The Resource Plato at the Googleplex : why philosophy won't go away, Rebecca Newberger Goldstein

Plato at the Googleplex : why philosophy won't go away, Rebecca Newberger Goldstein

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Plato at the Googleplex : why philosophy won't go away
Title
Plato at the Googleplex
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why philosophy won't go away
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Rebecca Newberger Goldstein
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eng
Summary
  • Acclaimed philosopher and novelist Rebecca Newberger Goldstein provides a dazzlingly original plunge into the drama of philosophy, revealing its hidden role in today's debates on religion, morality, politics, and science
  • "From the acclaimed writer and thinker--whose award-winning books include both fiction and non-fiction--a dazzlingly original plunge into the drama of philosophy, revealing its hidden but essential role in today's debates on love, religion, politics, and science. Imagine that Plato came to life in the 21st century and set out on a multi-city speaking tour: How would he handle a host on Fox News who challenges him on religion and morality? How would he mediate a debate on the best way to raise a child between a Freudian psychoanalyst and a Tiger Mom? How would he answer a neuroscientist who, about to scan Plato's brain, argues that all his philosophical problems can be solved by our new technologies? What would he make of Google, and the idea that knowledge can be crowdsourced rather than reasoned out by experts? With a philosopher's depth and a novelist's imagination, Rebecca Newberger Goldstein probes the deepest issues confronting us--from sexuality and child-rearing to morality and the meaning of life--by allowing us to eavesdrop on Plato as he encounters the modern world. By reviving the Platonic art of the dialogue for the 21st century, she demonstrates that the questions he first posed continue to confound and enlarge us"--
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184
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illustrations
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LC call number
B395
LC item number
.G4435 2014
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
Plato at the Googleplex : why philosophy won't go away, Rebecca Newberger Goldstein
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 441-444) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Let the sunshine in
  • Plato in the magnet
  • Man walks into a seminar room
  • Plato at the Googleplex
  • In the shadow of the Acropolis
  • Plato at the 92nd Street Y
  • I don't know how to love him
  • xxxPlato
  • Socrates must die
  • Plato on cable news
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25 cm.
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Edition
First Edition.
Extent
459 pages
Isbn
9780307378194
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013029660
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)849199229

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