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Peter Cave is a lecturer in philosophy at The Open University and City University, London. He frequently contributes to philosophy magazines and journals, from the serious to the fun, lectures around the world, and has scripted and presented philosophy programmes for the BBC.

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War on the Streets

War on the Streets

Author: Peter Cave Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/06/2016

Ultimate soldier. Ultimate mission, But can the SAS prevent Britain descending into war-torn anarchy? Great Britain, 1995: With terrorist bombs destroying town and city streets, rising crime and a teenage drug problem that is out of control, police forces are stretched beyond their limit. And now a new threat is looming. A fanatical right-wing movement is spreading into the UK. Using terrorism and crime to fund its undercover activities, and a frightening new drug to spur on its growing army to unprecedented extremes of violence, it is threatening to turn Britain's towns and inner cities into battlegrounds of anarchic brutality. In desperation, civil authorities turn to the only men who might be able to confront these fanatics on their own terms: the SAS. Guided by a maverick undercover drug cop, they will be pitted against an enemy as ruthless and deadly as any the regiment has faced. The SAS are at war, and that war is just outside the window - a war on the streets.

War on the Streets

War on the Streets

Author: Peter Cave Format: eBook Release Date: 16/06/2016

Ultimate soldier. Ultimate mission, But can the SAS prevent Britain descending into war-torn anarchy?Great Britain, 1995: With terrorist bombs destroying town and city streets, rising crime and a teenage drug problem that is out of control, police forces are stretched beyond their limit. And now a new threat is looming. A fanatical right-wing movement is spreading into the UK. Using terrorism and crime to fund its undercover activities, and a frightening new drug to spur on its growing army to unprecedented extremes of violence, it is threatening to turn Britain's towns and inner cities into battlegrounds of anarchic brutality. In desperation, civil authorities turn to the only men who might be able to confront these fanatics on their own terms: the SAS. Guided by a maverick undercover drug cop, they will be pitted against an enemy as ruthless and deadly as any the regiment has faced. The SAS are at war, and that war is just outside the window - a war on the streets.

Invisible Enemy in Kazakhstan

Invisible Enemy in Kazakhstan

Author: Peter Cave Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/04/2016

Ultimate soldier. Ultimate mission. But will the SAS be able to defeat what awaits them inside a top secret Nazi research facility? In the 1990s, sketchy reports of an accident in a high-security research facility deep within the remote, mountainous region of Kazakhstan filter through to American intelligence. A Russian army team sent in to investigate disappears without trace. The Chinese, terrified that their territory might be threatened by the leak, turn to Britain, an unlikely ally, for help. Only one group of men is capable of discovering the truth behind the underground facility, and the SAS are sent in. In so doing they will have the chance to settle a score which goes back almost half a century but they will also face a new and terrifying enemy - one that will test their endurance, and their equipment, to the limit.

Invisible Enemy in Kazakhstan

Invisible Enemy in Kazakhstan

Author: Peter Cave Format: eBook Release Date: 24/03/2016

Ultimate soldier. Ultimate mission. But will the SAS be able to defeat what awaits them inside a top secret Nazi research facility?In the 1990s, sketchy reports of an accident in a high-security research facility deep within the remote, mountainous region of Kazakhstan filter through to American intelligence. A Russian army team sent in to investigate disappears without trace. The Chinese, terrified that their territory might be threatened by the leak, turn to Britain, an unlikely ally, for help. Only one group of men is capable of discovering the truth behind the underground facility, and the SAS are sent in. In so doing they will have the chance to settle a score which goes back almost half a century but they will also face a new and terrifying enemy - one that will test their endurance, and their equipment, to the limit.

Marine D SBS

Marine D SBS

Author: Peter Cave Format: eBook Release Date: 20/12/2015

In Cold War parlance, the British government liked to think of it as a counter intelligence mission. To the Russians it would be seen as an act of international piracy. In an operation cloaked in secrecy, the elite men of the legendary Special Boat Squadron were to go up against the most sophisticated and hi-tech surveillance systems the Russian Navy possessed with only some crude, hastily-built wind-powered craft at their disposal. Little did they know that things were about to go terribly wrong.Marine D SBS: Windswept sees the SBS put to the ultimate test, with all their tactical prowess and monumental daring required to rescue the situation. There would be no second chances as failure could see the volatile Middle East blasted into all-out war. This is classic military fiction at its best.

