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Concluding remarks

Concluding remarks  

Jan Westerhoff

in Reality: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191778063
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10.1093/actrade/9780199594412.003.0006
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We cannot claim that the reality or unreality of things has been established conclusively. One of the issues raised here, that of the unreality of the self, has been debated in the Indian ... More
5. Logic and reality

5. Logic and reality  

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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Why is logic needed as part of philosophy? This topic has always been controversial. We need logic to make sure that our arguments are sound. In ancient philosophy, logic has the function ... 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
4. Reality and appearance: more adventures in metaphysics

4. Reality and appearance: more adventures in metaphysics  

Catherine Osborne

in Presocratic Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2004
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Sep 2013
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10.1093/actrade/9780192840943.003.0005
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‘Reality and appearance: more adventures in metaphysics’ explores the Presocratic philosophers who, like Zeno, suggested that reality and appearance can be prised apart and that the nature ... 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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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
Introduction

Introduction  

Jan Westerhoff

in Reality: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2011
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Most people take for granted that the life they are living is real. However, never to have at least suspected that things might not be exactly as they seem lacks philosophical imagination. ... More
6. Prophecy

6. Prophecy  

Michael Tanner

in Nietzsche: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2000
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854148.003.0006
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‘Prophecy’ deals with Thus Spoke Zarathustra, in which Nietzsche was trying to establish himself as a philosopher-poet. He uses a great deal of imagery and allegory and there are poems, ... More
Ancient Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

Ancient Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction  

Julia Annas

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Oct 2000
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Sep 2013
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Ancient Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction introduces ancient debates and focuses on important and revealing features of the subject providing a sense of its freshness and ... More
Presocratic Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

Presocratic Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction  

Catherine Osborne

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Apr 2004
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Presocratic Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction introduces the first thinkers to explore ideas about the nature of reality, time, and the origin of the universe. It begins by ... More
3. The eclipse of meaning

3. The eclipse of meaning  

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/9780199532179.003.0003
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How, in a world where sense-making is so frail and fragmentary, can we recognise a resplendent meaning? If the world is indeterminate, then despair is not possible. ‘The eclipse of meaning’ ... More
Reality: A Very Short Introduction

Reality: A Very Short Introduction  

Jan Westerhoff

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Nov 2011
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Reality: A Very Short Introduction discusses what reality is by looking at a variety of arguments, theories, and thought-experiments from philosophy, physics, and cognitive ... More
7. Extending the reach of clinical psychology

7. Extending the reach of clinical psychology  

Susan Llewelyn and Katie Aafjes-van Doorn

in Clinical Psychology: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2017
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Apr 2017
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9780191815690
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10.1093/actrade/9780198753896.003.0007
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‘Extending the reach of clinical psychology’ concerns the future, and reviews some recent developments that seem likely to take clinical psychology further in its quest to balance science ... More
3. Zeno's tortoise

3. Zeno's tortoise  

Catherine Osborne

in Presocratic Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2004
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‘Zeno's tortoise’ examines Zeno's best-loved paradox, Achilles and the tortoise. Zeno's great innovation, for which he is justly famous, lies in how he persuades us to accept unwelcome ... More
1. Dreams and simulations

1. Dreams and simulations  

Jan Westerhoff

in Reality: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2011
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How can we tell the difference between dreams and reality and does it matter? There are consequences that become extreme if we assume that all that exists is just the body and ideas. This ... More
8. Art and literature

8. Art and literature  

Anthony Storr

in Freud: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2001
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9780191776793
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854551.003.0008
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‘Art and literature’ explores Freud's attitudes to art and artists. Freud believed that art stemmed from the sublimation of unsatisfied libido. If an individual did not repress their ... More
2. Is matter real?

2. Is matter real?  

Jan Westerhoff

in Reality: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2011
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Real is what appears to the senses. This definition is called the Matrix definition. That something appears to our senses is not sufficient evidence for its reality, however, as ... More
4. Inaccuracies in memory

4. Inaccuracies in memory  

Jonathan K. Foster

in Memory: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780191776212
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10.1093/actrade/9780192806758.003.0004
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9780192806758
Forgetting is the loss of information that has been put into storage. To understand memory fully it is important to understand some of the factors that lead to the loss of memory. ... More
7. Further innovations and controversies

7. Further innovations and controversies  

Daniel Pick

in Psychoanalysis: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2015
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Jul 2015
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9780191782404
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10.1093/actrade/9780199226818.003.0007
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9780199226818
‘Further innovations and controversies’ looks in more detail at affinities and differences between some of the key analytic approaches to emerge post-war, especially in America, France, and ... More

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