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              The Frontiers of Knowledge: What We Know About Science, History and The Mind

              The Frontiers of Knowledge: What We Know About Science, History and The Mind (Trade Paperback / Paperback, FME)

              By Grayling, A. C.

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              In very recent times humanity has learnt a vast amount about the universe, the past, and itself. But through our remarkable successes in acquiring knowledge we have learned how much we have yet to learn: the science we have, for example, addresses just 5% of the universe; pre-his...tory is still being revealed, with thousands of historical sites yet to be explored; and the new neurosciences of mind and brain are just beginning. What do we know, and how do we know it? What do we now know that we don't know? And what have we learnt about the obstacles to knowing more? In a time of deepening battles over what knowledge and truth mean, these questions matter more than ever. Bestselling polymath and philosopher A. C. Grayling seeks to answer them in three crucial areas at the frontiers of knowledge: science, history, and psychology. In each area he illustrates how each field has advanced to where it is now, from the rise of technology to quantum theory, from the dawn of humanity to debates around national histories, from ancient ideas of the brain to modern theories of the mind. A remarkable history of science, life on earth, and the human mind itself, this is a compelling and fascinating tour de force, written with Grayling's verve, clarity and remarkable breadth of knowledge.
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              ISBN 9780241304587
              Released NZ 11 May 2021
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              The Frontiers of Knowledge: What We Know About Science, History and The Mind

              The Frontiers of Knowledge: What We Know About Science, History and The Mind (Hardback)

              By Grayling, A. C.

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              In very recent times humanity has learnt a vast amount about the universe, the past, and itself. But through our remarkable successes in acquiring knowledge we have learned how much we have yet to learn: the science we have, for example, addresses just 5% of the universe; pre-his...tory is still being revealed, with thousands of historical sites yet to be explored; and the new neurosciences of mind and brain are just beginning. What do we know, and how do we know it? What do we now know that we don't know? And what have we learnt about the obstacles to knowing more? In a time of deepening battles over what knowledge and truth mean, these questions matter more than ever. Bestselling polymath and philosopher A. C. Grayling seeks to answer them in three crucial areas at the frontiers of knowledge: science, history, and psychology. In each area he illustrates how each field has advanced to where it is now, from the rise of technology to quantum theory, from the dawn of humanity to debates around national histories, from ancient ideas of the brain to modern theories of the mind. A remarkable history of science, life on earth, and the human mind itself, this is a compelling and fascinating tour de force, written with Grayling's verve, clarity and remarkable breadth of knowledge.
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              ISBN 9780241304563
              Released NZ 6 May 2021
              Publisher Penguin
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              Descartes: The Life of Rene Descartes and Its Place in His Times
               

              Descartes: The Life of Rene Descartes and Its Place in His Times (Paperback, New edition)

              By Grayling, A. C.

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              A biography of one of the giants of philosophy and science for a century - Descartes. Scientist, mathematician, traveller, soldier - and spy - Rene Descartes has been called the 'father of modern philosophy'. Born in 1596 into an era dominated by the medieval mindset, he was one ...of the chief actors in the drama that ushered in the modern world.
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              ISBN 9781416522638
              Released NZ 25 Oct 2006
              Publisher Simon & Schuster
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Philosophy 1: A Guide Through the Subject
               

              Philosophy 1: A Guide Through the Subject (Paperback, New edition)

              Edited by Grayling, A. C.

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              This is the first volume of a two-volume introduction to and guide through philosophy intended to orientate, assist and stimulate the reader at every stage in the study of the subject. Eleven extended essays are offered, each surveying a major area and offering an account of the ...main debates.
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              ISBN 9780198752431
              Released NZ 1 Jan 1999
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
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              Russell: A Very Short Introduction

              Russell: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback)

              By Grayling, A. C.

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              Bertrand Russell (1872-1970) is one of the most famous and important philosophers of the twentieth century. He is credited with being one of the prime movers of Analytic Philosophy. This account of his life and work introduces both his technical contributions to logic and philoso...phy, and his views on education, politics, war, and sexual morality.
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              ISBN 9780192802583
              Released NZ 1 Jul 2002
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
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              Series Very Short Introductions
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              The Frontiers of Knowledge: What We Know About Science, History and The Mind
                

              The Frontiers of Knowledge: What We Know About Science, History and The Mind (Paperback)

              By Grayling, A. C.

