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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
Title remainder
why philosophy won't go away
Statement of responsibility
Rebecca Newberger Goldstein
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Plato at the Googleplex
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why philosophy wont go away
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Language
eng
Summary
"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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10282318
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1950-
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Goldstein, Rebecca
Dewey number
184
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Plato
  • Philosophy
  • Imaginary conversations
Target audience
adult
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why philosophy won't go away
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Plato at the Googleplex : why philosophy won't go away, Rebecca Newberger Goldstein
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 441-444) and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
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
Control code
000051982855
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
459 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780307378194
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013029660
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)880239890
Label
Plato at the Googleplex : why philosophy won't go away, Rebecca Newberger Goldstein
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 441-444) and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
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
Control code
000051982855
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
459 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780307378194
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013029660
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)880239890

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