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by Rene Descartes
Descartes' <i>Discourse on Method</i> has long been regarded as a seminal contribution to modern philosophy. We can now see that it is also one of the key texts in the 'scientific revolution' of the seventeenth century. Rene Descartes ...
by Rene Descartes
René Descartes was a central figure in the scientific revolution of the seventeenth century. In his Discourse on Method he outlined the contrast between mathematics and experimental sciences, and the extent to which each one can achieve ...
Reality Is Not What It Seems
by Nicolas Michaud
<p><p>In Discworld, unlike our own frustrating Roundworld, everything makes sense. The world is held up by elephants <span style="line-height: 1.45em;">standing on the back of a swimming turtle who knows where he’s going, the sun goes round
by Slavoj Zizek
The concept of disparity has long been a topic of obsession and argument for philosophers but Slavoj Zizek would argue that what disparity and negativity could mean, might mean and should mean for us and our lives has never been more hotly ...
by Jacques;Johnson, Barbara Derrida
Jacques Derrida (1930-2004) is one of the best known 20th century philosophers and is regarded as the founder of the Deconstruction movement. His work continues to be hugely influential across the humanities and social sciences and his impact on
by Jacques Ranciere
<i>Dissenting Words</i> is a lively and engaging collection of interviews that span the length of Jacques Ranci re 's trajectory, from the critique of Althusserian Marxism and the work on proletarian thinking in the nineteenth century to the ...
The Factions of Life
by Courtland Lewis
<p>Courtland Lewis has scoured the planet to bring together the most talented faction members, factionless, and even a few from the Bureau to discuss the philosophy of <i>Divergent</i>.<br><br><i>Divergent and Philosophy</i> begins by ...
Parfit on Objectivity
by Peter Singer
In the first two volumes of On What Matters Derek Parfit argues that there are objective moral truths, and other normative truths about what we have reasons to believe, and to want, and to do. In defending his view, Parfit argues that if there ...
Effective Altruism and a Radical New Way to Make a Difference
by William MacAskill
A radical reassessment of how we can most effectively help others by a rising star of philosophy and leading social entrepreneur. ...
The Sceptic's Guide to Life
by Richard Wilson
Turned off by pseudo-science, moral panics, conspiracy theories or 1,001 ways to discover the inner you? Richard Wilson offers a balm - sceptics of the world, unite! ...
by Anthony Gottlieb
In a short period - from the early 1640s to the eve of the French Revolution - Descartes, Hobbes, Spinoza, Locke, Leibniz, and Hume all made their mark on Western thought. <i>The Dream of Enlightenment </i>tells their story and that of the birth
by Anthony Gottlieb
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by Christopher Robichaud
<p>Do demons and devils have free will? Does justice exist in Menzoberranzan? What?s the morality involved with player characters casting necromancy and summoning spells?</p> <p><i>Dungeons & Dragons and Philosophy</i> probes the rich terrain of
by Jonathan Barnes
Democritus' atomic theory of matter, Zeno's dazzling 'proofs' that motion is impossible, Pythagorean insights into mathematics, Heraclitus' haunting and enigmatic epigrams - all form part of a revolution in human thought which relied on ...
by Arne Naess
"The smaller we come to feel ourselves compared with the mountain, the nearer we come to participating in its greatness' Philosopher, mountaineer, activist and visionary, Arne Naess's belief that all living things have value made him one of ...
by Jurgen Neffe
Albert Einstein is an icon of the twentieth century. Born in Ulm, Germany, in 1879, he is most famous for his theory of relativity, which is considered the founding principle of modern physics. He also made enormous contributions to quantum ...