Philosophy for Life
Applying Philosophy in Politics and Culture
By (author) Rupert Read
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Philosophy for Life by Rupert Read
Book DescriptionPhilosophy for Life is a bold call for the practice of philosophy in our everyday lives. Philosopher and writer Rupert Read explores a series of important and often provocative contemporary political and cultural issues from a philosophical perspective, arguing that philosophy is not a body of doctrine, but a practice, a vantage point from which life should be analysed and, more importantly, acted upon. Philosophy for Life is a personal journey that explores four key areas of society today:Politics, Religion, Art, and the Environment. Taking tangible examples from modern politics, from climate change to the war on terror, and culture, from Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings film trilogy to the poetry of T.S. Eliot, Read shows that philosophyis already an active part of today's world. This captivating and timelybook offers a philosophical response to some of the key questions facing today's society and encourages us to use philosophy as a kind of therapy. Philosophy for Lifeshows that we canimprove our perspective on the world and our place in it by doing philosophy everyday.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780826496096
(216mm x 140mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 31-Jul-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Rupert Read
Wittgenstein Among the Sciences, Hardback (April 2012)
Discussing the work of Kuhn, Winch and Wittgenstein in relation to fundamental question of methodology, this title undertakes an examination of the nature of (natural) science itself, in the light of which a series of successive cases of putatively scientific disciplines are analysed.
Beyond the Tractatus Wars, Hardback (August 2011)
Addresses differing views on how to understand early Wittgenstein, providing an arena in which the debate between 'strong' resolutists, 'weak' resolutists and 'elucidatory' readers of the Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus can really take place.
New Hume Debate, Paperback (December 2007)
Documents the contemporary readings of Hume's work. This work brings the debate beyond textual issues in Hume to contemporary philosophical issues concerning causation and knowledge of the external world and issue in the history of philosophy.
Film as Philosophy, Paperback (September 2005)» View all books by Rupert Read
This is a unique volume, as its attempt is to treat films as philosophy, rather than to speak of films only in relation to philosophy, thereby subjugating the film in question to pre-existing theories, be they psychoanalytic, feminist or cognitive.
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Author Biography - Rupert Read
Rupert Read is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of East Anglia, UK. He is editor of The New Wittgenstein (Routledge, 2000), The New Hume Debate (Routledge, 2000) and Kuhn (Polity, 2002). He has published articles in a number of philosophical journals and mainstream newspapers.
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