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The stone reader : modern philosophy in 133 arguments

Author: Peter Catapano
Publisher: New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, A division of W.W. Norton & Company, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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A collection of influential pieces originally published in the popular "New York Times" column explores subjects ranging from consciousness and morality to the gender divide and gun control, with an introduction about the column's founding and editorial process.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Catapano
ISBN: 9781631490712 1631490710
OCLC Number: 902661498
Description: xxii, 794 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Section I. Philosophy : New impressions of an old profession : What is a philosopher? / Simon Critchley ; The flight of curiosity / Justin E.H. Smith ; Philosophy as an art of dying / Costica Bradatan ; Philosophy: what's the use? / Gary Gutting ; In the cave: philosophy and addiction / Peg O'Connor ; Women in philosophy?: Do the math / Sally Haslanger ; What's wrong with philosophy? / Linda Martín Alcoff ; The disappearing women / Rae Langton ; The difficulty of philosophy / Alexander George ; The philosophical dinner party / Frieda Klotz ; When Socrates met Phaedrus: eros in philosophy / Simon Critchley --
The geography of philosophy : The Enlightenment's "race" problem and ours / Justin E.H. Smith ; Kung fu for philosophers / Peimin Ni ; Bridging the analytic-continental divide / Gary Gutting ; Of cannibals, kings and culture: the problem of ethnocentricity / Adam Etinson ; Found in translation / Hamid Dabashi ; Born again in a second language / Costica Bradatan ; Philosophy's western bias / Justin E.H. Smith --
Rethinking thinkers : Spinoza's vision of freedom, and ours / Steven Nadler ; Of Hume and bondage / Simon Blackburn ; A feminist Kant / Carol Hay ; Sartre and Camus in New York / Andy Martin ; Kierkegaard's Antigone / Ulrika Carlsson ; Freud's radical talking / Benjamin Y. Fong ; Was Wittgenstein right? / Paul Horwich --
Old problems, new spins : Experiments in philosophy / Joshua Knobe ; Your move: the maze of free will / Galen Strawson ; The limits of the coded world / William Egginton ; On modern time / Espen Hammer ; Logic and neutrality / Timothy Williamson ; Paradoxical truth / Graham Priest ; The drama of existentialism / Gary Gutting ; Reasons for reason / Michael P. Lynch ; Reclaiming the imagination / Timothy Williamson ; Are there natural human rights? / Michael Boylan --
Philosophy, literature and life : Is philosophy literature? / Jim Holt ; Does great literature make us better? / Gregory Currie ; Stormy weather: blues in winter / Avital Ronell ; Poetry, medium and message / Ernie Lepore ; Boxing lessons / Gordon Marino ; The practical and the theoretical / Jason Stanley ; The meaningfulness of lives / Todd May ; The spoils of happiness / David Sosa --
Section II. Science : Can science explain everything? : What is naturalism? / Timothy Williamson ; Why I am a naturalist / Alex Rosenberg ; On ducking challenges to naturalism / Timothy Williamson ; The core of Mind and cosmos / Thomas Nagel ; Things fall apart / Philip Kitcher --
The evolution of right and wrong : Moral camouflage or moral monkeys? / Peter Railton ; Evolution and our inner conflict / Edward O. Wilson ; If peas can talk, should we eat them? / Michael Marder ; The future of moral machines / Colin Allen ; Cambridge, cabs and Copenhagen: my route to existential risk / Huw Price --
Where is my mind? Mary and the zombies: can science explain consciousness? / Gary Gutting ; A real science of mind / Tyler Burge ; Out of our brains / Andy Clark ; Do thrifty brains make better minds? / Andy Clark. Blinded by neuroscience? : Bursting the neuro-utopian bubble / Benjamin Y. Fong ; Bodies in motion: an exchange / Alex Rosenberg and William Egginton ; Is neuroscience the death of free will? / Eddy Nahmias ; Is the "dumb jock" really a nerd? / Jason Stanley and John W. Krakauer --
