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Wisdom, information, and wonder [electronic resource] : what is knowledge for? / Mary Midgley.

By: Midgley, Mary, 1919-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1991Description: 1 online resource (x, 275 p.).ISBN: 020300387X (electronic bk.); 9780203003879 (electronic bk.).Other title: Wisdom, information & wonder.Subject(s): Philosophy | Ordinary-language philosophy | PHILOSOPHY -- History & Surveys -- Modern | PHILOSOPHY -- History & Surveys -- General | Electronic books | KnowledgeGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Wisdom, information, and wonder.DDC classification: 190 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Book Cover; Title; Contents; Acknowledgements; MOON-MONSTERS AND FREE PEOPLE; WISDOM AND CONTEMPLATION; THE CITY OF ORGANIZED THOUGHT AND ITS TOWN-PLANNERS; SCEPTICISM AND PERSONAL IDENTITY; PERSONAL AND IMPERSONAL; AUTONOMY AND ISOLATIONISM; RIGOUR AND THE NATURAL HISTORY OF CONTROVERSY; THE SECLUSION OF SCIENCE; CAN PHILOSOPHY BE NEUTRAL?; THE WORK OF PURIFICATION; THE PROBLEM OF THE UNKNOWN; THE QUESTION OF CERTAINTY AND THE REAL PHILOSOPHICAL REVOLUTION; WHAT FOUNDATIONS ARE; MOORE AND THE WITHDRAWAL OF MORAL PHILOSOPHY; FACTS AND VALUES; THE FLIGHT FROM BLAME; THE CLASH OF SYSTEMS
Summary: In this book one of Britain's leading popular philosophers tackles a question that is at the root of our civilization: What is knowledge for?
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Spine title: Wisdom, information & wonder.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 255-257) and index.

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Book Cover; Title; Contents; Acknowledgements; MOON-MONSTERS AND FREE PEOPLE; WISDOM AND CONTEMPLATION; THE CITY OF ORGANIZED THOUGHT AND ITS TOWN-PLANNERS; SCEPTICISM AND PERSONAL IDENTITY; PERSONAL AND IMPERSONAL; AUTONOMY AND ISOLATIONISM; RIGOUR AND THE NATURAL HISTORY OF CONTROVERSY; THE SECLUSION OF SCIENCE; CAN PHILOSOPHY BE NEUTRAL?; THE WORK OF PURIFICATION; THE PROBLEM OF THE UNKNOWN; THE QUESTION OF CERTAINTY AND THE REAL PHILOSOPHICAL REVOLUTION; WHAT FOUNDATIONS ARE; MOORE AND THE WITHDRAWAL OF MORAL PHILOSOPHY; FACTS AND VALUES; THE FLIGHT FROM BLAME; THE CLASH OF SYSTEMS

In this book one of Britain's leading popular philosophers tackles a question that is at the root of our civilization: What is knowledge for?

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