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Talking Phiolosophy
Talking Phiolosophy
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Author : Richard Sorabji
Publisher : Oxford University Press
ISBN# : 9780199462889
Pages : 140
Price :INR 495
Offer Price:INR 441
Book Description
In this engaging dialogue that moves effortlessly across interdisciplinary boundaries, Richard Sorabji expounds, with astounding clarity and candidness, on a broad range of issues such as the moral philosophy behind the concepts of just war and ‘humanitarian intervention’, whether it is possible to be a Stoic today, and whether there is such a thing as a continuous self. He surveys the four leading ancient schools of philosophical thought—Aristotelian, Stoic, Platonist (including Neoplatonist), and Epicurean—and analyses the differences in their approach to various subjects Talking Philosophy is as much a recollection of Sorabji’s childhood and his scholarly life at Oxford as it is a philosophical reflection on issues as varied and complex as whether animals have reason or whether Gandhi could be considered an ethical role model.
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