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  • Caste Warsby David Edmonds

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    The central topic for this book is the ethics of treating individuals as though they are members of groups. The book raises many interesting questions, including: Why do we feel so much more strongly about discrimination on certain grounds ? e.g. of race and sex - than discrimination on other grounds? Are we right to think that discrimination... more...

  • Would You Kill the Fat Man?by David Edmonds

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 14.95

    A runaway train is racing toward five men who are tied to the track. Unless the train is stopped, it will inevitably kill all five men. You are standing on a footbridge looking down on the unfolding disaster. However, a fat man, a stranger, is standing next to you: if you push him off the bridge, he will topple onto the line and, although he will... more...

  • Contemporary Mexican Politicsby Emily Edmonds-Poli; David A. Shirk

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 38.99

    Now in a thoroughly updated edition, this comprehensive and engaging text explores contemporary Mexico's political development and examines the most important policy issues facing Mexico in the twenty-first century. The first half of the book begins with a broad historical overview leading to the 1910 Revolution, the emergence of the modern Mexican... more...

  • Bobby Fischer Goes to Warby David Edmonds; John Eidinow

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 11.99

    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... more...

  • Rousseau's Dogby David Edmonds; John Eidinow

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 12.99

    In 1766 philosopher, novelist, composer, and political provocateur Jean-Jacques Rousseau was a fugitive, decried by his enemies as a dangerous madman. Meanwhile David Hume?now recognized as the foremost philosopher in the English language?was being universally lauded as a paragon of decency. And so Rousseau came to England with his beloved dog, Sultan,... more...

  • Philosophy Bitesby David Edmonds; Nigel Warburton

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 11.99

    Philosophy Bites is a selection of the best interviews from the hugely successful podcast of the same name. Leading philosophers discuss a wide range of philosophical issues, from ethics to aesthetics to metaphysics, in a lively, informal, personal way. Time, infinity, evil, friendship, animals, wine, sport, tragedy - all human life is here.Philosophy... more...

  • Bobby Fischer Goes to Warby David Edmonds; John Eidinow

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 13.11

    'The most famous chess match of all time reconstructed in a style as compelling as that of a thriller.' Irish Times For decades, the USSR had dominated world chess. Evidence, according to Moscow, of the superiority of the Soviet system. But in 1972 along came the American, Bobby Fischer: insolent, arrogant, abusive, vain, greedy, vulgar,... more...

  • Philosophy Bites Backby David Edmonds; Nigel Warburton

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 15.99

    Philosophy Bites Back is the second book to come out of the hugely successful podcast Philosophy Bites. It presents a selection of lively interviews with leading philosophers of our time, who discuss the ideas and works of some of the most important thinkers in history. From the ancient classics of Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle, to the groundbreaking... more...

  • Phase Transformations in Steelsby Elena Pereloma; David V Edmonds

    Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 315.00

    The processing-microstructure-property relationships in steels continue to present challenges to researchers because of the complexity of phase transformation reactions and the wide spectrum of microstructures and properties achievable. This major two-volume work summarises the current state of research on phase transformations in steels and its implications... more...

  • Phase Transformations in Steelsby Elena Pereloma; David V Edmonds

    Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 315.00

    The processing-microstructure-property relationships in steels continue to present challenges to researchers because of the complexity of phase transformation reactions and the wide spectrum of microstructures and properties achievable. This major two-volume work summarises the current state of research on phase transformations in steels and its implications... more...