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What philosophy can do

Gary Gutting

What philosophy can do

by Gary Gutting

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Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Philosophy

  • About the Edition

    Discusses how a philosopher"s critical thinking skills can be useful in contemporary life, including politics, science, religion, education, and capitalism.

    Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementGary Gutting
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsB53 .G88 2015
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiv, 304 pages
    Number of Pages304
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27190480M
    ISBN 100393242277
    ISBN 109780393242270
    LC Control Number2015013783
    OCLC/WorldCa902661508

    "This book is a brilliant demonstration of what philosophy can do and how it is essential to human integrity and identity. Gutting's is a distinctly American voice: straightforwardly intelligent, generously sympathetic, but always forcefully critical, without ever being mean or scornful/5(6). Philosophy can help. As a public practice, it is not a service that an academic brings. It is more than that. It is, and remains, “a reciprocal process of theory and practice (or praxis Author: Jurgen Masure.

    Like many domain-specific subfields of philosophy, such as philosophy of physics or philosophy of biology, philosophy of technology is a comparatively young field of investigation. It is generally thought to have emerged as a recognizable philosophical specialization in the second half of the 19 th century, its origins often being located with.   ‎"A brilliant demonstration of what philosophy can do and how it is essential to human integrity and identity." —Simon Critchley, coeditor of The Stone Reader In What Philosophy Can Do, Gary Gutting takes a philosopher’s scalpel to modern life’s biggest questions and the most powerful forc Pages:

      According to Singer in his new book The Most Good You Can Do (), it means creating a world with less suffering and more happiness in it. For those who live in capitalist democracies, the likes of which we see in the developed world and which lead the way for the rest of the world, most of the time this will mean donating large sums of money. So let’s talk about that book next. It’s Tim Crane’s The Meaning of Belief. As a non-philosopher, this is what I imagine philosophy to be. It’s not about revealing interesting facts or new information—but a thoughtful analysis of an existing body of knowledge.


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