Marine D SBS

Marine D SBS

Author: Peter Cave Format: eBook Release Date: 20/12/2015

In Cold War parlance, the British government liked to think of it as a counter intelligence mission. To the Russians it would be seen as an act of international piracy. In an operation cloaked in secrecy, the elite men of the legendary Special Boat Squadron were to go up against the most sophisticated and hi-tech surveillance systems the Russian Navy possessed with only some crude, hastily-built wind-powered craft at their disposal. Little did they know that things were about to go terribly wrong.Marine D SBS: Windswept sees the SBS put to the ultimate test, with all their tactical prowess and monumental daring required to rescue the situation. There would be no second chances as failure could see the volatile Middle East blasted into all-out war. This is classic military fiction at its best.

The Big Think Book Discover Philosophy Through 99 Perplexing Problems

The Big Think Book Discover Philosophy Through 99 Perplexing Problems

Author: Peter Cave Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/10/2015

What makes me, me - and you, you? What is this thing called `love'? Does life have a point? Is `no' the right answer to this question? Philosophy transports us from the wonderful to the weird, from the funny to the very serious indeed. With the aid of tall stories, jokes, fascinating insights and common sense, Peter Cave offers a comprehensive survey of all areas of philosophy, addressing the big puzzles in ethics and politics, metaphysics and knowledge, religion and the emotions, aesthetics and logic. Replete with a smorgasbord of amusing and mind-boggling examples, The Big Think Book is perfect for anyone who delights in life's conundrums.

Ethics A Beginner's Guide

Ethics A Beginner's Guide

Author: Peter Cave Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/02/2015

Should we aim to maximize happiness? Are there characteristics that we should foster within ourselves? Why is it important to act morally? From the ancient Greeks to Sartre, from utilitarianism to the categorical imperative, Ethics: A Beginner's Guide presents this vital topic of philosophy via its most influential thinkers and theories. With characteristic wit, philosopher Peter Cave steers us around well known and not-so-well known ethical traps - in the private sphere, in community life, and in relation to God and religion. As well as a guide to ongoing theoretical debates, Cave shows how the discipline helps us to confront topical controversies including those of the environment, abortion, and animal welfare. For anyone who questions how we ought to live, there is no better introduction to ethics and how it relates to twenty-first-century society.

Philosophy A Beginner's Guide

Philosophy A Beginner's Guide

Author: Peter Cave Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/09/2012

Philosophy, the love of wisdom , is the product of our endless fascination and curiosity about the world - the child of wonder. Through it, we seek to answer the most fundamental of questions: How do we know what we know? Does God exist? What is beauty? How should we live our lives? What am I? In this exhilarating tour, Peter Cave navigates all the main topics of philosophy with verve and clarity. Using witty and whimsical examples, including stoical sofas and Reg, the regular human, who just happens to carry his brain in a rucksack, Cave provides a welcome antidote to the dry textbook while covering everything from political philosophy to points of logic. Interspersed with helpful textboxes and underlining the enduring relevance of philosophy to us all, there is no better introduction for the aspiring sage.

How to Outwit Aristotle And 34 Other Really Interesting Uses of Philosophy

How to Outwit Aristotle And 34 Other Really Interesting Uses of Philosophy

Author: Peter Cave Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/08/2012

How to know that you exist. How to be an object of desire. How to think like a bat. How to bring meaning to life. From the realm of the unconscious to the principles of logic, How to Outwit Aristotle will help you think like a philosopher. Witty and accessible, this is a superb introduction to the subject by one of Britain's most engaging philosophical writers.

This Sentence is False An Introduction to Philosophical Paradoxes

This Sentence is False An Introduction to Philosophical Paradoxes

Author: Peter Cave Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/07/2009

This book offers a lively and accessible introduction to philosophical paradoxes - ideal for anyone coming to this fascinating subject for the first time. Put your neurons through their paces with this lively and engaging introduction to paradoxes. From Buridan's Ass and the Surprise Examination to The Liar and Sleeping Beauty , This Sentence is False introduces all the key philosophical paradoxes. This fascinating guide to logic and reasoning is packed with puzzles and thought experiments to actively engage the reader in critical thinking. As well as paradoxes that occur in our everyday lives, topics also include God, ethics, political philosophy, space and time. Ideal for anyone coming to philosophy for the first time, This Sentence is False will put your mind to the test, challenge what you think you know and lead you on a fascinating journey through logical reasoning.

