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  • Wisdom, Information and Wonder

    Wisdom, Information and Wonder
    av Mary Midgley

    Häftad - 1991 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780415028301

    In this book one of Britain's leading philosophers tackles a question at the root of our civilisation: What is knowledge for? Midgley rejects the fragmentary and specialized way in which information is conveyed in the high-tech world, and criticizes…

  • Wisdom, Information and Wonder

    Wisdom, Information and Wonder
    av Mary Midgley

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781138141261

    In this book one of Britain's leading philosophers tackles a question at the root of our civilisation: What is knowledge for? Midgley rejects the fragmentary and specialized way in which information is conveyed in the high-tech world, and criticizes…

  • Är du en illusion?

    Är du en illusion?
    av Mary Midgley

    Häftad - 2016 - Svenska - ISBN: 9789198332216

    KAN det vi kallar våra >jag< - tankar, minnen, känslor - reduceras till neuroners aktivitet i hjärnan? Är föreställningen om ett personligt jag en illusion, som den moderna neurovetenskapen tycks hävda?I Är du en illusion? gör den brittiske fi…

  • What Is Philosophy for?

    What Is Philosophy for?
    av Mary Midgley

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781350051072

    Why should anybody take an interest in philosophy? Is it just another detailed study like metallurgy? Or is it similar to history, literature and even religion: a study meant to do some personal good and influence our lives?In her last published wor…

  • What Is Philosophy for?

    What Is Philosophy for?
    av Mary Midgley

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781350051089

    Why should anybody take an interest in philosophy? Is it just another detailed study like metallurgy? Or is it similar to history, literature and even religion: a study meant to do some personal good and influence our lives?In her last published wor…

  • Beast and Man

    Beast and Man
    av Mary Midgley

    Inbunden - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780415289863

    Philosophers have traditionally concentrated on the qualities that make human beings different from other species. In Beast and Man Mary Midgley, one of our foremost intellectuals, stresses continuities. What makes people tick? Largely, she asserts,…

  • Beast and Man

    Beast and Man
    av Mary Midgley

    Häftad - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780415289870

    Philosophers have traditionally concentrated on the qualities that make human beings different from other species. In Beast and Man Mary Midgley, one of our foremost intellectuals, stresses continuities. What makes people tick? Largely, she asserts,…

  • Evolution as a Religion: Strange Hopes and Stranger Fears

    Evolution as a Religion: Strange Hopes and Stranger Fears
    av Mary Midgley

    Häftad - 1986 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780416396607

    According to a profile in The Guardian, Mary Midgley is 'the foremost scourge of scientific pretensions in this country; someone whose wit is admired even by those who feel she sometimes oversteps the mark'. Considered one of Britain's finest philos…

  • The Myths We Live By

    The Myths We Live By
    av Mary Midgley

    Inbunden - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780415309066

    Mary Midgley argues in her powerful new book that far from being the opposite of science, myth is a central part of it. In brilliant prose, she claims that myths are neither lies nor mere stories but a network of powerful symbols that suggest partic…

  • The Myths We Live By

    The Myths We Live By
    av Mary Midgley

    Inbunden - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781138834798

    With a new Introduction by the author'An elegant and sane little book. - The New StatesmanMyths, as Mary Midgley argues in this powerful book, are everywhere. In political thought they sit at the heart of theories of human nature and the social cont…

  • The Myths We Live By

    The Myths We Live By
    av Mary Midgley

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780415610247

    With a new Introduction by the author'An elegant and sane little book. - The New StatesmanMyths, as Mary Midgley argues in this powerful book, are everywhere. In political thought they sit at the heart of theories of human nature and the social cont…

  • The Myths We Live By

    The Myths We Live By
    av Mary Midgley

    Häftad - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780415340779

    Mary Midgley argues in her powerful new book that far from being the opposite of science, myth is a central part of it. In brilliant prose, she claims that myths are neither lies nor mere stories but a network of powerful symbols that suggest partic…

  • Owl of Minerva

    Owl of Minerva
    av Mary Midgley

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780415371391

    One of the UK's foremost living moral philosophers, Mary Midgley recounts her remarkable story in this elegiac and moving account of friendships found and lost, bitter philosophical battles and of a profound love of teaching. In spite of her many bo…

  • Owl of Minerva

    Owl of Minerva
    av Mary Midgley

    Inbunden - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780415367882

    One of the UK's foremost moral philosophers, Mary Midgley recounts her remarkable story in this elegiac and moving account of friendships found and lost, bitter philosophical battles and of a profound love of teaching. In spite of her many books and…

  • The Ethical Primate

    The Ethical Primate
    av Mary Midgley

    Häftad - 1996 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780415132244

    In The Ethical Primate, Mary Midgley, 'one of the sharpest critical pens in the West' according to the Times Literary Supplement, addresses the fundamental question of human freedom. Scientists and philosophers have found it difficult to understand…

  • The Ethical Primate

    The Ethical Primate
    av Mary Midgley

    Inbunden - 1994 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780415095303

    In The Ethical Primate, Mary Midgley, 'one of the sharpest critical pens in the West' according to the Times Literary Supplement, addresses the fundamental question of human freedom. Scientists and philosophers have found it difficult to understand…

  • Are You an Illusion?

    Are You an Illusion?
    av Mary Midgley

    Inbunden - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781138171343

    In Are You an Illusion? today's scientific orthodoxy, which treats the self as nothing more than an elaborate illusion, comes under spirited attack. In an impassioned defence of the importance of our own thoughts, feelings and experiences, Mary Midg…

  • Are You an Illusion?

