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Download E-books Born Liars: Why We Can't Live Without Deceit PDF

By Ian Leslie

Research the reality approximately mendacity with this enticing examine how deception provides us a survival side and shapes humankind.

mendacity is an intrinsic a part of our social textile, however it is additionally a deeply frustrating and misunderstood element of what makes us human. Ian Leslie takes us on a desirable trip that makes us query not just our personal dating to the reality, but additionally almost each day-by-day come upon we now have. at the approach he dissects the background of the lie detector, how mom and dad impact their children's perspective to mendacity (and vice versa), Who desires to Be a Millionaire?, the philosophical ambiguity of telling the reality, invoice Clinton's presentational prowess, ask yourself Woman's lasso of fact, and why we must always be cautious of an individual with greater than a hundred and fifty fb pals. Born Liars is thought-provoking, anecdotally pushed narrative nonfiction at its most sensible. Ian Leslie's intoxicating mix of anthropology, biology, cultural historical past, philosophy, and well known psychology belies a major significant message: that people have developed and thrived largely due to their skill to deceive.

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Download E-books 101 Philosophy Problems PDF

By Martin Cohen

Does Farmer box quite be aware of his prize cow, Daisy, is within the box? while is an unforeseen examination no longer entirely unforeseen? Are all bachelors (really) single? Martin Cohen's 101 Philosophy difficulties, Fourth Edition introduces philosophy in an exciting yet informative and stimulating approach. utilizing philosophical puzzles, conundrums and paradoxes he skilfully unwraps many of the mysteries of the topic, from what we all know - or imagine we all know - to brainteasing proposal experiments approximately ethics, technology and the character of the brain.

For the Fourth Edition there are lots of new difficulties, together with Maxwell's relocating Magnets, Einstein alterations educate occasions, and Zeno's Paradox of position; in addition to fresh sections together with puzzles resembling Lorenz's Waterywheel, and the conflict for Fractal Farm, and puzzling moral dilemmas. The ebook has been widely revised to deliver it modern with new advancements in philosophy and society.

With an up to date word list of useful phrases and attainable ideas to the issues on the finish of the publication, 101 Philosophy Problems is key interpreting for a person coming to philosophy for the 1st time.

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Download E-books The One and the Many: A Contemporary Thomistic Metaphysics PDF

When it really is taught at the present time, metaphysics is frequently offered as a fragmented view of philosophy that ignores the elemental problems with its classical precedents. Eschewing those postmodern techniques, W. Norris Clarke reveals an built-in imaginative and prescient of truth within the knowledge of Aquinas and right here deals a latest model of systematic metaphysics within the Thomistic tradition.

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Download E-books Moral Theory: An Introduction (Elements of Philosophy) PDF

By Mark Timmons

Ethical conception: An creation explores essentially the most traditionally vital and at the moment debated ethical theories concerning the nature of the proper and reliable. supplying an advent to ethical thought that explains and severely examines the theories of such classical ethical philosophers as Aristotle, Aquinas, Kant, Bentham, Mill, and Ross, this ebook acquaints scholars with the paintings of up to date ethical philosophers. all the book's chapters were revised in gentle of contemporary paintings in ethical conception. the second one version encompasses a new bankruptcy on moral egoism, an largely revised bankruptcy on ethical particularism, and accelerated insurance of divine command concept, ethical relativism, and consequentialism. also, this variation discusses contemporary paintings through ethical psychologists that's making an influence on ethical idea.

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Download E-books Summa Technologiae (Electronic Mediations) PDF

By Stanislaw Lem

The Polish author Stanislaw Lem is healthier recognized to English-speaking readers because the writer of the 1961 technological know-how fiction novel Solaris, tailored right into a meditative movie by way of Andrei Tarkovsky in 1972 and remade in 2002 via Steven Soderbergh. all through his writings, comprising dozens of technological know-how fiction novels and brief tales, Lem provided deeply philosophical and bitingly satirical reflections at the barriers of either technological know-how and humanity.

