By: Gutting, Gary

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A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. A leading American philosopher brings the tools of his trade to contentious contemporary debates. How can we have meaningful debates with political opponents? How can we distinguish reliable science from over-hyped media reports? How can we talk sensibly about God? In What Philosophy Can Do, Gary Gutting takes a philosopher's scalpel to mo dern life's biggest questions and the most powerful forces in our society-p olitics, science, religion, education, and capitalism-to show how we can im prove our discussions of contentious contemporary issues. Gutting introduces readers to powerful analytic tools in the philosopher's arsenal that they can use to make new sense of current debates. One such to ol is a crucial distinction between inductive and deductive reasoning that explains why both sides on a disputed issue often are sure they have compel ling cases for their views. Another is the Principle of Charity, which requ ires opposing parties to present each other's arguments in their strongest forms-a tool that would make critiques both more respectful and more effect ive. Gutting also shows how concepts introduced by philosophers from Plato and Aristotle to Michel Foucault and John Rawls can clarify public discussi ons about morality, the economy, and medicine. From informed assessments of scientific claims to careful analyses of arguments for and against religious belief, Gutting brings a calm, clear-headed approach to some of the most divisive issues on the table today. He scrutinize.


Author Name: Gutting, Gary

Categories: Philosophy,

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company: 2015

ISBN Number: 0393242277

ISBN Number 13: 9780393242270

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good/Very Good

Seller ID: RWARE0000050347