What Philosophers Think

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Bloomsbury Academic, Jun 6, 2003 - Philosophy - 288 pages
What does evolution mean today? Do we have free will? How is technology changing the way we understand life? Where is God? Does art have a value? Is science the new philosophy? What are the ethics of making war? How does language hold meaning? Is freedom possible?

These are only some of the questions addressed in What Philosophers Think, a collection of interviews with some of the world's leading philosophers and intellectuals.

Contributors: Simon Blackburn, Helena Cronin, Don Cupitt, Richard Dawkins, Michael Dummett, Stuart Hampshire, John Harris, Ted Honderich, Mary Midgley, Ray Monk, Hilary Putnam, Jonathan Rée, Janet Radcliffe Richards, Roger Scruton, John Searle, Peter Singer, Alan Sokal, Russell Stannard, Richard Swinburne, Peter Vardy, Edward O. Wilson, Mary Warnock.

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About the author (2003)

Julian Baggini is co-editor (with Jeremy Stangroom) of The Philosophers' Magazine (www.philosophers.co.uk), Great Thinkers A-Z (2004) and New British Philosophy: The Interviews (2002). He is also the author of The Pig That Wants to be Eaten and What's It All About? Philosophy and the Meaning of Life (both Granta, 2005). Jeremy Stangroom is co-editor, with Julian Baggini, of The Philosophers' Magazine and co-author of Do You Think What You Think You Think? (Granta, 2006), What Philosophers Think and Great Thinkers A-Z. He and Ophelia Benson are co-authors of Why Truth Matters and The Dictionary of Fashionable Nonsense (Souvenir, 2004).

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