This Sentence is False An Introduction to Philosophical Paradoxes

This Sentence is False An Introduction to Philosophical Paradoxes

Author: Peter Cave Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/07/2009

This book offers a lively and accessible introduction to philosophical paradoxes - ideal for anyone coming to this fascinating subject for the first time. Put your neurons through their paces with this lively and engaging introduction to paradoxes. From Buridan's Ass and the Surprise Examination to The Liar and Sleeping Beauty , This Sentence is False introduces all the key philosophical paradoxes. This fascinating guide to logic and reasoning is packed with puzzles and thought experiments to actively engage the reader in critical thinking. As well as paradoxes that occur in our everyday lives, topics also include God, ethics, political philosophy, space and time. Ideal for anyone coming to philosophy for the first time, This Sentence is False will put your mind to the test, challenge what you think you know and lead you on a fascinating journey through logical reasoning.

Primary School in Japan Self, Individuality and Learning in Elementary Education

Primary School in Japan Self, Individuality and Learning in Elementary Education

Author: Peter Cave Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/05/2009

The balance between individual independence and social interdependence is a perennial debate in Japan. A series of educational reforms since 1990, including the implementation of a new curriculum in 2002, has been a source of fierce controversy. This book, based on an extended, detailed study of two primary schools in the Kinki district of Japan, discusses these debates, shows how reforms have been implemented at the school level, and explores how the balance between individuality and social interdependence is managed in practice. It discusses these complex issues in relation to personal identity within the class and within the school, in relation to gender issues, and in relation to the teaching of specific subjects, including language, literature and mathematics. The book concludes that, although recent reforms have tended to stress individuality and independence, teachers in primary schools continue to balance the encouragement of individuality and self-direction with the development of interdependence and empathy.

Humanism A Beginner's Guide

Humanism A Beginner's Guide

Author: Peter Cave Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/01/2009

Why should we believe in God without any evidence? How can there be meaning in life when death is final? With historical adherents including such thinkers as Einstein, Freud, Philip Pullman, and Frank Zappa, Humanism's central quest is to make sense of such questions, explaining the ethical and metaphysical by appealing to shared human values, rationality, and tolerance. Essential reading for atheists, agnostics, ignostics, freethinkers, rationalists, skeptics, and believers too, this Beginner's Guide will explain all aspects of the Humanist philosophy whilst providing an alternative and valuable conception of life without religion.

Can a Robot be Human? 33 Perplexing Philosophy Puzzles

Can a Robot be Human? 33 Perplexing Philosophy Puzzles

Author: Peter Cave Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/09/2008

In this fun and entertaining book of puzzles and paradoxes, Peter Cave introduces some of life's most important questions with tales and tall stories, reasons and arguments, common sense and bizarre conclusions. From speedy tortoises to getting into heaven, paradoxes and puzzles give rise to some of the most exciting problems in philosophy-from logic to ethics and from art to politics. Illustrated with quirky cartoons throughout, Can A Robot Be Human? takes the reader on a taster tour of the most interesting and delightful parts of philosophy. It's for everyone who puzzles about the world!

Primary School in Japan Self, Individuality and Learning in Elementary Education

Primary School in Japan Self, Individuality and Learning in Elementary Education

Author: Peter Cave Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/11/2007

The balance between individual independence and social interdependence is a perennial debate in Japan. A series of educational reforms since 1990, including the implementation of a new curriculum in 2002, has been a source of fierce controversy. This book, based on an extended, detailed study of two primary schools in the Kinki district of Japan, discusses these debates, shows how reforms have been implemented at the school level, and explores how the balance between individuality and social interdependence is managed in practice. It discusses these complex issues in relation to personal identity within the class and within the school, in relation to gender issues, and in relation to the teaching of specific subjects, including language, literature and mathematics. The book concludes that, although recent reforms have tended to stress individuality and independence, teachers in primary schools continue to balance the encouragement of individuality and self-direction with the development of interdependence and empathy.

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