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Philosophy
Author: David Papineau

ISBN: 9781627950466
Format: Paperback
Published: 1 April 2016
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 17.8 x 2.5
Description:
What does it mean for something to exist? What is truth? Are we free to choose how to think or act? What is consciousness? Is human cloning justifiable?

These are just some of the questions philosophers have attempted to answer. They strike right to the heart of what it means to be human. This important book shows that philosophy need not be dry or intimidating. Its highly original treatment simultaneously informs and stimulates the reader.

Philosophy is structured thematically in terms of major issues - World, Mind and Body, Knowledge, Faith, Ethics and Aesthetics, and Society. Cutting across this organization by theme is a parallel organization that focuses at appropriate interludes on the great thinkers and their influence, as well as the schools or -isms to which they subscribed.

About the Author

David Papineau was educated in Trinidad, England, and South Africa. He has a BSc in mathematics from the University of Natal and a BA in philosophy from Cambridge. He stayed at Cambridge to work on conceptual change in science under Ian Hacking, and was awarded his PhD in 1974. Since then he has lectured at Read...

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