Making Sense: Philosophy Behind the Headlines / Edition 1

Making Sense: Philosophy Behind the Headlines / Edition 1

by Julian Baggini
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0192805061

ISBN-13: 9780192805065

Pub. Date: 11/01/2003

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

In Making Sense, Julian Baggini examines the philosophical issues and disputes that lie behind such news stories as the Clinton-Lewinsky affair, the war against terrorism, the siege at Waco, genetically modified foods, and advances in human therapeutic cloning.
Baggini, founding editor of the highly popular Philosopher's Magazine, shows how we can use the

Overview

In Making Sense, Julian Baggini examines the philosophical issues and disputes that lie behind such news stories as the Clinton-Lewinsky affair, the war against terrorism, the siege at Waco, genetically modified foods, and advances in human therapeutic cloning.
Baggini, founding editor of the highly popular Philosopher's Magazine, shows how we can use the techniques of philosophy and the insights of its greatest practitioners to understand the issues behind the headlines. He explains the proper role of philosophy in such inquiries, showing both the limits and the reach of the philosophical analysis of current affairs, and also argues that applying philosophy to news stories can and should inform our wider understanding—what we know, believe, and value.
Baggini covers themes such as war, truth, morality, the environment, religious faith, the ending of life, and the meaning of value. He weaves philosophy and current affairs to create a compelling narrative that challenges how we make sense both of the world around us and of our own beliefs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192805065
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/01/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 5.40(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Philosophy behind the headlines

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