A Little History of Philosophy

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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-10-30
  • Publisher: Yale University Press

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Author Biography

Nigel Warburton is senior lecturer in philosophy, The Open University. He is the author of several popular introductions to philosophy and is the interviewer on the Philosophy Bites podcast. He lives in Oxford, UK.

Table of Contents

The Man Who Asked Questionsp. 1
True Happinessp. 9
We Know Nothingp. 15
The Garden Pathp. 22
Learning Not to Carep. 28
Who Is Pulling Our Strings?p. 34
The Consolation of Philosophyp. 40
The Perfect Islandp. 46
The Fox and the Lionp. 51
Nasty, Brutish, and Shortp. 57
Could You Be Dreaming?p. 62
Place Your Betsp. 69
The Lens Grinderp. 76
The Prince and the Cobblerp. 81
The Elephant in the Roomp. 87
The Best of All Possible Worlds?p. 93
The Imaginary Watchmakerp. 99
Born Freep. 105
Rose-Tinted Realityp. 110
What if Everyone Did That?p. 115
Practical Blissp. 121
The Owl of Minervap. 126
Glimpses of Realityp. 132
Space to Growp. 138
Unintelligent Designp. 145
Life's Sacrificesp. 152
Workers of the World Unitep. 158
So What?p. 164
The Death of Godp. 171
Thoughts in Disguisep. 176
Is the Present King of France Bald?p. 183
Boo!/Hooray!p. 190
The Anguish of Freedomp. 196
Bewitched by Languagep. 202
The Man Who Didn't Ask Questionsp. 208
Learning from Mistakesp. 214
The Runaway Train and the Unwanted Violinistp. 222
Fairness Through Ignorancep. 228
Can Computers Think?p. 234
A Modem Gadflyp. 239
Indexp. 246
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