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Simon Blackburn is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Cambridge.

Obres de Simon Blackburn

Truth: A Guide (2005) 511 exemplars
Ethics: A Very Short Introduction (2001) 356 exemplars
Lust: The Seven Deadly Sins (2004) 295 exemplars
Plato's Republic: A Biography (2006) 293 exemplars
The Big Questions: Philosophy (2009) 177 exemplars
Truth (1999) 79 exemplars
Philosophers: Their Lives and Works (2019) — Editor — 49 exemplars
Essays in Quasi-Realism (1993) 48 exemplars
How to Read Hume (2008) 40 exemplars
On Truth (2018) 36 exemplars
Reason and Prediction (1973) 13 exemplars
Truth: Ideas in Profile (2017) 7 exemplars
Anatomy Questions for the MRCS (2008) 6 exemplars
Mayflower 1 exemplars

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Why I Am Not a Christian and Other Essays on Religion and Related Subjects (1957) — Prefaci, algunes edicions4,061 exemplars
The Big Questions: Physics (2010) — Editor — 101 exemplars
Frank Ramsey: A Sheer Excess of Powers (2020) — Col·laborador — 91 exemplars
What Philosophy Is (2004) — Pròleg — 22 exemplars
The Oxford Handbook of Hume (2014) — Col·laborador — 12 exemplars
The New Hume Debate (2000) — Col·laborador — 11 exemplars
Realism and Religion: Philosophical and Theological Perspectives (2007) — Col·laborador — 6 exemplars

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1ucaa | Hi ha 10 ressenyes més | Feb 12, 2024 |
A very nice and very brief summary of various philosophical understandings of morality and ethics.

A funny thing though: I was offended and puzzled when I started the book, on page 2, by a comment from the author about a "professional survivor of the nazi concentration camps" that he met on a TV talk show. I don't know quite WTF he meant by that. He might have conceivably only wanted to point out that the man was some sort of professional, as well as being a camp survivor. But why would anyone care? I assume it was really intended as a slur - an accusation that the man had actually made a profession out of being a survivor. If so, I think it was a shockingly rude thing to say. Maybe there's some third explanation that I'm missing? At any rate, I was really on my guard after reading that, but nothing else in the book seemed to me to be rude or bigoted or disrespectful, so I don't know what to make of it...… (més)
 
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steve02476 | Hi ha 4 ressenyes més | Jan 3, 2023 |
Some very useful insights, but felt the author could be a little too harsh at times, interpreting Plato too much at face value and from a strictly materialistic point of view, in the manner of Bertrand Russell. There were some mistakes in my view too, such as Blackburn's assertion that Plato proposed a caste system. This would imply that there was no movement within the tripartite system from one class to another, whereas Plato specifically says that bronze or silver-souled parents could give birth to a gold-souled child. Likewise, gold-souled parents could give birth to silver or bronze-souled children. In any case, Blackburn falls too readily for the idea that Plato is putting forward a blueprint for a utopian society, rather than provoking the reader into thinking for himself / herself.… (més)
 
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dbredford | Hi ha 6 ressenyes més | Feb 1, 2022 |
Some very useful insights, but felt the author could be a little too harsh at times, interpreting Plato too much at face value and from a strictly materialistic point of view, in the manner of Bertrand Russell. There were some mistakes in my view too, such as Blackburn's assertion that Plato proposed a caste system. This would imply that there was no movement within the tripartite system from one class to another, whereas Plato specifically says that bronze or silver-souled parents could give birth to a gold-souled child. Likewise, gold-souled parents could give birth to silver or bronze-souled children. In any case, Blackburn falls too readily for the idea that Plato is putting forward a blueprint for a utopian society, rather than provoking the reader into thinking for himself / herself.… (més)
 
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dbredford | Hi ha 6 ressenyes més | Feb 1, 2022 |

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