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- 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...
- Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 11.99
Philosophy Bites Again is a brand new selection of interviews from the popular podcast of the same name. It offers engaging and thought-provoking conversations with leading philosophers on a selection of major philosophical issues that affect our lives. Their subjects include pleasure, pain, and humour; consciousness and the self; free will, responsibility,... more...
- Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 14.57
On 25 October 1946, in a crowded room in Cambridge, Ludwig Wittgenstein and Karl Popper came face to face for the first and only time. The encounter lasted only ten minutes, and did not go well. Almost immediately, rumours started to spread around the world that the two philosophers had come to blows, armed with red-hot pokers . . . more...
- 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...
- 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...
- HarperCollins 2011; US$ 10.99
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...
- 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...
- Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 13.11
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, bigoted, paranoid and obsessive. And apparently unstoppable . . . 'It was thanks to Fischer's greed and weirdness that the... more...
- 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...
- Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 13.11
Jean-Jacques Rousseau - philosopher, novelist, composer, educationist, political provocateur - was on the run. He was fleeing intolerance, persecution, and enemies who proclaimed him a madman, dangerous to society. David Hume, the foremost philosopher in the English language, universally praised as a model of decency, came to his aid. He brought... more...