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Philosophers

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ISBN13:

9780199757145

ISBN10:
0199757143
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
6/28/2011
Publisher(s):
Oxford University Press

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This is the edition with a publication date of 6/28/2011.
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Summary

Steve Pyke, a photographer whose work is a regular feature of The New Yorker and Vanity Fair , is known for his stunning portraits of prominent authors, artists, actors, and intellectuals. In this riveting collection, which he has been working on for twenty-five years, Pyke presents 100 black-and-white portraits of contemporary philosophers, photographed in his distinctive style. The effect of his technique can be startling but always revealing, showing insight into personality while shedding new light on the philosophical temperament. These fascinating portraits feature virtually every major philosopher working in the West, including Anthony Appiah, David Chalmers, Roger Scruton, Ruth Marcus, Richard Rorty, Peter Singer, and Umberto Eco, among others. The facing page of each portrait contains a brief piece written by the subject on the nature of philosophy and their place in it. For this volume, Arthur C. Danto has written a foreword and Jason Stanley has interviewed Pyke. Both a who's who of philosophy today and a stunning gallery of captivating images, this marvelous volume is the long-awaited sequel to Pyke's original collection, published in 1993.


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