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Key Philosophers in Conversation

1st Edition

Edited by Andrew Pyle

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272 pages

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Key Philosophers in Conversation is a fascinating collection of interviews presenting the ideas of some of the worlds leading contemporary philosophers. Each interview features a discussion with a key philosopher looking at philosophical issues such as; the philosophy of mind, ethics, science, political philosophy and the history of philosophy.

Those interviewed are; W.V.O Quine, Michael Dummet, Mary Warnock, Hilary Putnam, Alasdair MacIntyre, Daniel Dennett, Martha Nussbaum, Roger Scruton, Bernard Williams, Jean Hampton, Richard Dawkins, Derek Parfit, Peter Strawson, David Gauthier, Hugh Mellor, John Cottingham, Adam Morton, Stefan Korner, Richard Sorabji and Nancy Cartwright.

This book offers an excellent insight to contemporary philosophy and is ideal for anyone seeking an introduction to what is happening in Philosophy today.

Reviews

'Compelling reading … an ideal next step for anyone who has read a little philosophy and wants to get closer to where the action really is today' - Julian Baggini, The Philosophers' Magazine

'Each interview is prefaced with a short biographical note and the first three are each provided with a title summarising their main themes'

'The tone is direct and accessible, giving a good snapshot of views at the end of the century.' - Network

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PHI000000
PHILOSOPHY / General