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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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Product details

  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 136 x 200 x 24mm | 419.99g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0198702698
  • 9780198702696
  • 251,348

About Nigel Warburton

David Edmonds is an award-winning documentary maker for the BBC World Service. He is the author or co-author (with John Eidinow) of several books, including Wittgenstein's Poker (short-listed for the Guardian First Book Award), Bobby Fischer Goes To War (long-listed for the Samuel Johnson prize), and Rousseau's Dog (about the relationship between Jean-Jacques Rousseau and David Hume). He is currently a Research Associate at the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics at Oxford University and an Associate Editor for Prospect Magazine. 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 virtualphilosopher.com and artandallusion.com.

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Table of contents

JOY AND PAIN ; MORALITY ; MIND, SELF, AND IMAGINATION ; FREE WILL, RESPONSIBILITY, AND PUNISHMENT ; POLITICS ; METAPHYSICS, MEANING, AND REASON

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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

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Review Text

'Philosophy Bites Again' Is a True Philosophical Gourmet Pop Matters, Brice Ezell

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