Philosophy: All That Matters / Edition 1

Philosophy: All That Matters / Edition 1

by Julian Baggini
     
 

ISBN-10: 1444155830

ISBN-13: 9781444155839

Pub. Date: 11/16/2012

Publisher: Quercus

What's the point of it all? In Philosophy: All That Matters, bestselling philosopher Julian Baggini shows how abstract ideas feed into the most important existential questions of all. He tells the story of Philosophy, bringing together and interlinking all its different areas, to create what is perhaps the first non-historical narrative of the

Overview

What's the point of it all? In Philosophy: All That Matters, bestselling philosopher Julian Baggini shows how abstract ideas feed into the most important existential questions of all. He tells the story of Philosophy, bringing together and interlinking all its different areas, to create what is perhaps the first non-historical narrative of the subject-one that takes you right to its heart.
It places philosophy firmly at the centre of what makes us human. From ethics and metaphysics, to the philosophy of science and religion, Baggini explains what makes us different to other species, why philosophy lies at the heart of that difference, and why that matters.

This accessible and readable book will appeal to both students and general readers, giving a fascinating taste of philosophy-and what matters most within it.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781444155839
Publisher:
Quercus
Publication date:
11/16/2012
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
1,068,202
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vi

About the Author vii

1 Why philosophy matters 1

2 In Search of truth 9

3 Representing reality 25

4 Ultimate reality 39

5 Modelling the universe 55

6 Surveying the heavens 67

7 Who and what are we? 79

8 The value of art 99

9 States and nature 89

10 Doing right and doing well 109

11 The meaning of life 123

Appendix: 100 Ideas 135

Index 147

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