen Einzelnen töten, wenn man dadurch fünf Andere rettet? Das Gedankenexperiment, das erstmals von der Philosophin Philippa Foot formuliert wurde, sagt viel über unsere fundamentalen Werte. David Edmonds zeigt welche gesellschaftlichen Fragen dieses moralische Dilemma aufwirft - und welche Antworten die Philosophie und andere Disziplinen gefunden haben. (Quelle: www.buchhandel.de)
Uccideresti l'uomo grasso? : il dilemma etico del male minore by David Edmonds( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in Italian and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Would you kill the fat man? by David Edmonds( )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 16 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
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 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Weitegensitan de bo huo gun : liang wei da zhe xue jia shi fen zhong zheng chao de gu shi by David Edmonds( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in Chinese and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gai shu rong zhe xue,Li shi,Chuan ji yi ji zhen tan yu yi lu,Tong guo shi di diao cha he da liang fang tan,Zhong fan li shi xian chang,Po jie le zhong zhong mi tuan,Jiang gu shi de zhen xiang wei wei dao lai
O atiçador de Wittgenstein a história de uma discussão de dez minutos entre dois grandes filósofos by David Edmonds( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in Portuguese and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Wittgenstein's poker : the story of a ten-minute argument between two great philosophers
Alternative Names
David Edmonds British philosopher

Edmonds, Daiṿid 1964-

Edmonds, David J.

Edmonds, David J. 1964-

Ėdmonds, Dėvid 1964-

Ėdmons, Dėvid 1964-

Idmūndz, Dīwīd 1964-

אדמונדס, דייויד 1964-

에드먼즈, 데이비드 1964-

エドモンズ, デイヴィッド

エドモンズ, デヴィッド

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