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Edmonds, David 1964-

Works: 111 works in 382 publications in 6 languages and 11,584 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Trivia and miscellanea  Biographies  History  Dictionaries  Juvenile works  Fiction  Diary fiction  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, htt, Other, Creator
Classifications: B3376.W564, 192
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by David Edmonds
Philosophy bites by David Edmonds( )

20 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edmonds and Warburton challenged some of the world's leading philosophers to hold forth on their favorite topics for their podcast, Philosophy bites. The result is a book that give unexpected insights into hot topics spanning ethics, politics, metaphysics, aesthetics, and the meaning of life
Would you kill the fat man? : the trolley problem and what your answer tells us about right and wrong by David Edmonds( Book )

23 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pt. 1. Philosophy and the trolley : Churchill's dilemma ; Spur of the moment ; The founding mothers ; The seventh son of Count Landulf ; Fat man, loop, and lazy Susan ; Ticking clocks and the sage of K©œnigsberg ; Paving the road to hell ; Morals by numbers -- pt. 2. Experiments and the trolley : Out of the armchair ; It just feels wrong ; Dudley's choice and the moral instinct -- pt. 3. Mind and brain and the trolley : The irrational animal ; Wrestling with neurons ; Bionic trolley -- pt. 4. The trolley and its critics : A streetcar named backfire ; The terminal -- Appendix: Ten trolleys: a rerun
Wittgenstein's poker : the story of a ten-minute argument between two great philosophers by David Edmonds( Book )

41 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and Japanese and held by 1,490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On October 25, 1946, in Cambridge, England, Ludwig Wittgenstein and Karl Popper came face-to-face for the first and only time. The encounter lasted just ten minutes, and did not go well. Their loud and aggressive confrontation became the stuff of instant legend. Almost immediately, rumors spread around the world that the two great philosophers had come to blows, armed with red-hot pokers. Twenty years later, when Popper wrote an account of the incident, he portrayed himself as the victor, provoking intense disagreement. Everyone present seems to have remembered events differently. What really happened in those ten minutes? And what does the violence of this brief exchange tell us about these two men, modern philosophy, and the significance of language in solving our philosophical problems? Wittgenstein's poker is an engaging mix of philosophy, history, biography, and literary detection
Bobby Fischer goes to war : how the Soviets lost the most extraordinary chess match of all time by David Edmonds( Book )

27 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the 1972 chess match between Soviet chess champion Boris Spassky and American challenger Bobby Fischer offers insight into the personalities of the contenders and identifies the roles of Henry Kissinger, the KGB, and other forces in the match
Philosophers take on the world by David Edmonds( )

11 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A team of philosophers examine a variety of contentions issues in this book. Covering topics from guns to abortion, the morality of drinking alone, hating a sports team, and being rude to cold callers, the essays make you rethink the judgements we make and the ways in which we conduct our lives. --Publisher
Rousseau's dog : two great thinkers at war in the Age of Enlightenment by David Edmonds( Book )

26 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1766 Jean-Jacques Rousseau--philosopher, novelist, composer, educational and political provocateur--was on the run from intolerance, persecution, and enemies who decried him as a danger to society. David Hume, the foremost philosopher in the English language, was universally lauded as a paragon of decency. Putting himself under Hume's protection, Rousseau, with his beloved dog, Sultan, took refuge in England. Yet within months, the exile had accused Hume of plotting to dishonor him. The violence of Hume's response was totally out of character; the resulting furor involved leading figures in British and French society, and became the talk of intellectual Europe. Here, journalists Edmonds and Eidinow probe the bitter and very public quarrel that turned the most influential thinkers of the Age of Enlightenment into the deadliest of foes. The result is a story of celebrity and its price, of shameless spin, of destroyed reputations and shattered friendships.--From publisher description
Philosophy bites back by David Edmonds( Book )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Twenty-seven of today's leading philosophers each introduce and explore ideas from one of history's greatest minds"--Jacket
Caste wars : a philosophy of discrimination by David Edmonds( )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is about the ethics of treating individuals as though they are members of groups. We go through life making generalisations about people based on their membership of groups, and having others make generalisations about us based on the groups to which we belong. Our sex, for example, helps insurance companies assess the likelihood of us crashing our car, and predict how long we will live. Sometimes we feel it is objectionable to make, or act upon, statistical generalisations. Caste Wars: A Philosophy of Discrimination argues that some extrapolations are more morally acceptable that others, and explains why. In exploring the morality of individuals and groups, the book seeks to address another fundamental question."--Résumé de l'éditeur
Philosophy bites again by David Edmonds( Book )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two philosophers behind a popular podcast present a second volume of conversations with leaders in the field on a variety of topics including free will, responsibility and punishment; pleasure, pain and humor; and the meaning of life and the afterlife
The murder of Professor Schlick : the rise and fall of the Vienna Circle by David Edmonds( )

