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1. Arguing with Plato

1. Arguing with Plato  

Julia Annas

in Plato: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191775505
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802163.003.0001
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‘Arguing with Plato’ explores the themes of knowledge and belief in Plato's dialogue the Theaetetus, in which Socrates shows faults in all of the accounts of knowledge suggested by young ... More
1. Reason and BeliefRichness and diversity in Indian thought

1. Reason and Belief: Richness and diversity in Indian thought  

Sue Hamilton

in Indian Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2001
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Sep 2013
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9780191776403
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853745.003.0001
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India has a very long tradition of philosophical debate which has lasted for two and a half millennia and straddles many diverse religious traditions. Philosophy in India is seen as an ... More
2. Aims and Methods

2. Aims and Methods  

A. J. Ayer

in Hume: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2000
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Sep 2013
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Hume aimed to continue the empirical enquiry begun by Locke to criticise trust in reason and question the nature of causality. ‘Aims and Methods’ discusses Hume's attempts to create a ... More
3. Reason

3. Reason  

Thomas Pink

in Free Will: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2004
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Sep 2013
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9780191776366
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853585.003.0003
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‘Reason’ investigates the effect of reason on compatibilism. Compatibilism comes from two sources: the rationalist conception of freedom (which links freedom with reason), and the ... More
Locke: A Very Short Introduction

Locke: A Very Short Introduction  

John Dunn

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May 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191775888
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10.1093/actrade/9780192803948.001.0001
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Locke: A Very Short Introduction unravels the meaning of John Locke's political thought and his contribution to English ideology. One of the greatest English philosophers of ... More
3. Knowledge, belief, and faith

3. Knowledge, belief, and faith  

John Dunn

in Locke: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2003
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Sep 2013
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‘Knowledge, belief and faith’ explores the link that Locke believed existed between knowledge, faith and morality. Locke thought that knowledge consisted of the union of the simple ideas of ... More
6. How should the agnostic live?

6. How should the agnostic live?  

Robin Le Poidevin

in Agnosticism: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777684
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10.1093/actrade/9780199575268.003.0007
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‘How should the agnostic live?’ compares the effects of agnosticism in science and morality. It argues that a religious life is possible for the agnostic. The argument for faith known as ... More
Miracles: A Very Short Introduction

Miracles: A Very Short Introduction  

Yujin Nagasawa

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Nov 2017
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Nov 2017
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9780191809361
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10.1093/actrade/9780198747215.001.0001
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What exactly is a miracle? What types of miracles are believed in the world’s great religions? What do recent scientific findings tell us about miracles? Can we rationally believe that ... More
1. What is atheism?

1. What is atheism?  

Julian Baggini

in Atheism: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Aug 2021
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Aug 2021
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9780191889950
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10.1093/actrade/9780198856795.003.0001
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‘What is atheism?’ examines what atheism is. Atheism is simply the belief that there is no God or gods. The atheist’s rejection of belief in God is usually accompanied by a broader ... More
3. Bodies and Selves

3. Bodies and Selves  

A. J. Ayer

in Hume: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776601
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854063.003.0003
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Do bodies and selves exist separate from our perceptions? ‘Bodies and Selves’ explores Hume's belief that perceptions are connected to external objects and that denying this is ... More
4. Authenticity

4. Authenticity  

Thomas Flynn

in Existentialism: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2006
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Sep 2013
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9780191775932
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10.1093/actrade/9780192804280.003.0004
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‘Authenticity’ considers how to live a ‘free’ life. Authenticity comes from owning up to our self-defining choices and transcending one's situation to make something of oneself. To deny ... More
4. The analysis of knowledge

4. The analysis of knowledge  

Jennifer Nagel

in Knowledge: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2014
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Sep 2014
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9780191779916
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10.1093/actrade/9780199661268.003.0004
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‘The analysis of knowledge’ begins with Edmund Gettier who challenged the ‘classical analysis of knowledge’ that equates knowledge with justified true belief. His no-false-belief proposal ... More
3. How do we know?Hume’s Of Miracles

3. How do we know?: Hume’s Of Miracles  

Edward Craig

in Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Sep 2020
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Sep 2020
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9780191894336
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10.1093/actrade/9780198861775.003.0003
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The Scottish philosopher and historian David Hume argued that our evidence for a miracle happening could never outweigh the strength of the evidence that it had not. The evidence could be ... More
2. The case for atheism

2. The case for atheism  

Julian Baggini

in Atheism: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Aug 2021
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Aug 2021
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9780191889950
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10.1093/actrade/9780198856795.003.0002
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‘The case for atheism’ investigates the case for atheism, which does not depend on proving God does not exist but on making a good case for naturalism. The atheist’s naturalism consists in ... More
8. Skepticism

8. Skepticism  

William M. Hamlin

in Montaigne: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2020
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Nov 2020
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9780190848804
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10.1093/actrade/9780190848774.003.0008
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How does the identification of Montaigne as a skeptic coexist with his Roman Catholic beliefs and practice? “Skepticism” classifies the Montaignian approach as “Pyrrhonist”—a school of ... More
Global Islam: A Very Short Introduction

Global Islam: A Very Short Introduction  

Nile Green

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Jan 2021
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Nov 2020
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9780190917265
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10.1093/actrade/9780190917234.001.0001
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9780190917234
Global Islam: A Very Short Introduction looks at the methods used by individuals, organizations, and states to spread multiple versions of Islam around the world. Since the ... More
Hume: A Very Short Introduction

Hume: A Very Short Introduction  

Alfred Ayer

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Oct 2000
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Sep 2013
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854063.001.0001
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Hume: A Very Short Introduction considers one of the greatest of all British philosophers, acknowledged by his contemporaries as a pivotal figure of the Enlightenment. A ... More
8. Knowing about knowing

8. Knowing about knowing  

Jennifer Nagel

in Knowledge: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2014
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Mindreading is the natural capacity that generates instinctive feelings about another person's knowledge and other mental states. ‘Knowing about knowing’ explains that humans have ... More
5. Internalism and externalism

5. Internalism and externalism  

Jennifer Nagel

in Knowledge: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2014
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9780191779916
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10.1093/actrade/9780199661268.003.0005
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Internalism represents the first-person point of view where knowledge is grounded by your own experience and by your own capacity to reason: if you can't see for yourself why you should ... More
6. Making a Jewish home

6. Making a Jewish home  

Norman Solomon

in Judaism: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Aug 2014
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Aug 2014
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9780191780035
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10.1093/actrade/9780199687350.003.0007
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9780199687350
What does a Jewish home look like? ‘Making a Jewish home’ looks at everyday Jewish life including objects in the home, books likely to be found in the home, education, kosher food, sexual ... More

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