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7. Trust on the internet

7. Trust on the internet  

Katherine Hawley

in Trust: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191778421
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199697342.003.0008
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9780199697342
The Internet is well-known for its fakes and frauds. These exist in the real world too, but the Internet amplifies and changes what is possible, for both better and worse. The many ways in ... 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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9780199661268
‘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. The later philosophy

3. The later philosophy  

A. C. Grayling

in Wittgenstein: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2001
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Sep 2013
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9780191776656
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854117.003.0003
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Prior to the mid-1930s, Wittgenstein‘s thought went through a period of transition in which new themes emerged as he reconsidered Tractatus. The writings of this period are genuinely ... More
7. The Witness and the Watched: Yoga and Sāṃkhya

7. The Witness and the Watched: Yoga and Sāṃkhya  

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/9780192853745.003.0007
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The mental exercises, or meditative disciplines, known as ‘yoga’ have been a part of Indian tradition since very early times. Over time, many different varieties of yoga have been taught. ... More
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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9780192802163
‘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
10. Finding causes: where are they?

10. Finding causes: where are they?  

Stephen Mumford and Rani Lill Anjum

in Causation: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2013
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Nov 2013
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9780191779909
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10.1093/actrade/9780199684434.003.0011
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How do we find causes? Is there some method by which we can discover that one sort of thing is causally connected to another? How good is our causal knowledge? ‘Finding causes: where are ... More
2. The humanist script

2. The humanist script  

Jerry Brotton

in The Renaissance: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2006
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Sep 2013
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9780191775383
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10.1093/actrade/9780192801630.003.0003
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‘The humanist script’ examines the rise of a complex and controversial philosophy, Renaissance humanism, and its relationship to the invention of the printing press. At the start of the ... More
1. The Man and His Work

1. The Man and His Work  

Jonathan Barnes

in Aristotle: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2000
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Nov 2015
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9780191822322
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854087.003.0001
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‘The man and his work’ describes Aristotle as a scholar whose scientific explorations were as wide-ranging as his philosophical speculations were profound; a teacher who enchanted and ... More
1. Why do we need political philosophy?

1. Why do we need political philosophy?  

David Miller

in Political Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191775895
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10.1093/actrade/9780192803955.003.0001
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9780192803955
‘Why do we need political philosophy?’ examines the three ideas that stand at its very heart: that good and bad government profoundly affect the quality of human lives; that the form our ... 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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9780191775888
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10.1093/actrade/9780192803948.003.0003
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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
5. Honesty and dishonesty

5. Honesty and dishonesty  

Katherine Hawley

in Trust: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191778421
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10.1093/actrade/9780199697342.003.0006
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To trust someone based on what they say has an expectation of honesty and knowledge. It also has an expectation of good intentions and of skill or ability. Judgements about good intentions ... More
8. Primitivism: is causation the most basic thing?

8. Primitivism: is causation the most basic thing?  

Stephen Mumford and Rani Lill Anjum

in Causation: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2013
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Nov 2013
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9780191779909
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10.1093/actrade/9780199684434.003.0009
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9780199684434
What if causation cannot be defined? Is it not one of the most basic and fundamental things? In that case, perhaps other notions are defined in terms of it: causation itself might be ... More
1. Introducing criminology

1. Introducing criminology  

Tim Newburn

in Criminology: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2018
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Apr 2018
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9780191785511
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10.1093/actrade/9780199643257.003.0001
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‘Introducing criminology’ explains that according to American criminologist, Edwin Sutherland, criminology is the body of knowledge regarding crime as a social phenomenon including within ... More
1. Introduction

1. Introduction  

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/9780199661268.003.0001
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9780199661268
Knowledge always belongs to some individual or group and the knowledge of a group may go beyond the knowledge of its individual members. The ‘Introduction’ focuses on the kind of knowledge ... More
2. Logic and philosophy

2. Logic and philosophy  

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/9780192802583.003.0002
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9780192802583
‘Logic and philosophy’ shows that Russell's first truly original philosophical endeavour was to show that mathematics rests on logic. The project failed, but a number of important ... More
6. The future of superstition

6. The future of superstition  

Stuart Vyse

in Superstition: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2020
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Jan 2020
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9780191859854
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10.1093/actrade/9780198819257.003.0006
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9780198819257
People have been fascinated with superstition for a very long time, and that fascination is unlikely to end soon. ‘The future of superstition’ looks at the various areas of superstition ... More
4. Collecting Facts

4. Collecting Facts  

Jonathan Barnes

in Aristotle: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2000
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Nov 2015
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9780191822322
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854087.003.0004
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9780192854087
‘Collecting Facts’ examines Aristotle’s research methods. While much of his work was based on his own study and observations, he also relied on the expertise of others. Written sources were ... More
4. Reason, knowledge and scepticism

4. Reason, knowledge and scepticism  

Julia Annas

in Ancient Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776359
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853578.003.0004
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9780192853578
In modern epistemology, certain assumptions about knowledge are common, such as the view that the existence of knowledge must be justified against the sceptic. How does this differ from ... More
Epicureanism: A Very Short Introduction

Epicureanism: A Very Short Introduction  

Catherine Wilson

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2015
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Dec 2015
eISBN: 
9780191808951
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199688326.001.0001
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9780199688326
Epicureanism is commonly associated with a carefree view of life and the pursuit of pleasures, particularly of the table. However, it was a complex and distinctive system of philosophy that ... More

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