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Philosophy at 3 a.m. : questions and answers with 25 philosophers

Author: Richard Marshall
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2014.
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The appeal of philosophy has always been its willingness to speak to those pressing questions that haunt us as we make our way through life. What is truth? Could we think without language? Is materialism everything? But in recent years, philosophy has been largely absent from mainstream cultural commentary. Many have come to believe that the field is excessively technical and inward-looking and that it has little to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Philosophy at 3 a.m
(DLC) 2013027101
(OCoLC)859580302
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Marshall
ISBN: 9780199969548 019996954X
OCLC Number: 880147725
Notes: Interviews with 25 current thinkers conducted by Richard Marshall, as the interviewer on behalf of 3 a.m. magazine.
Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Brian Lleiter : Leiter reports --
Jason Stanley : philosophy as the great naïveté --
Eric Schwitzgebel : the splintered skeptic --
Mark Rowlands : hour of the wolf --
Eric T. olson : the philosopher with no hands --
Craig Callender : time lord --
Kieran Setiya : what Anscombe intended and other puzzles --
Kit Fine : metaphysical kit --
Patricia Churchland : causal machines --
Valerie Tiberius : mostly elephant, ergo --
Peter Carruthers : mind reader --
Joshua Knobe : indie rock virtues --
Alfred R. Mele : the four million dollar philosopher --
Graham Priest : logically speaking --
Ursula Renz: after Spinoza : wiser, freer, happier --
Cecile Fabre: on the intrinsic value of each of us --
Hilde Lindemann : no ethics without feminism --
Elizabeth S. Anderson : the new leveller --
Christine Korsgaard: treating people as end in themselves --
Michael Lynch : truth, reason and democracy --
Timothy Williamson : classical investigations --
Ernie Lepore : meaning, truth, language, reality --
Jerry Fodor : meaningful words without sense, and other revolutions --
Huw Price : without mirrors --
Gary Gutting : what philosophers know.
Other Titles: Philosophy at three a.m.
Responsibility: Richard Marshall.
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