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101 Philosophy Problems

Author : Martin Cohen
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Does Farmer Field really know his prize cow, Daisy, is in the field? When is an unexpected exam not wholly unexpected? Are all bachelors (really) unmarried? Martin Cohen's 101 Philosophy Problems, Fourth Edition introduces philosophy in an entertaining but informative and stimulating way. Using philosophical puzzles, conundrums and paradoxes he skilfully unwraps some of the mysteries of the subject, from what we know - or think we know - to brainteasing thought experiments about ethics, science and the nature of the mind. For the Fourth Edition there are many new problems, including Maxwell's Moving Magnets, Einstein Changes Train Times, and Zeno's Paradox of Place; as well as two brand new sections including puzzles such as Lorenz's Waterywheel, and the Battle for Fractal Farm, and perplexing ethical dilemmas. The book has been extensively revised to bring it up to date with new developments in philosophy and society. With an updated glossary of helpful terms and possible solutions to the problems at the end of the book, 101 Philosophy Problems is essential reading for anyone coming to philosophy for the first time.

101 Ethical Dilemmas

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Will meat eaters get into heaven? Do trees have rights? Is it ever right to design a baby? What would you do? Would you always do the right thing? Is there a right thing? In this second edition of his thought-provoking and highly engaging introduction to ethics, Martin Cohen brings us eleven brand new ethical dilemmas including: The Dodgy Donor Clinic The Famous Footbridge Dilemma The Human Canonball. From overcrowded lifeboats to the censor's pen, Martin Cohen's stimulating and amusing dilemmas reveal the subtleties, complexities and contradictions that make up the rich tapestry of ethics. From DIY babies and breeding experiments to 'Twinkies courtroom drama' and Newgate Prison, there is a dilemma for everyone. This book may not help you become a good person, but at least you will have had a good think about it.

101 Philosophy Problems

Author : Martin Cohen
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A fresh and original introduction to philosophy, written in a clear and entertaining style. The first part of the book presents philosophical problems, the second part contains solutions and further discussions.

Philosophical Tales

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Enlightening and entertaining, Philosophical Tales examinesa few of the fascinating biographical details of history’sgreatest philosophers (alas, mostly men) and highlights theircontributions to the field. By applying the true philosophicalapproach to philosophy itself, the text provides us with arefreshing 'alternative history' of philosophy. Opens up new philosophical debate by applying the truephilosophical approach to philosophy itself Provides summaries of the most celebrated and philosophicallyinteresting tales, their backgrounds, and assessments of theleading players Explores philosophers and schools of thought in one keyphilosophical text to supply a solid grounding in philosophicalideas and individuals Shakes some of the foundations of philosophy with the aim ofencouraging the reinvigoration of philosophy itself

Paradigm Shift

Author : Martin Cohen
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Why do giraffes have long necks? It can't really be for reaching tasty leaves since their main food is ground level bushes, tidy though that explanation would be. And how does relativity theory cope with the fact that the observable universe defies prediction by being far too small and anything but homogeneous? By inventing a vastly larger, but invisible, universe. And what exactly should we make of the scientists who claim to be witnessing thought itself, when the changes of blood flow in the brain that they observe are a thousand times slower than the neuronal activity it is supposed to reveal? A little scepticism is in order. Yet if philosophers of science, from Thomas Kuhn to Paul Feyerabend, have argued that science is a more haphazard process, driven by political fashion and short-term economic self-interest, today almost everyone seems to assume it is a vast jigsaw of interlocking facts pieced slowly but steadily together by expert practitioners. In this witty but profound 21st-century update on the issues, Martin Cohen offers vital clues for understanding not only the way knowledge develops, but also into the dangers of accepting too readily or too uncritically the claims of experts of all kinds - even philosophical ones! The claims are invariably presented as objective fact, yet are rooted in human subjectivity.

Wittgenstein s Beetle and Other Classic Thought Experiments

Author : Martin Cohen
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Wittgenstein’s Beetle and Other Classic Thought Experiments invites readers to participate actively in discovering the surprisingly powerful and fruitful tradition of "thought experiments." Gives a lively presentation of an "A to Z" of 26 fascinating and influential thought experiments from philosophy and science Presents vivid and often humorous discussion of the experiments, including strengths and weaknesses, historical context, and contemporary uses Provides a "how to" section for engaging in thought experiments Includes illustrations, mini-biographies, and suggestions for further reading.

Philosophy For Dummies

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Philosophy For Dummies is a complete crash-course in philosophical thought, covering key philosophers, philosophical history and theory and the big questions that affect us today. Tying in with standard UK curricula and including core topics such as logic, ethics and political philosophy, this impartial, expert guide cuts through the jargon to give you the facts.

Essentials Of Philosophy and Ethics

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An important resource for those needing to understand the key concepts in philosophy and ethics and their relevance to current issues. It covers a wide range of philosophical ideas including often-neglected non-European traditions such as African philosophies and Islamic ethics.

Political Philosophy

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This uniquely accessible introduction to political philosophy explores a 'history of civilization' from Plato to Mao.

