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What Don't You Know? Philosophical Provocations

by Michael C. LaBossiere

What Don't You Know? Philosophical Provocations Synopsis

Collected from LaBossiere's regular column in The Philosopher's Magazine , this fascinating set of philosophical provocations focuses on matters that are of popular interest to the general public, yet are also philosophically significant.In this accessible and stimulating book, Michael C. LaBossiere takes a provocative look at issues in contemporary politics, culture and society through the lens of philosophy. Collected from LaBossiere's regular column in The Philosopher's Magazine , this fascinating set of philosophical provocations assumes no background in philosophy and focuses on matters that are of popular interest to the general public, yet are also philosophically significant.Topics range across a whole host of controversial issues that are of genuine interest to the reader, including same sex marriage, video games, gene therapy, true love, chance, torture, gender, God, the media, and freedom. LaBossiere approaches each issue in a fascinatingly philosophical manner, providing an appealing alternative to the vast volume of strident and irrational approaches that are all too common in today's media. Articulate, timely and, above all, provocative, this exciting book is a must-read for anyone with an interest in philosophy and current affairs.

What Don't You Know? Philosophical Provocations Press Reviews

'Drawing from a hallowed tradition dating back to Socrates and Plato, LaBossiere brilliantly tackles many of the toughest ethical dilemmas of our times, from gender selection, cloning and sexual inequality to violence in the media and the conduct of warfare. In an age of snap judgments and stereotypes, he approaches his topics in a refreshingly open-minded fashion. His quick wit and firm knowledge of contemporary culture bring philosophy full-force into the 21st century.' Paul Halpern, Professor of Physics, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, Author of What's Science Ever Done for Us?

Book Information

ISBN: 9780826499844
Publication date: 6th March 2008
Author: Michael C. LaBossiere
Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd. an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 208 pages
Categories: Philosophy,

About Michael C. LaBossiere

Michael C. LaBossiere is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, USA. His 'Philosophical Provocations' column appears regularly in The Philosopher's Magazine and on the magazine's website.

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