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The Latest Answers to the Oldest Questions: A Philosophical Adventure with the World's Greatest Thinkers (Paperback)
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The Latest Answers to the Oldest Questions: A Philosophical Adventure with the World's Greatest Thinkers (Paperback)

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Paperback 240 Pages / Published: 10/01/2008
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The work of the classic philosophers is well known. But what do contemporary thinkers say about what it is to be a human being? In his serious, challenging, and remarkably accessible new book, Nicholas Fearn turns to contemporary philosophers to ask the age old questions: Who am I? What do I know? What should I do? In his search for higher meaning, Fearn consults with thinkers from around the world (including John Searle, Martha Nussbaum, Peter Singer, Richard Rorty, Daniel Dennett, Noam Chomsky, Derek Parfit, Nick Bostrom, among many others) to create an impressive survey of recent thought. Variously, they believe that free will, identity, and consciousness are not what they seem; that the difference between virtue and wickedness can be a matter of sheer luck; and that, one day, we will all be vegetarians. Fearn discovers that the topics haven't changed, though our world has. Or has it? Moving deftly from pop culture to the writings of Plato, Philosophy is a brilliant and entertaining guide to the current state of the philosophical thought.

Publisher: Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press
ISBN: 9780802143471
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 298 g
Dimensions: 210 x 140 x 17 mm


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"A readable, challenging guide to the frontiers of thinking." -- Robert Hanks
"A serious yet readable overview of philosophy in modern times." -- Mary Furness
"Illuminating, profound and witty. Read it and be challenged to think differently about who and what you are." -- Raymond Tallis
"Highly readable and wide-ranging exploration . . . The writing is informative, witty and illustrated by vivid anecdotes." -- Mark Vernon
"Admirable, both in style and content." -- Hilary Putnam

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