Wise And Not So Wise Advice from the Great Philosophers on Everyday Life

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Ten thought-provoking 'life lessons' based on seventy-five tasty tit-bits of philosophy, drawn from the writings of the greats. 'How To Live' offers not only tips on life's eternal questions but a tasty entree into philosophy."

The Leader s Bookshelf

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Which books inspired some of the world’s most successful people – and why? Come on a journey of literary exploration and find out how books can impact your life. It turns out that the life stories of many famous people start out with a particular book that inspired them when young. Here, Martin Cohen explores the lives of some remarkable people – inventors, scientists, business gurus and political leaders – and the books that have challenged, inspired, and influenced them. And so exploring the ideas, dreams and inspirations that this diverse group shared is at the heart of this book too. Inspiration, in particular, is the thread that ties together individuals with characters and backgrounds as diverse as Jane Goodall and Barack Obama, Malcolm X and Judge Clarence Thomas, Oprah Winfrey and Malala Yousafzai, Rachel Carson and Frans Lanting. Often, behind many tales of achievement lies much more than a collection of smart tactics. There are beliefs and values that guide many a grand strategy, too. And the strategies are often very different, which if you think about it, shouldn’t come as a surprise. If there really were just one recipe for success, well, everyone would be using it already. No, the thing that unifies these disparate approaches is that they all provided for their owners a kind of conceptual grid onto which a wide range of day-to-day creative, scientific, or business practices are able to develop and grow. For Sergey Brin and Larry Page, the founders of Google, for example, the grid was Charles Darwin’s notions of natural mutation and iteration. With Henry Ford, the man who pioneered the method of the assembly line, the grid was an obscure, ethereal theory of life as a sequence of reincarnations. And for both Oprah Winfrey and Steve Jobs, the grid was existentialist ideas about the pursuit of authenticity. In all these cases, a grand, indeed often philosophical, theory meshed perfectly with a practical business strategy. All of these remarkable people, and the books that most inspired them, are explored in this book.

How to Love

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MAKE LOVE LIKE A PHILOSOPHER "Family Values, Sex and a little bit of Philosophy" If anyone can teach us about love, it really ought to be the great philosophers. But of course, being a lover of wisdom and a wise lover are two very different things. Just consider these famous philosophical chat-up-lines: " * Are you interested in immortality?" Diotima, a lady who, according to Plato, greatly impressed Socrates " Do you have your sexual appetites under control? I do." Kant, his advice to young people generally. And: " Would you like to share my grapes?" Schopenhauer, who actually used this line (unsuccessfully) to chat up a young lady. For better or (more likely) for worse, here are some of philosophy's most celebrated ideas and arguments on love and relationships.

How to Eat

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EAT LIKE A PHILOSOPHER "Ancient health tips, cheese, and a dash of philosophy" What would the great French 'Romantic' philosopher, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, have made as a tasty entree for nights of passion? Why, cold strawberry soup of course. Could supping regularly on that Scottish speciality, Sheep's Head broth, have given David Hume, his unique insights into science and philosophy? And what's the ethical alternative to a barbecue featuring dog burgers and fried grasshoppers? For better or (more likely) for worse, here are some of philosophy's best recipes and worst arguments about food and what to eat.

101 Dilemmas for the Armchair Philosopher

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Die Kaapse bibliotekaris

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Smith s Wealth of Nations

Author : Martin Cohen
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This lively account explores the structures and main themes of Adam Smith's celebrated work, and locates it in its historical and social context. In addition, the author summarizes key ideas and concepts, and fairly assesses Smith's recommendations for political and economic policy.

Critical Thinking Skills For Dummies

Author : Martin Cohen
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Use critical thinking in your assignments to achieve higher grades Have you ever received feedback suggesting you need to enhance your critical thinking skills? Then this book is for you! Developing strong critical thinking skills provides a solid foundation for academic success, and Critical Thinking Skills For Dummies was written specifically with you—a student—in mind, offering an accessible and unintimidating introduction to what can otherwise be a pretty complex topic. Inside, you′ll get hands–on, accessible and active exercises that you can put to work today to improve your grades and stand head–and–shoulders above your peers. With this fun and friendly guide, you′ll get plain–English instruction on how to identify other people′s arguments and conclusions, evaluate evidence and interpret and produce your arguments more effectively. You′ll also find expert tips and guidance on reading between the lines to identify false assumptions, drawing conclusions about whether arguments are valid or justified, applying critical thinking to assignments and so much more. Provides exercises for developing your reflective thinking skills Offers expert guidance on improving your critical analysis Explains in an easy–to–follow manner how to construct effective arguments Demonstrates how developing strong critical thinking skills is a proven path to success as a student If you′re undertaking reviews, research projects and critical analysis, Critical Thinking Skills For Dummies arms you with everything you need to apply well–seasoned critical thinking to your work in order to succeed.

Cornell University Description of Courses

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Problems of political philosophy

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Wayne State University Bulletin

Author : Detroit. Graduate School Wayne University
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