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- Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 9.99
This introduction to ethics tackles the major moral questions surrounding birth, death, happiness, desire and freedom, showing us how we should think about the meaning of life, and how we should mistrust the soundbite-sized absolutes that often dominate moral debates. more...
- Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 59.99
This volume collects together the author's pioneering essays on "quasi-realism", a philosophical position he first introduced in 1980 which has become a distinctive and much discussed option in metaphysics and ethics. more...
- Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 13.99
A distinguished philosopher illuminates the age-old war over truth between one side that believes in plain, unvarnished facts and the other side that believes that judgment is clouded with false notions of absolute truth, in an exploration of the long-standing philosophical battle. more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2004; US$ 14.99
Lust, says Simon Blackburn, is furtive, headlong, always sizing up opportunities. It is a trail of clothing in the hallway, the trashy cousin of love. But be that as it may, the aim of this delightful book is to rescue lust "from the denunciations of old men of the deserts, to deliver it from the pallid and envious confessor and the stocks and... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2006; Not Available
This important book is about truth, and the enemies of truth, and the wars that are fought between them. As Simon Blackburn says in his introduction, "the ground is complicated, strewn with abandoned fortresses and trenches, fought over by shifting alliances". Truth is an essential sure-footed guide through the territory, from classical to modern... more...
- OUP Oxford 1999; US$ 20.99
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...
- OUP Oxford 2001; US$ 13.99
It is not only in our dark hours that scepticism, relativism, hypocrisy, and. nihilism dog ethics. Whether it is a matter of giving to charity, or sticking to. duty, or insisting on our rights, we can be confused, or be paralysed by the fear. that our principles are groundless. Many are afraid that in a Godless world science. has unmasked us as creatures... more...
- Atlantic Books Ltd 2012; US$ 7.28
Plato is perhaps the most significant philosopher who has ever lived and The Republic, composed in Athens in about 375BC, is widely regarded as his most famous dialogue. Its discussion of the perfect city - and the perfect mind - laid the foundations for Western culture and, for over two thousand years, has been the cornerstone of Western philosophy.... more...
- Quercus 2011; US$ 21.83
The Big Questions series is designed to let renowned experts confront the 20 most fundamental and frequently asked questions of a major branch of science or philosophy. Each 3000-word essay simply and concisely examines a question that has eternally perplexed enquiring minds, and provides answers from history's great thinkers. This ambitious project... more...