Philosophy Bites Again

Philosophy Bites Again


By (author) Nigel Warburton, By (author) David Edmonds

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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Format: Hardback | 320 pages
  • Dimensions: 136mm x 200mm x 24mm | 420g
  • Publication date: 1 January 2015
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0198702698
  • ISBN 13: 9780198702696
  • Sales rank: 372,329

Product description

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, and punishment; the meaning of life and the afterlife. Everyone will find ideas in this book to fascinate, provoke, and inspire them. Philosophy Bites was set up in 2007 by David Edmonds and Nigel Warburton. It has, to date, over 20 million downloads, and is listened to all over the world.

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Author information

Nigel Warburton is a freelance philosopher, podcaster, and writer. His books include A Little History of Philosophy, Philosophy: the Basics, Thinking from A to Z, Philosophy: the Classics, The Art Question, and Free Speech: A Very Short Introduction. He runs several weblogs including and

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'Philosophy Bites Again' Is a True Philosophical Gourmet Pop Matters, Brice Ezell a testament to the vivacity and draw of contemporary philosophy. Publisher's Weekly A testament to the vivacity and draw of contemporary philosophy. The book is composed of 27 lively, thematic interviews with contemporary scholars from around the globe, providing an entry point for those interested in the philosophical implications of such eclectic issues as pain, free will, punishment, and a meaningful life. Publishers Weekly

Table of contents

The most impressive philosopher I've met... ; JOY AND PAIN ; 1. Thomas Hurka on Pleasure ; 2. Michael Tye on Pain ; 3. Noel Carroll on Humour ; MORALITY ; 4. Jeff McMahan on Moral Status ; 5. John Mikhail on Universal Moral Grammar ; 6. Raimond Gaita on Torture ; 7. Gary Francione on Animal Abolitionism ; MIND, SELF, AND IMAGINATION ; 8. Ned Block on Consciousness ; 9. Pat Churchland on Eliminative Materialism ; 10. Frank Jackson on What Mary Knew ; 11. Galen Strawson on the Sense of Self ; 12. Alison Gopnik on the Imagination ; FREE WILL, RESPONSIBILITY, AND PUNISHMENT ; 13. Daniel Dennett on Free Will Worth Wanting ; 14. Fiery Cushman on Moral Luck ; 15. Nicola Lacey on Criminal Responsibility ; 16. Victor Tadros on Punishment ; 17. Philip Pettit on Group Agency ; POLITICS ; 18. Susan Mendus on Toleration ; 19. Hillel Steiner on Exploitation ; 20. Rae Langton on Hate Speech ; 21. Nancy Fraser on Recognition ; 22. Tony Coady on Dirty Hands ; METAPHYSICS, MEANING, AND REASON ; 23. Kit Fine on What is Metaphysics? ; 24. Dan Sperber on the Enigma of Reason ; 25. Stephen Neale on Meaning and Interpretation ; 26. Susan Wolf on Meaning in Life ; 27. Samuel Scheffler on the Afterlife