The social impact of science : Learning how to die in the Anthropocene / Roy Scranton ; Can neuroscience challenge Roe v. Wade? / William Egginton ; Depression and the limits of psychiatry / Gary Gutting ; Why are states so red and blue? / Steven Pinker ; The enigma of Chinese medicine / Stephen T. Asma ; The dangers of pseudoscience / Massimo Pigluicci and Maarten Boudry --
Can we live with uncertainty? : Nothing to see here: demoting the uncertainty principle / Craig Callender ; The dangers of certainty: a lesson from Auschwitz / Simon Critchley ; The riddle of the human species / Edward O. Wilson --
Section III. Religion and morals : What is faith? : Philosophy and faith / Gary Gutting ; Mystery and evidence / Tim Crane ; The rigor of love / Simon Critchley ; Does it matter whether God exists? / Gary Gutting ; The importance of the afterlife: seriously / Samuel Scheffler --
The varieties of religious disagreement : In praise of the clash with cultures / Carlos Fraenkel ; What's wrong with blasphemy? / Andrew F. March ; Why I love Mormonism / Simon Critchley ; An imperfect God / Yoram Hazony ; The politics of the binding of Issac / Omri Boehm ; On questioning the Jewish State / Joseph Levine ; The freedom of faith: a Christmas sermon / Simon Critchley --
Morality's God problem : Good minus God / Louise M. Antony ; Morals without God? / Frans de Waal ; The sacred and the humane / Anat Biletzki ; Confessions of an ex-moralist / Joel Marks ; Are we ready for a "morality pill"? / Peter Singer and Agata Sagan ; The light at the end of suffering / Peg O'Conner --
Some hard moral cases : The maze of moral relativism / Paul Boghossian ; Is pure altruism possible? / Judith Lichtenberg ; The living death of solitary confinement / Lisa Guenther ; Should this be the last generation? / Peter Singer ; The meat eaters / Jeff McMahan ; Think before you breed / Christine Overall ; On forgiveness / Charles L. Griswold ; Questions for free-market moralists / Amia Srinivasan ; The myth of universal love / Stephen T. Asma --
Section IV. Society : Economics and politics : Hegel on Wall Street / J.M. Bernstein ; What is economics good for? / Alex Rosenberg and Tyler Curtain ; The taint of "social Darwinism" / Philip Kitcher ; The veil of opulence / Benjamin Hale ; Dependents of the state / Amia Srinivasan ; The failure of rational choice philosophy / John McCumber ; Mandela's socialist failure / Slavoj Žižek ; When hope tramples truth / Roger Scruton --
The modern family : Is forced fatherhood fair? / Laurie Shrage ; "Mommy wars" redux: a false conflict / Amy Allen ; When culture, power and sex collide / Linda Martín Alcoff ; Lady power / Nancy Bauer ; The end of "marriage" / Laurie Shrage --
Black, white or other : Fugitive slave mentality / Robert Gooding-Williams ; Walking while Black in the "white gaze" / George Yancy ; Getting past the outrage of race / Gary Gutting ; A lesson from Cuba on race / Alejandro de la Fuente ; Is the United States a "racial democracy" / Jason Staley and Vesla Weaver ; What if we occupied language? / H. Samy Alim ; Does immigration mean "France is over"? / Justin E.H. Smith --
Freedom from the barrel of a gun : Who needs a gun? / Gary Gutting ; The weapons continuum / Michael Boylan ; The freedom of an armed society / Firmin DeBrabander ; Is American nonviolence possible? / Todd May ; The moral hazard of drones / John Kaag and Sarah Kreps ; A crack in the stoic's armor / Nancy Sherman ; Rethinking the "just war" / Jeff McMahan --
This American life : The gospel according to "me" / Simon Critchley and Jamieson Webster ; Deluded individualism / Firmin DeBrabander ; The very angry tea party / J.M. Bernstein ; Is our patriotism moral? / Gary Gutting ; The cycle of revenge / Simon Critchley ; What is a "hacktivist"? / Peter Ludlow ; The myth of "just do it" / Barbara Gail Montero ; How to live without irony / Christy Wampole ; Navigating past nihilism / Sean D. Kelly.
Responsibility: edited and introduced by Peter Catapano and Simon Critchley.

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