    Are You an Illusion?
    av Mary Midgley

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781844657926

    In Are You an Illusion? today's scientific orthodoxy, which treats the self as nothing more than an elaborate illusion, comes under spirited attack. In an impassioned defence of the importance of our own thoughts, feelings and experiences, Mary Midg…

  • Science and Poetry

    Science and Poetry
    av Mary Midgley

    Häftad - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780415276320

    Crude materialism, reduction of mind to body, extreme individualism. All products of a 17th century scientific inheritance which looks at the parts of our existence at the expense of the whole.Cutting through myths of scientific omnipotence, Mary Mi…

  • Science and Poetry

    Science and Poetry
    av Mary Midgley

    Inbunden - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780415237321

    Crude materialism, reduction of mind to body, extreme individualism. All products of a 17th century scientific inheritance which looks at the parts of our existence at the expense of the whole. Cutting through myths of scientific omnipotence, Mary M…

  • Science and Poetry

    Science and Poetry
    av Mary Midgley

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780415378482

    Science, according to the received wisdom of the day, can answer any question we choose to put to it - even the most fundamental about ourselves, our behaviour and our cultures. But for Mary Midgley it can never be the whole story, as it cannot trul…

  • Science as Salvation

    Science as Salvation
    av Mary Midgley

    Häftad - 1994 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780415107730

    What is the role of scientists in society? What should we think when they talk about more than just science? Mary Midgley discusses the high spiritual ambitions which tend to gather around the notion of science.

  • Can't We Make Moral Judgements?

    Can't We Make Moral Judgements?
    av Mary Midgley

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781474298001

    How many times do we hear the statement 'It's not for me to judge'? It conveys one of the most popular ideas of our time: that to make judgements of others is essentially wrong. In this classic text, the renowned moral philosopher Mary Midgely turns…

  • Heart and Mind

    Heart and Mind
    av Mary Midgley

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781138141728

    With a new introduction by the author. It is a book of superb spirit and style, more entertaining than a work of philosophy has any right to be.' - Times Literary Supplement. Throughout our lives we are making moral choices. Some decisions simply di…

  • Heart and Mind

    Heart and Mind
    av Mary Midgley

    Häftad - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780415304498

    With a new introduction by the author. It is a book of superb spirit and style, more entertaining than a work of philosophy has any right to be.' - Times Literary Supplement. Throughout our lives we are making moral choices. Some decisions simply di…

  • Wickedness

    Wickedness
    av Mary Midgley

    Häftad - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780415253987

    To look into the darkness of the human soul is a frightening venture. Here Mary Midgley does so, with her customary brilliance and clarity. Midgley's analysis proves that the capacity for real wickedness is an inevitable part of human nature. This i…

  • Wickedness

    Wickedness
    av Mary Midgley

    Inbunden - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781138127012

    To look into the darkness of the human soul is a frightening venture. Here Mary Midgley does so, with her customary brilliance and clarity. Midgley's analysis proves that the capacity for real wickedness is an inevitable part of human nature. This i…

  • Wickedness

    Wickedness
    av Mary Midgley

    Inbunden - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780415255516

    To look into the darkness of the human soul is a frightening venture. Here Mary Midgley does so, with her customary brilliance and clarity. In Wickedness she sets out to delineate not so much the nature of wickedness as its actual sources. Midgley's…

  • The Solitary Self

    The Solitary Self
    av Mary Midgley

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781844652532

    Renowned philosopher Mary Midgley explores the nature of our moral constitution to challenge the view that reduces human motivation to self-interest. Midgley argues cogently and convincingly that simple, one-sided accounts of human motives, such as…

  • The Solitary Self

    The Solitary Self
    av Mary Midgley

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781138169296

    Renowned philosopher Mary Midgley explores the nature of our moral constitution to challenge the view that reduces human motivation to self-interest. Midgley argues cogently and convincingly that simple, one-sided accounts of human motives, such as…

  • Evolution as a Religion

    Evolution as a Religion
    av Mary Midgley

    Häftad - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780415278331

    According to The Guardian, Midgley is 'the foremost scourge of scientific pretentions in this country; someone whose wit is admired even by those who fee she sometimes oversteps the mark'. This book examines how science comes to be used as a substit…

  • Evolution as a Religion

    Evolution as a Religion
    av Mary Midgley

    Inbunden - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780415278324

    According to a profile in The Guardian, Mary Midgley is 'the foremost scourge of scientific pretensions in this country; someone whose wit is admired even by those who feel she sometimes oversteps the mark'. Considered one of Britain's finest philos…

  • Earthy Realism: The Meaning of Gaia

    Earthy Realism: The Meaning of Gaia

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781845400804

    GAIA, named after the ancient Greek mother-goddess, is the notion that the Earth and the life on it form an active, self-maintaining whole. By its use of personification it attacks the view that the physical world is inert and lifeless. It has a sci…

  • Animals and Why They Matter

    Animals and Why They Matter
    av Mary Midgley

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780820320410

    Animals and Why They Matter examines the barriers that our philosophical traditions have erected between human beings and animals and reveals that the too-often ridiculed subject of animal rights is an issue crucially related to such problems within…

  • Utopias, Dolphins and Computers

    Utopias, Dolphins and Computers
    av Mary Midgley

    Häftad - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780415133784

    Why do the big philosophical questions so often strike us as far-fetched and little to with everyday life? Mary Midgley shows that it need not be that way; she shows that there is a need for philosophy in the real world. Her popularity as one of our…