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In defence of wonder and other philosophical reflections, Raymond Tallis

Label
In defence of wonder and other philosophical reflections
Title
In defence of wonder and other philosophical reflections
Statement of responsibility
Raymond Tallis
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Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
In these lively and provocative essays, philosopher, polymath and all-round intellectual heavyweight, Raymond Tallis debunks commonplace truths, exposes woolly thinking and pulls the rug from beneath a wide range of commentator whether scientist, theologian, philosopher or pundit. Tallis takes to task much of contemporary science and philosophy, arguing that they are guilty of taking us down ever narrowing conduits of problem solving that only invite ever more complex responses and in doing so have lost sight of ""wonder"" - the metaphysical intoxication that first gave birth to philosophy 2
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Tallis, Raymond
Dewey number
190
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
PN49
LC item number
.T35 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Philosophy in literature
  • Criticism (Philosophy)
  • Reflection (Philosophy)
Label
In defence of wonder and other philosophical reflections, Raymond Tallis
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
  • ""Cover""; ""Half Title""; ""Title Page""; ""Copyright Page""; ""Dedication""; ""Table of Contents""; ""Acknowledgements""; ""Overture: In Defence of Wonder""; ""1. George Mooreâ€?s Hands: Scepticism about Philosophy""; ""2. Zhuangzi and that Bloody Butterfly""; ""3. Rescuing Truth""; ""4. Just a Little Tune I Found in my Mouth""; ""5. A Smile at Waterloo Station: On the True Mystery of Memory""; ""6. The Myth of Time Travel""; ""7. Time, Tense and Physics: The Theory of Everything but â€?""; ""8. Seeing Time""; ""9. Call No Event Future Until it is Past""
  • ""10. On (Almost) Nothing: Concerning Spatial Points""""11. An Introduction to Incontinental Philosophy""; ""12. Biological Reasons for Being Cheerful?""; ""13. The Soup and the Scaffolding""; ""14. Donâ€?t Tell Him, Pike!""; ""15. Okey Doke""; ""16. The Professor of Data-Lean Generalizations""; ""17. “I Kid You Notâ€?: Knowingness and Other Shallows""; ""18. My Bald Head: The Ethics of Hair-Splitting""; ""19. Getting Consciousness to Speak Itself: The Great Unmet Challenge of Realistic Fiction""; ""20. Reader, I Sh***ed Him: Reflections on the Decline of the Asterisk""
  • ""21. Ian McEwanâ€?s Saturday: Does Implausibility Matter?""""22. Literature, Philosophy and Medicine: On Anton Chekhovâ€?s “Ward No. 6â€?""; ""23. The Mystery and the Paradox of Scientific Medicine""; ""24. Enhancing Humanity""; ""25. On Not Choosing the Alternative: Reflections on Living Longer""; ""26. Making Use of Death""; ""27. Why I am an Atheist""; ""Coda: Parmenides: The Great Awakening""; ""Index""
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (257 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781844655267
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (CKB)2550000001351470
  • (EBL)1779151
  • (OCoLC)890090598
  • (SSID)ssj0001160593
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11776796
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0001160593
  • (PQKBWorkID)11121093
  • (PQKB)11367068
  • (OCoLC)874812850
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1779151
  • (EXLCZ)992550000001351470
Label
In defence of wonder and other philosophical reflections, Raymond Tallis
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
  • ""Cover""; ""Half Title""; ""Title Page""; ""Copyright Page""; ""Dedication""; ""Table of Contents""; ""Acknowledgements""; ""Overture: In Defence of Wonder""; ""1. George Mooreâ€?s Hands: Scepticism about Philosophy""; ""2. Zhuangzi and that Bloody Butterfly""; ""3. Rescuing Truth""; ""4. Just a Little Tune I Found in my Mouth""; ""5. A Smile at Waterloo Station: On the True Mystery of Memory""; ""6. The Myth of Time Travel""; ""7. Time, Tense and Physics: The Theory of Everything but â€?""; ""8. Seeing Time""; ""9. Call No Event Future Until it is Past""
  • ""10. On (Almost) Nothing: Concerning Spatial Points""""11. An Introduction to Incontinental Philosophy""; ""12. Biological Reasons for Being Cheerful?""; ""13. The Soup and the Scaffolding""; ""14. Donâ€?t Tell Him, Pike!""; ""15. Okey Doke""; ""16. The Professor of Data-Lean Generalizations""; ""17. “I Kid You Notâ€?: Knowingness and Other Shallows""; ""18. My Bald Head: The Ethics of Hair-Splitting""; ""19. Getting Consciousness to Speak Itself: The Great Unmet Challenge of Realistic Fiction""; ""20. Reader, I Sh***ed Him: Reflections on the Decline of the Asterisk""
  • ""21. Ian McEwanâ€?s Saturday: Does Implausibility Matter?""""22. Literature, Philosophy and Medicine: On Anton Chekhovâ€?s “Ward No. 6â€?""; ""23. The Mystery and the Paradox of Scientific Medicine""; ""24. Enhancing Humanity""; ""25. On Not Choosing the Alternative: Reflections on Living Longer""; ""26. Making Use of Death""; ""27. Why I am an Atheist""; ""Coda: Parmenides: The Great Awakening""; ""Index""
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (257 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781844655267
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)2550000001351470
  • (EBL)1779151
  • (OCoLC)890090598
  • (SSID)ssj0001160593
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11776796
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0001160593
  • (PQKBWorkID)11121093
  • (PQKB)11367068
  • (OCoLC)874812850
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1779151
  • (EXLCZ)992550000001351470

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