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Anatomy at a Glance

by Simon Blackburn Omar Faiz David Moffat

Following the familiar, easy-to-use at a Glance format, and in full-colour, this new edition provides an accessible introduction and revision aid for medical, nursing and all health sciences students. Thoroughly updated and now fully supported by a set of web-based flashcards, Anatomy at a Glance provides a user-friendly overview of anatomy to encapsulate all that the student needs to know. Anatomy at a Glance: Addresses the basic concepts of anatomy in an highly visual, easy-to-remember way Features two new chapters outlining anatomical terminology and basic embryology Includes more coverage of imaging techniques such as CT and MRI Offers free online flashcards for self-assessment and revision at www. wiley. com/go/anatomyataglance To find out more about the at a Glance series, please visit www. ataglanceseries. com

The Big Questions: Philosophy

by Simon Blackburn

Bestselling author Simon Blackburn tackles the key questions in philosophy--and provides easy-to-understand and enlightening answers.In Big Questions: Philosophy, bestselling author Simon Blackburn addresses the 20 essential questions:What is the meaning of life? Am I free? Why is there something and not nothing? What do we really know? Is there such a thing as society? Can machines think? What is time? How can I deceive myself? Why be good? What fills up space? Can we truly understand each other? Why do things keep on keeping on? Are we rational? What am I? What are my rights? Is truth relative? Do we need God? What is human nature? What is beauty? Is death to be feared?hat is human nature? What is beauty? Is death to be feared?

The Big Questions: Philosophy

by Simon Blackburn

Bestselling author Simon Blackburn tackles the key questions in philosophy--and provides easy-to-understand and enlightening answers.In Big Questions: Philosophy, bestselling author Simon Blackburn addresses the 20 essential questions:What is the meaning of life? Am I free? Why is there something and not nothing? What do we really know? Is there such a thing as society? Can machines think? What is time? How can I deceive myself? Why be good? What fills up space? Can we truly understand each other? Why do things keep on keeping on? Are we rational? What am I? What are my rights? Is truth relative? Do we need God? What is human nature? What is beauty? Is death to be feared?

Expressivism, Pragmatism And Representationalism

by Michael Williams Simon Blackburn Huw Price Robert Brandom

Pragmatists have traditionally been enemies of representationalism but friends of naturalism, when naturalism is understood to pertain to human subjects, in the sense of Hume and Nietzsche. In this volume Huw Price presents his distinctive version of this traditional combination, as delivered in his Ren Descartes Lectures at Tilburg University in 2008. Price contrasts his view with other contemporary forms of philosophical naturalism, comparing it with other pragmatist and neo-pragmatist views such as those of Robert Brandom and Simon Blackburn. Linking their different 'expressivist' programmes, Price argues for a radical global expressivism that combines key elements from both. With Paul Horwich and Michael Williams, Brandom and Blackburn respond to Price in new essays. Price replies in the closing essay, emphasising links between his views and those of Wilfrid Sellars. The volume will be of great interest to advanced students of philosophy of language and metaphysics.

La historia de La República de Platón

by Simon Blackburn

La república de Platón, sus orígenes, sus significados y su vigencia en nuestros días. «Ella [la injusticia extrema] es la tiranía que arrebata lo ajeno, sea sagrado o profano, privado o público, por dolo o por fuerza, no ya en pequeñas partes, sino en masa.» Platón, La República Tal vez Platón sea el filósofo más importante de la historia. Escrito en Atenas hacia el 375 a.C., La república es su diálogo más conocido. Su discusión de la ciudad perfecta, y la mente perfecta, sentó los cimientos de la cultura occidental y, durante más de dos mil años, ha estado en el corazón de la filosofía occidental. En este libro Simon Blackburn explica las ideas jurídicas, morales y políticas de La república, y examina su influencia en el mundo contemporáneo. Muestra cómo, desde san Agustín hasta Wordsworth y los filósofos del siglo XX, el pensamiento occidental ha sido, y sigue siendo, una serie de respuestas a uno de los libros más importantes del mundo.

Mirror, Mirror

by Simon Blackburn

Everyone deplores narcissism, especially in others. The vain are by turns annoying or absurd, offending us whether they are blissfully oblivious or proudly aware of their behavior. But are narcissism and vanity really as bad as they seem? Can we avoid them even if we try? In Mirror, Mirror, Simon Blackburn, the author of such best-selling philosophy books as Think, Being Good, and Lust, says that narcissism, vanity, pride, and self-esteem are more complex than they first appear and have innumerable good and bad forms. Drawing on philosophy, psychology, literature, history, and popular culture, Blackburn offers an enlightening and entertaining exploration of self-love, from the myth of Narcissus and the Christian story of the Fall to today's self-esteem industry.A sparkling mixture of learning, humor, and style, Mirror, Mirror examines what great thinkers have said about self-love--from Aristotle, Cicero, and Erasmus to Rousseau, Adam Smith, Kant, and Iris Murdoch. It considers today's "me"-related obsessions, such as the "selfie," plastic surgery, and cosmetic enhancements, and reflects on connected phenomena such as the fatal commodification of social life and the tragic overconfidence of George W. Bush and Tony Blair. Ultimately, Mirror, Mirror shows why self-regard is a necessary and healthy part of life. But it also suggests that we have lost the ability to distinguish--let alone strike a balance--between good and bad forms of self-concern.

The Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy (2nd edition revised)

by Simon Blackburn

Philosophy is human thought become self-conscious. Its topics are life, the universe, and everything; it can include all the categories of religious, artistic, scientific, mathematical, and logical thought. This dictionary of philosophy is a record of some of the terms that excite such reflection, and some that have been found helpful in conducting it.

Ruling Passions: A Theory of Practical Reasoning

by Simon Blackburn

Simon Blackburn puts forward a compelling and original philosophy of human motivation and morality. Why do we behave as we do? Can we improve? Is our ethics at war with our passions, or is it an upshot of those passions? Blackburn seeks the answers to such questions in an exploration of the nature of moral emotions and the structures of human motivation. He develops a naturalistic ethics, which integrates our understanding of ethics with the rest of our understanding of the world we live in. His theory does not debunk the ethical by reducing it to the non-ethical, and it banishes the spectres of scepticism and relativism that have haunted recent moral philosophy. Ruling Passions reveals how ethics can maintain its authority even though it is rooted in the very emotions and motivations that it exists to control.

Think: A Compelling Introduction to Philosophy

by Simon Blackburn

'Think offers a tour of philosophical thinking. . . central to our understanding of the world and our position in it. ' -Sunday Times 29/04/01'highly recommended' -TLS 27/04/01The one book every smart person should read. ' - Time Magazine, 10. 4. 99'Simon Blackburn's lucidly elegant essay is a guide to the most central concerns of philosophy. . . A beautifully clear account of the chief arguments in each debate. Blackburn is an accomplished philosopher, which makes this a valuable little book. ' Sunday Times, 7. 11. 99

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