In Summa Technologiae—his significant paintings of nonfiction, first released in 1964 and now on hand in English for the 1st time—Lem produced an interesting and caustically logical philosophical treatise approximately human and nonhuman existence in its previous, current, and destiny kinds. After 5 a long time Summa Technologiae has misplaced none of its highbrow or serious importance. certainly, a lot of Lem’s conjectures approximately destiny applied sciences have now come real: from man made intelligence, bionics, and nanotechnology to the hazards of knowledge overload, the concept that underlying net se's, and the assumption of digital fact. extra vital for its endured relevance, despite the fact that, is Lem’s rigorous research into the parallel improvement of organic and technical evolution and his end that expertise will outlive humanity.

Preceding Richard Dawkins’s figuring out of evolution as a blind watchmaker by way of greater than 20 years, Lem posits evolution as opportunistic, shortsighted, extravagant, and illogical. Strikingly unique and nonetheless well timed, Summa Technologiae resonates with a variety of modern debates approximately info and new media, the existence sciences, and the rising courting among know-how and humanity.

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Download E-books You Kant Make It Up!: Strange Ideas from History's Great Philosophers PDF

By Gary Hayden

Drawing at the writings of the nice philosophers, You Kant Make it Up sends the reader on exciting, continuous travel in their such a lot outrageous and counter-intuitive conclusions. Augustine acknowledged that infants should visit hell. Berkeley asserted that subject doesn’t exist. Bentham may have argued that Dan Brown is healthier than Shakespeare. these types of statements stem from philosophy’s maximum minds. What have been they considering? Overflowing with compelling arguments for the downright unusual – lots of that are highly influential this present day – well known thinker Gary Hayden indicates that simply because anything is strange, doesn’t suggest that somebody hasn’t argued for it. Spanning ethics, common sense, politics, intercourse and faith, this unconventional creation to philosophy will problem your assumptions, extend your horizons, infuriate, entertain and amuse you. Gary Hayden is a journalist and well known thinker. He has a master’s measure in philosophy and has written for the days academic complement. he's the writer of This booklet doesn't Exist: Adventures within the Paradoxical.

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Download E-books A Companion to David Lewis (Blackwell Companions to Philosophy) PDF

In A better half to David Lewis, Barry Loewer and Jonathan Schaffer collect most sensible philosophers to provide an explanation for, speak about, and significantly expand Lewis's seminal paintings in unique methods. scholars and students will observe the underlying issues and intricate interconnections woven in the course of the different diversity of his paintings in metaphysics, philosophy of language, common sense, epistemology, philosophy of technology, philosophy of brain, ethics, and aesthetics.

  • The first and merely entire research of the paintings of David Lewis, probably the most systematic and influential philosophers of the latter 1/2 the 20 th century
  • Contributions make clear the underlying subject matters and complicated interconnections woven via Lewis's paintings throughout his huge, immense variety of effect, together with metaphysics, language, good judgment, epistemology, technology, brain, ethics, and aesthetics
  • Outstanding Lewis students and top philosophers operating within the fields Lewis motivated clarify, talk about, and significantly expand Lewis's paintings in unique ways
  • An crucial source for college kids and researchers throughout analytic philosophy that covers the foremost topics of Lewis's work

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Download E-books Žižek: A Reader's Guide PDF

By Kelsey Wood

A accomplished assessment of Slavoj Zizek's proposal, together with all of his released works to date.

• presents a superior foundation within the paintings of an interesting philosopher and instructor whose principles will proceed to notify philosophical, mental, political, and cultural discourses good into the future
• Identifies the main currents in Zizek's concept, discussing all of his works and supplying a heritage in continental philosophy and psychoanalytic idea essential to its understanding
• Explores Zizek's becoming recognition via his engagement in present occasions, politics, and cultural studies
• relates to a number of fields, together with modern philosophy, psychology, cultural stories, sociology, political technology, esthetics, literary thought, movie idea, and theology

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Download E-books The Cambridge Companion to Mill (Cambridge Companions to Philosophy) PDF

John Stuart Mill used to be one of many maximum thinkers of the 19th century. His impression on glossy tradition and inspiration has been large, and his carrying on with value for modern philosophy and social inspiration is widely known. This significant other furnishes the reader with a scientific and updated account of the various features of Mill's concept and impact. New readers will locate this the handiest and available consultant to Mill at the moment to be had. complicated scholars and experts will discover a conspectus of modern advancements within the interpretation of Mill.

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