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The whys of a philosophical scrivener

Author: Martin Gardner
Publisher: New York : Quill, 1983.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Gardner
ISBN: 0688020631 9780688020637 068802064X 9780688020644
OCLC Number: 9394205
Description: 453 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The world : why I am not a solipsist --
Truth : why I am not a pragmatist --
Science : why I am not a paranormalist --
Beauty : why I am not an aesthetic relativist --
Goodness : why I am not an ethical relativist --
Free will : why I am not a determinist or haphazardist --
The state : why I am not an anarchist --
The state : why I am not a Smithian --
Liberty : why I am not a Marxist --
The gods : why I am not a polytheist --
The all : why I am no a panthiest --
The proofs : why I do not believe God's existence can be demonstrated --
Faith : why I am not an atheist --
Prayer : why I do not think it foolish --
Evil : why? --
Evil : why we don't know why --
Immorality : why I am not resigned --
Immorality : why I do not think it strange --
Immorality : why I do not think it impossible --
Surprise : why I cannot take the world for granted --
Faith and the future : a prologue --
Notes --
Index.
Responsibility: Martin Gardner.

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Gentle walk through Gardner's personal philosophy

by vleighton (WorldCat user published 2012-07-18) Excellent Permalink

  Martin Gardner was best known as the author of decades of math columns in Scientific American. He was also known for his many collections of essays on science, the history of science, and the philosophy of science. He was active in efforts to debunk claims of pseudoscience, such as those of...
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