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Philosophy in the Open

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ISBN 10: 0335009093 / ISBN 13: 9780335009091
Published by The Open University Press, 1974
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Title: Philosophy in the Open

Publisher: The Open University Press

Publication Date: 1974

Book Condition:Good

Edition: 1st.

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Philosophers argue- with anyone who is prepared to argue with them- about anything from whether fire is hot to whether it is reasonable to expect religious believers to be able to justify their beliefs. This book is a collection of just such arguments. You do not have to be Socrates or Russell to argue philosophically. Anyone can do it - anyone, that is, with his wits about him and an indefatigable concern for getting at the truth. Philosophy is not a spectator sport. This book is a challenge to the reader to argue philosophically. The challenge is contained in dialogues, discussions and talks. The six dialogues and four discussions, in particular, positively invite participation- either by yourself, or with others. The idea is to join in, and take sides. Are you for or against Descartes, Leibniz and Rousseau; for or against Wittgenstein, Parfit and Hare? What do you think of their views on the relation of body and mind, predestination and political liberty; on language and religion, personal identity, and the characterization of moral judgment?

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