Introduction ; What is Philosophy? ; ETHICS ; 1. Julian Savulescu on 'Yuk!' ; 2. Simon Blackburn on Moral Relativism ; 3. Peter Singer on Animals ; 4. Michael Sandel on Genetic Enhancement in Sport ; 5. Alexander Nehamas on Friendship ; POLITICS ; 6. Anthony Appiah on Cosmopolitanism ; 7. Miranda Fricker on Credibility and Discrimination ; 8. Anne Phillips on Multiculturalism ; 9. Will Kymlicka on Minority Rights ; 10. Wendy Brown on Tolerance ; METAPHYSICS AND MIND ; 11. Adrian Moore on Infinity ; 12. David Papineau on Scientific Realism ; 13. Barry Stroud on Scepticism ; 14. Hugh Mellor on Time ; 15. Tim Crane on Mind and Body ; 16. Tim Williamson on Vagueness ; AESTHETICS ; 17. Derek Matravers on the Definition of Art ; 18. Alain de Botton on the Aesthetics of Architecture ; 19. Barry C. Smith on Wine ; 20. Alex Neill on the Paradox of Tragedy ; GOD, ATHEISM AND THE MEANING OF LIFE ; 21. Don Cupitt on Non-Realism About God ; 22. John Cottingham on The Meaning of Life ; 23. Stephen Law on The Problem of Evil. ; 24. Keith Ward on Eastern and Western Idealism ; 25. Anthony Grayling on Atheism ; Further Reading ; Notes on Contributors ; Index
Nigel Warburton is a freelance philosopher, podcaster, and writer. His books include A Little History of Philosophy, Philosophy: the Basics, Thinking from A to Z, Philosophy: the Classics, The Art Question, and Free Speech: A Very Short Introduction. He runs several weblogs including virtualphilosopher.com and artandallusion.com, and tweets regularly at @philosophybites.
It affords many valuable insights into ethical issues. Western Daily Press, 27.11.10 As introductions to philosophy go, these bite-size dialogues add up to a surprisingly substantial whole. Publishers Weekly This thoughtful and highly readable collection of conversations with philosophers...displays an admirable grasp of a variety of issues. Publishers Weekly