The Resource Who am I? And if so, how many? : a philosophical journey, Richard David Precht ; translated by Shelley Frisch

Who am I? And if so, how many? : a philosophical journey, Richard David Precht ; translated by Shelley Frisch

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Who am I? And if so, how many? : a philosophical journey
Title
Who am I? And if so, how many?
Title remainder
a philosophical journey
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Richard David Precht ; translated by Shelley Frisch
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  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
A U.S. release of an existential work in Germany blends pop culture, cutting-edge research in neuroscience, and traditional philosophy to tour some of today's most relevant philosophical questions, exploring such topics as the nature of truth and the actual value of good behavior
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190
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index present
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BD13
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.P7413 2011
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non fiction
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Who am I? And if so, how many? : a philosophical journey, Richard David Precht ; translated by Shelley Frisch
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Who am I? And if so, how many? : a philosophical journey, Richard David Precht ; translated by Shelley Frisch
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Translation of: Wer bin ich--und wenn ja, wie viele?
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
What can I know? Clever animals in the universe : what is truth? ; Lucy in the sky : where do we come from? ; The cosmos of the mind : how does my brain function? ; A winter's eve in the Thirty Years' War : how do I know who I am? ; Mach's momentous experience : who is "I"? ; Mr. Spock in love : what are feelings? ; Ruling the roost : what is my subconscious? ; Now what was that? What is memory? ; The fly in the bottle : what is language? -- What should I do? Rousseau's error : do we need other people? ; The sword of the dragon slayer : why do we help others? ; The law within me : why should I be good? ; The Libet experiment : can I will what I will? ; The case of Gage : is there morality in the brain? ; I feel what you feel : does it pay to be good? ; The man on the bridge : is morality innate? ; Aunt Bertha shall live : are we entitled to kill? ; The birth of dignity : is abortion moral? ; End of life : should euthanasia be allowed? ; Beyond sausage and cheese : may we eat animals? ; Great apes in the cultural arena : how should we treat great apes? ; The wail of the whale : why should we protect nature? ; Tears of a clone : can people be copied? ; Ready-made children : where is reproductive medicine heading? ; "Bridge into the spirit world" : how far can neuroscience go? -- What can I hope for? The greatest conceivable being : does God exist? ; The archdeacon's watch : does nature have meaning? ; "A quite normal improbability" : what is love? ; Do be do be do : what is freedom? ; Robinson's used oil : do we need possessions? ; The Rawls game : what is just? ; Isles of the blessed : what is a happy life? ; The distant garden : can happiness be learned? ; The matrix machine : does life have meaning?
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21 cm.
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Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xix, 282 p.
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9780385531184
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2010035304
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(OCoLC)609530097

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