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                14 Apr 22

              'Grayling brings satisfying order to daunting subjects' Steven Pinker _________________________ In very recent times humanity has learnt a vast amount about the universe, the past, and itself. But through our remarkable successes in acquiring knowledge we have learned how much we... have yet to learn: the science we have, for example, addresses just 5 per cent of the universe; pre-history is still being revealed, with thousands of historical sites yet to be explored; and the new neurosciences of mind and brain are just beginning. What do we know, and how do we know it? What do we now know that we don't know? And what have we learnt about the obstacles to knowing more? In a time of deepening battles over what knowledge and truth mean, these questions matter more than ever. Bestselling polymath and philosopher A. C. Grayling seeks to answer them in three crucial areas at the frontiers of knowledge: science, history and psychology. A remarkable history of science, life on earth, and the human mind itself, this is a compelling and fascinating tour de force, written with verve, clarity and remarkable breadth of knowledge. _________________________ 'Remarkable, readable and authoritative. How he has mastered so much, so thoroughly, is nothing short of amazing' Lawrence M. Krauss, author of A Universe from Nothing 'This book hums with the excitement of the great human project of discovery' Adam Zeman, author of Aphantasia
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              ISBN 9780241304570
              Publisher Penguin
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              Think Again: A Philosophical Approach to Teaching
               

              Think Again: A Philosophical Approach to Teaching (Hardback)

              By Taylor, John L.; Foreword by Grayling, A. C.

              Offers practical guidance on how philosophy can liberate and revitalize teaching and learning by creating space for independent, critical thinking. This book offers advice on how to use philosophy as the cornerstone of a fresh approach to teaching and learning, with the central a...im of developing students' capacity for deeper, freer thought.
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              ISBN 9781441121066
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              Human Nature: Fact and Fiction: Literature, Science and Human Nature
               

              Human Nature: Fact and Fiction: Literature, Science and Human Nature (Hardback, Annotated edition)

              By Wells, Robin Headlam; McFadden, Professor Johnjoe; Foreword by Grayling, A. C.

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              Presents a collection of various perspectives on human nature by ten leading writers, scientists and academics. This book attempts to bridge the gulf between the sciences and humanities. It is aimed at anyone with a background in either the arts or the sciences and is interested ...in understanding what defines us as human beings.
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              ISBN 9780826485458
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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              War: An Enquiry

              War: An Enquiry (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Grayling, A. C.

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              <![CDATA[A renowned philosopher challenges long-held views on just wars, ethical conduct during war, why wars occur, how they alter people and societies, and more For residents of the twenty-first century, a vision of a future without warfare is almost inconceivable. Though wars ...are terrible and destructive, they also seem unavoidable. In this original and deeply considered book, A. C. Grayling examines, tests, and challenges the concept of war. He proposes that a deeper, more accurate understanding of war may enable us to reduce its frequency, mitigate its horrors, and lessen the burden of its consequences. Grayling explores the long, tragic history of war and how warfare has changed in response to technological advances. He probes much-debated theories concerning the causes of war and considers positive changes that may result from war. How might these results be achieved without violence? In a profoundly wise conclusion, the author envisions "just war theory" in new moral terms, taking into account the lessons of World War II and the Holocaust and laying down ethical principles for going to war and for conduct during war.]]>
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              ISBN 9780300234459
              Released NZ 15 Jun 2018
              Publisher Yale University Press
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              Series Vices and Virtues
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              The History of Philosophy

              The History of Philosophy (Paperback)

              By Grayling, A. C.

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              'Updating Bertrand Russell for the 21st century . . . a cerebrally enjoyable survey, written with great clarity and touches of wit . . . The non-western section throws up some fascinating revelations' Sunday Times The story of philosophy is an epic tale: an exploration of the ide...as, views and teachings of some of the most creative minds known to humanity. But since the long-popular classic Bertrand Russell's History of Western Philosophy, first published in 1945, there has been no comprehensive and entertaining, single-volume history of this great intellectual journey. With his characteristic clarity and elegance A. C. Grayling takes the reader from the world-views and moralities before the age of the Buddha, Confucius and Socrates, through Christianity's dominance of the European mind to the Renaissance and Enlightenment, and on to Mill, Nietzsche, Sartre, and philosophy today. And, since the story of philosophy is incomplete without mention of the great philosophical traditions of India, China and the Persian-Arabic world, he gives a comparative survey of them too. Intelligible for students and eye-opening for philosophy readers, he covers epistemology, metaphysics, ethics, aesthetics, logic, the philosophy of mind, the philosophy of language, political philosophy and the history of debates in these areas of enquiry, through the ideas of the celebrated philosophers as well as less well-known influential thinkers. He also asks what we have learnt from this body of thought, and what progress is still to be made. The first authoritative and accessible single-volume history of philosophy for decades, remarkable for its range and clarity, this is a landmark work.
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              ISBN 9780241304549
              Released NZ 28 Aug 2020
              Publisher Penguin
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