Short Cuts: Philosophy- Navigate Your Way Through Big Ideas

ISBN: 9781785789977
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Publisher,Icon Books
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Format, Hardcover
Weight, 480 g
No. of Pages, 176

 

What is knowledge? What makes me, me? Do we have free will?

People have been asking such fundamental questions about the nature of reality for centuries, but how can they help us make sense of our existence in a 21st-century world of social media, cyber wars, cloning, artificial intelligence and virtual reality?

Short Cuts: Philosophy provides the map you need to travel beyond traditional foundations and explore a diverse array of deep thinkers. Soul-searching questions prompt 'short cut' answers written by experts in their field, with each one the setting-off point for instructions that plot a path through the philosophical landscape.

With 'one-stop' graphics visualizing a memorable theory or idea for each concept, and 'route map' glossaries explaining key words and their connections, Short Cuts: Philosophy will help you wrestle with the meaning of ancient and modern philosophical thought.

About the Author

Dr Laura D'Olimpio is Associate Professor of Philosophy of Education at the University of Birmingham, UK, and adjunct at the Institute for Ethics and Society at the University of Notre Dame Australia. She is co-founder and co-editor of the open access Journal of Philosophy in Schools and regularly contributes to public philosophy outlets such as The ConversationPhilosophy Now magazine, The Ethics Centre and ABC Radio National's The Philosopher's Zone and The Minefield.


Laura's first book, 
Media and Moral Education: a philosophy of critical engagement (Routledge, 2018) won the 2018 PESA (Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia) Annual Book Award. She is currently working on The Necessity of Aesthetic Education: The Place of the Arts on the Curriculum, which is due to be published by Bloomsbury in 2023. You can follow Laura on Twitter @Lauradol4.

 

  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 2 x 14 x 22 cm

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