Philosophy Bites Back

Philosophy Bites Back

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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 modern thought of Wittgenstein, Rawls, and Derrida, this volume spans over two and a half millennia of western philosophy and illuminates its most fascinating ideas. Philosophy Bites was set up in 2007 by David Edmonds and Nigel Warburton. It has had over 12 million downloads, and is listened to all over the world.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 16mm | 300g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0198705964
  • 9780198705963
  • 254,414

About Research Associate David Edmonds

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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a stimulating introduction to thinkers and themes for students and general readers alike P D Smith, The Guardian

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Table of contents

Introduction: 'Who Is Your Favourite Philosopher?' ; 1. Mary Margaret McCabe on Socrates and the Paradox of Inquiry ; 2. Angie Hobbs on Plato on Erotic Love ; 3. Terence Irwin on Aristotle's Ethics ; 4. Anthony Kenny on Aquinas' Ethics ; 5. Quentin Skinner on Machiavelli's The Prince ; 6. Sarah Bakewell on Montaigne ; 7. A. C. Grayling on Descartes' Cogito ; 8. Susan James on Spinoza on the emotions ; 9. John Dunn on Locke on Toleration ; 10. John Campbell on Berkeley's Puzzle ; 11. Peter Millican on Hume's Significance ; 12. Nicholas Phillipson on Adam Smith on What Human Beings are Like ; 13. Melissa Lane on Rousseau on Modern Society ; 14. Richard Bourke on Edmund Burke on Politics ; 15. A. W. Moore on Kant's Metaphysics ; 16. Robert Stern on Hegel on Dialectic ; 17. Richard Reeves on Mill on Liberty ; 18. Clare Carlisle on Kierkegaard's Fear and Trembling ; 19. Aaron Ridley on Nietzsche on Art and Truth ; 20. Peter Singer on Henry Sidgwick's Ethics ; 21. Robert B. Talisse on the Pragmatists ; 22. Barry C. Smith on Wittgenstein ; 23. Hugh Mellor on Frank Ramsey on Truth ; 24. Mary Warnock on Sartre's Existentialism ; 25. Chandran Kukathas on Hayek ; 26. Jonathan Wolff on John Rawls ; 27. Robert Rowland Smith on Derrida on Forgiveness

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a stimulating introduction to thinkers and themes for students and general readers alike P D Smith, The Guardian

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