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The Uses of Philosophy By Mary Warnock

The Uses of Philosophy
by Mary Warnock

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Addresses areas of public concern - the philosophy of biology and medicine; the philosophy of education; and the uses of academic philosophy. Warnock's lectures demonstrate the kinds of use to which a life-long habit of philosophical thought may be put when problems arise in the public sphere.
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The Uses of Philosophy by Mary Warnock

This book constitutes a defence of a discipline in danger of being neglected. Warnock addresses areas of inescapable public concern: the philosophy of biology and medicine; the philosophy of education; and the uses of academic philosophy. In each area her concern with public issues and her analytic sophistication lead to perceptive and accessible interventions, collected together in the form of linked lectures. The lectures demonstrate the kinds of use to which a life-long habit of philosophical thought may be put when problems, moral, legal or epistemological, arise in the public sphere. The book, in its entirety, represents a clear and provocative attempt to highlight both the past failures and the future hopes for the philosophical discipline. As such it will be of interest to all philosophers.

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Table of Contents


Man and other animals; man's duty to his own species; the human and his world; ethical issues associated with the human genome project; the good of the child; towards a moral consensus; honesty and cynicism; who sets the standards?; philosophy in education; education for pleasure; education with a moral; religious imagination; personal continuity; the concept of inner experience; the nature of choice.

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GOR004674551
The Uses of Philosophy by Mary Warnock
Mary Warnock
Used - Very Good
Paperback
John Wiley and Sons Ltd
1992-04-23
256
0631185836
9780631185833
N/A
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