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

Plato at the Googleplex : why philosophy won't go away, Rebecca 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 Goldstein
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Subject
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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1950-
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Goldstein, Rebecca
Dewey number
184
Index
no index present
LC call number
B395
LC item number
.G4435 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Plato
  • Philosophy
  • Imaginary conversations
Target audience
adult
Label
Plato at the Googleplex : why philosophy won't go away, Rebecca Goldstein
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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Content category
text
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pages cm
Isbn
9780307378194
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013029660
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (DLC) 2013029660
  • 1091072
Label
Plato at the Googleplex : why philosophy won't go away, Rebecca Goldstein
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780307378194
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013029660
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (DLC) 2013029660
  • 1091072

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