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Philosophy By O'Hear

Philosophy by O'Hear

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This book forcefully argues for the relevance and importance of philosophy for our future. It criticises the obscurity of most of today's philosophy and grapples with the ethical dilemmas of science in the new century.

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Philosophy by O'Hear

In this powerful re-examination of the purpose and direction of philosophy for the next century, Anthony OGAaA-Hear engages with our most pressing questions: Is there knowledge outside of science? Does religion still have meaning and coherence today? What is beauty, and why do so few contemporary artists believe in it? Contemporary philosophy mostly divides into the technical approach of the Anglo-Americans, which is inaccessible to most, and the oracular obscurantism of the Continental approach, which does violence to sense and reason. OGAaA-Hear argues that philosophy should work with the grain of tradition and commonsense to understand politics, religion, aesthetics, and the vast number of ethical questions that will continue to arise as the scientific and technical revolution accelerates. Giving up philosophyGAaA-s special position means giving up our best chances of thinking and acting wisely. In making a strong case for the relevance of philosophy, Anthony OGAaA-Hear presents a coherent and compelling vision for recovering wisdom in our time.

About O'Hear

ANTHONY O'HEAR is Weston Professor of Philosophy at the University of Buckingham and Director of the Royal Institute of Philosophy. He is editor of the journal Philosophy andhis publications include Beyond Evolution (Clarendon Press, 1997), Plato's Children (Gordon Square, 2005) and After Progress (Bloomsbury, 1999).

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GOR011054378
9780826471321
0826471323
Philosophy by O'Hear
Used - Like New
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
2003-12-11
208
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