On Immigration and Refugees
By (author) Sir Michael Dummett
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On Immigration and Refugees by Sir Michael Dummett
Book DescriptionMichael Dummett, philosopher and social critic, was one of the sharpest and most prominent commentators and campaigners for the fair treatment of immigrants and refugees in Britain and Europe. This book insightfully draws together his thoughts on this major issue for the first time. Exploring the confused and often highly unjust thinking about immigration, Dummett then carefully questions the principles and justifications governing state policies, pointing out that they often conflict with the rights of refugees as laid down by the Geneva Convention. With compelling and often moving examples, On Immigration and Refugees points a new way forward for humane thinking and practice about a problem we cannot afford to ignore.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415227087
(198mm x 129mm x 19mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 21-May-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Thought and Reality, Paperback (October 2008)
Sir Michael Dummett sets out his views about some of the deepest questions in philosophy. The fundamental question of metaphysics is: what does reality consist of? Dummett puts forward his controversial view of reality as indeterminate: there may be no fact of the matter about whether an object does or does not have a given property.
Truth and the Past, Paperback (November 2005)» View all books by Sir Michael Dummett
In Truth and the Past, Dummett, best known as a proponent of antirealism, clarifies his current positions on the metaphysical issue of realism and the philosophy of language. His three John Dewey Lectures were delivered at Columbia University in the spring of 2002. Revised and expanded, the lectures are presented here along with two new essays.
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Author Biography - Sir Michael Dummett
Sir Michael Dummett, (1925 - 2011) was Wykeham Professor of Logic at the University of Oxford until his retirement in 1992, and was knighted for his "services to philosophy and to racial justice" in 1999.
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