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  • Thinkby Simon Blackburn

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 16.99 US$ 14.61

    This is a book about the big questions in life: knowledge, consciousness, fate, God, truth, goodness, justice. It is for anyone who believes there are big questions out there, but does not know how to approach them. Think sets out to explain what they are and why they are important.Simon Blackburn begins by putting forward a convincing case for the... more...

  • Being Goodby Simon Blackburn

    OUP Oxford 2002; US$ 9.99 US$ 8.59

    This is a very short introduction to ethics. It divides into three parts: first, introducing and discussing reasons for skepticism about ethics; second introducing themes of birth, death, happiness, desire and freedom to show how deeply our lives are interwoven with ethics; third, introducing attempts to found ethics, due to Aristotle, Kant, and the... more...

  • Modal Logicby Patrick Blackburn; Maarten de Rijke; Yde Venema

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 86.00 US$ 70.52

    A 2001 graduate text on modal logic, a field which has caught the attention of computer scientists, economists and computational linguists. more...

  • Intellectual Property and Innovation Management in Small Firmsby Robert Blackburn

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    Intellectual property protection is increasingly becoming a central issue for businesses. This book provides a wealth of original research on intellectual property management in small and medium sized enterprises, while also addressing the context of innovation and knowledge management. more...

  • Ethics: A Very Short Introductionby Simon Blackburn

    OUP Oxford 2003; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87

    Our self-image as moral, well-behaved creatures is dogged by scepticism, relativism, hypocrisy, and nihilism, by the fear that in a Godless world science has unmasked us as creatures fated by our genes to be selfish and tribalistic, or competitive and aggressive. In this 'sparklingly clear' (Guardian) introduction to ethics Simon Blackburn tackles... more...

  • Essays in Quasi-Realismby Simon Blackburn

    Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 64.99 US$ 55.89

    This volume collects some influential essays in which Simon Blackburn, one of our leading philosophers, explores one of the most profound and fertile of philosophical problems: the way in which our judgments relate to the world. This debate has centered on realism, or the view that what we say is validated by the way things stand in the world, and... more...

  • Women and the State in Modern Indonesiaby Susan Blackburn

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 29.00 US$ 23.78

    Susan Blackburn examines how Indonesian women have engaged with the state since they began to organise a century ago. more...

  • The Three of Usby Julia Blackburn

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00

    This is the story of three people: acclaimed writer Julia Blackburn; her father, Thomas - a poet and alcoholic with an addiction to barbiturates; and her mother, Rosalie - a flirtatious painter with no boundaries.After Julia's parents divorced, her mother took in male lodgers with the hope they would become her lovers. When one of the lodgers began... more...

  • Lustby Simon Blackburn

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 15.99 US$ 13.75

    Blackburn here offers a sharp-edged probe into the heart of lust, blending together insight from some of the world's greatest thinkers on sex, human nature, and our common cultural foibles. Blackburn takes a wide ranging, historical approach, discussing lust as viewed by Aristophanes and Plato, and lust in the light of the Stoic mistrust of emotion... more...

  • Himalayan Tribal Talesby Stuart Blackburn

    BRILL 2008; US$ 100.00

    Apatani oral tradition, in the eastern Himalayas, illustrates key cultural ideas, social practices and identity construction. A comparative analysis of Apatani stories reveals parallels across the extended eastern Himalayas, from Arunachal Pradesh to upland Southeast Asia and southwest China. more...