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This is a guide to finding the best resources for research in Philosophy.
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50 Great Myths about Atheism - Blackford & Schüklenk
ISBN: 9780470674048
Tackling a host of myths and prejudices commonly leveled at atheism, this captivating volume bursts with sparkling, eloquent arguments on every page. The authors rebut claims that range from atheism being just another religion to the alleged atrocities committed in its name.

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Big Bang Theory and Philosophy - Dean Kowalski (Ed)
ISBN: 9781118074558
A lighthearted meditation on the philosophical quandaries of the hit television show The Big Bang Theory
Ever wonder what Aristotle might say about the life Sheldon Cooper leads? Why Thomas Hobbes would applaud the roommate agreement? Who Immanuel Kant would treat with "haughty derision" for weaving "un-unravelable webs?" And—most importantly—whether Wil Wheaton is truly evil? Of course you have. Bazinga!

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The Blackwell Guide to Ethical Theory - Hugh Lafollette
ISBN: 9781444330090
A new edition of this successful and highly regarded Guide , now reorganized and updated with the addition of significant new material Includes 22 essays written by an international team of leading philosophers Extensive, substantive essays develop the main arguments of all the leading viewpoints in ethical theory Essays new to this edition cover evolution and ethics, capability ethics, virtues and consequences, and the implausibility of virtue ethics

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The Engaged Intellect - John McDowell
ISBN: 9780674031647
Collects important essays of John McDowell. Each involves a sustained engagement with the views of an important philosopher and is characterized by a modesty that is partly temperamental and partly methodological.

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Current Controversies in Philosophy of Mind - Kriegel (Ed)
ISBN: 9780415530866
Philosophy of mind is one of the most dynamic fields in philosophy, and one that invites debate around several key questions. There currently exist annotated tomes of primary sources, and a handful of single-authored introductions to the field but no book captures philosophy of mind's recent dynamic exchanges for a student audience. By bringing compiling 10 newly commissioned pieces in which leading philosophers square off on 5 central, related debates currently engaging the field, editor Uriah Kriegel has provided such a publication.

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Philosophical Methodology: the Armchair or the Laboratory? - Matthew C. Haug (Editor)
ISBN: 9780415531320
What methodology should philosophers follow? Should they rely on methods that can be conducted from the armchair? Or should they leave the armchair and turn to the methods of the natural sciences, such as experiments in the laboratory? Or is this opposition itself a false one?

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An Introduction to Daoist Philosophies - Steve Coutinho
ISBN: 9780231143394
Steve Coutinho explores in detail the fundamental concepts of Daoist thought as represented in three early texts: the Laozi, the Zhuangzi, and the Liezi. Readers interested in philosophy yet unfamiliar with Daoism will gain a comprehensive understanding of these works from this analysis, and readers fascinated by ancient China who also wish to grasp its philosophical foundations will appreciate the clarity and depth of Coutinho's explanations.

 

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