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Philosophy Now - November/December 2014
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Philosophy Now - November/December 2014

Philosophy Now is a magazine for everyone interested in ideas. It isn't afraid to tackle all the major questions of life, the universe and everything. It tries to corrupt innocent citizens by convincing them that philosophy can be exciting, worthwhile and comprehensible, and also to provide some light and enjoyable reading matter for those already ensnared by the muse, such as philosophy students and academics. It contains articles on all aspects of philosophy, plus book reviews, film reviews, news, cartoons, and the occasional short story.
 
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Philosophy and Education: An introduction to key questions and themes
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Philosophy and Education: An introduction to key questions and themesWritten specifically for education studies students, this accessible text offers a clear introduction to philosophy and education. It skilfully guides readers through this challenging and sometimes complex area bringing key philosophical ideas and questions to life in the context and practice of education.

The authors consider the implications of educational trends and movements through a variety of philosophical lenses such as Marxism, utopianism, feminism and poststructuralism. The book explores enduring themes such as childhood and contemporary issues such as the teaching of critical thinking and philosophy in schools.

 
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Complete Idiot's Guide to Philosophy
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Complete Idiot's Guide to Philosophy

You're no idiot, of course. You think about your home, your family, and how to get to the office on time. But when it comes to understanding what life is all about, you don't know your Plato from your Kierkegaard. Don't stop seeking the answers! The Complete Idiot's Guide to Philosophy shows you how the ideas of the world's great thinkers can help you make sense of your own reality as we head toward the twenty-first century.
 
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Charles Darwin (Blackwell Great Minds)
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Charles Darwin (Blackwell Great Minds)

The definitive work on the philosophical nature and impact of the theories of Charles Darwin, written by a well-known authority on the history and philosophy of Darwinism.
 
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The Political Mind: or 'How to Think Differently'
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The Political Mind: or 'How to Think Differently'

What does it mean to 'think differently'? The ability to create thoughts is what lies at the base of philosophy and political theory and practice. One cannot hope to change the world, or even adequately critique it, without the possibility of the new in mental life. The Political Mind explores the possibility of thinking differently through connecting neuropsychological material on consciousness, nonconsciousness and affect to political theory. It spans diverse disciplines: from hard-edged neuropsychology to sociology, economics, political theory and Eastern and Western philosophy.
 
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Einstein's Genius Club: The True Story of a Group of Scientists Who Changed the World
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Einstein's Genius Club: The True Story of a Group of Scientists Who Changed the World

As World War II wound down and it became increasingly clear that the Allies would emerge victorious, Albert Einstein invited three close friends—all titans of contemporary science and philosophy—to his home at 112 Mercer Street in Princeton, New Jersey, to discuss what they loved best—science and philosophy.
 
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Studies in Metaphysics, volume 7
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Studies in Metaphysics, volume 7

Studies in Metaphysics is the forum for the best new work in this flourishing field. OSM offers a broad view of the subject, featuring not only the traditionally central topics such as existence, identity, modality, time, and causation, but also the rich clusters of metaphysical questions in neighbouring fields, such as philosophy of mind and philosophy of science. Besides independent essays, volumes will often contain a critical essay on a recent book, or a symposium that allows participants to respond to one another's criticisms and questions. Anyone who wants to know what's happening in metaphysics can start here.
 
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