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1. A recent field

1. A recent field  

Richard Passingham

in Cognitive Neuroscience: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2016
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Sep 2016
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9780191828607
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198786221.003.0001
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The field of cognitive neuroscience was born in the late 1970s, but was transformed over the next two decades with the development of techniques such as positron emission tomography and ... More
5. Russell's influence

5. Russell's influence  

A. C. Grayling

in Russell: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191775659
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802583.003.0005
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9780192802583
‘Russell's influence’ describes the impact of Bertrand Russell on mainstream philosophy in the English language as it has been practised since the years between the two world wars, logic, ... More
Cognitive Neuroscience: A Very Short Introduction

Cognitive Neuroscience: A Very Short Introduction  

Richard Passingham

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Sep 2016
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Sep 2016
eISBN: 
9780191828607
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198786221.001.0001
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book
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9780198786221
Cognitive neuroscience was born in the late 1970s when the study of patients who had suffered brain damage or injury to limited parts of the brain revealed different components and the ... More
The Meaning of Life: A Very Short Introduction

The Meaning of Life: A Very Short Introduction  

Terry Eagleton

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Apr 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780191777219
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10.1093/actrade/9780199532179.001.0001
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The Meaning of Life: A Very Short Introduction shows how centuries of thinkers — from Shakespeare and Schopenhauer to Marx, Sartre, and Beckett — have tackled the conundrum of ... More
1. Questions and answers

1. Questions and answers  

Terry Eagleton

in The Meaning of Life: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780191777219
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10.1093/actrade/9780199532179.003.0001
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Is the question ‘What is the meaning of life?’ a genuine question or does it simply look like one? Some thinkers would argue that because meaning is a matter of language, not objects, then ... More
1. The rise of postmodernism

1. The rise of postmodernism  

Christopher Butler

in Postmodernism: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191775550
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802392.003.0001
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9780192802392
‘The rise of postmodernism’ provides an introduction to postmodernism. The term ‘postmodernist’ draws attention to a mixture of historical period and ideological implications with Marxist ... More
2. Misunderestimating Derrida

2. Misunderestimating Derrida  

Simon Glendinning

in Derrida: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191775796
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10.1093/actrade/9780192803450.003.0002
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‘Misunderestimating Derrida’ seeks to explain philosophers' hostility to Derrida. Objecting to Derrida's work on the grounds of its indiscipline is not just objecting to its style. Since ... More
6. So what is analytic philosophy?

6. So what is analytic philosophy?  

Michael Beaney

in Analytic Philosophy: A Very Short introduction

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Nov 2017
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Nov 2017
eISBN: 
9780191823442
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10.1093/actrade/9780198778028.003.0007
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9780198778028
There are various similarities and differences between the respective approaches to analytic philosophy of Frege, Russell, Moore, Wittgenstein, and Stebbing. But is there anything in common ... More

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