Skip to content

Plato at the Googleplex Why Philosophy Won't Go Away

Spend $50 to get a free DVD!

ISBN-10: 0307378195

ISBN-13: 9780307378194

Edition: 2014

Authors: Rebecca Goldstein

List price: $35.00
Blue ribbon 30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee!
what's this?
Rush Rewards U
Members Receive:
Carrot Coin icon
XP icon
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!

Description:

From the acclaimed writer and thinker--whose award-winning books include both fiction and nonfiction--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 twenty-first century and set out on a multicity 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 twenty-first century, she demonstrates that the questions he first posed continue to confound and enlarge us.
Customers also bought

Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 3/4/2014
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 480
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.002
Language: English