7 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It is the morning of June 22, 1936. The professor of inductive logic at the University of Vienna, Moritz Schlick, is making his accustomed way up the wide stone stairs that lead into the University. It is 9:15 and a former student of Schlick's, Johann Nelböck, is loitering on the staircase, waiting for him. As Schlick approaches, Johann Nelböck lifts a pistol and fires four shots. A witness hears him shout, "Now you damned bastard, there you have it". Schlick dies immediately. His death spells the ending of the remarkable philosophical grouping of which he had been founder and moving force, the Vienna Circle. This extraordinary group of mathematicians, logicians, physicists, philosophers and social scientists has been holding regular meetings under Schlick's leadership since 1922. But in 1936 the political landscape in Austria is darkening, and exile for members of the Circle already beckons. It is not to be a happy experience for many of them-uprooted from Viennese culture, separated from old friends and intellectual soul-mates. The governing principle for which the Circle is best known, logical positivism, famously maintained that only two types of propositions were meaningful: those that could be verified through experience (e.g. water boils at 100 degrees centigrade) and those that were analytically true - true by virtue of the terms they employed (e.g. all bachelors are unmarried men). All other propositions were, literally, meaningless. These included propositions about God and certain propositions about aesthetics and morality (such as 'murder is wrong'). A list of names linked to the Circle reads like a Who's Who of 20th century philosophy, mathematics and science. In addition to Schlick, it includes Rudolf Carnap, Otto Neurath, Phillip Frank, Hans Hahn, Olga Hahn-Neurath, Karl Menger, Friedrich Waismann, Herbert Feigl, Kurt Gödel, Carl Hempel, W.V.O. Quine, A J Ayer, and also, indirectly but influentially, Ludwig Wittgenstein and Karl Popper. For a period, Logical Positivism with its attempt to analyze 'truth', 'knowledge', and the limits of meaning, was the most fashionable movement in the world. Though its central tenets were ultimately abandoned, the Circle - especially through the exile of its key figures in the UK and US - had an enormous influence on 20th century philosophy and beyond. This book is about the origins, the short, influential life and the untimely death of the Vienna Circle, and the afterlife of its adherents"--
Big ideas in social science by David Edmonds( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Are human beings less violent than before? Why do we adopt certain moral and political judgements? Why is the gap between rich and poor getting bigger? How do we decide which criminal policies are effective? What is the Population Challenge for the 21st Century? What is social science? In Big Ideas in Social Science, David Edmonds and Nigel Warburton put these and more of our society's burning questions to 18 of the world's leading social scientists including Steven Pinker, Ann Oakley, Lawrence Sherman, Kate Pickett, Robert J. Shiller and Doreen Massey. The result is a collection of thought-provoking discussions that span the fields of sociology, politics, economics, criminology, geography and many more"--Publisher's description
Ethics and the contemporary world by David Edmonds( )

8 editions published in 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Arguments about ethics often centre on the 'big' questions, such as euthanasia and abortion. Whilst these questions are still in the foreground recent years have seen an explosion of new moral problems. Moral and political clashes are now as likely to be about sexuality and gender and the status of refugees, immigrants and borders, or the ethics of social media, safe spaces, disability and robo-ethics. How should we approach these debates? What are the issues at stake? What are the most persuasive arguments? Edited by best-selling philosophy author David Edmonds Ethics and the Contemporary World assembles a star-studded line up of philosophers to explore twenty-five of the most important ethical problems confronting us today. They engage with moral problems in discrimination, the environment, war and international relations, ethics and social media, democracy, rights and moral status, and ethical issues in science and technology. Whether you want to learn more about the ethics of poverty, food, extremism or artificial intelligence and enhancement, this book will help you understand the issues, sharpen your perspective and, hopefully, make up your own mind"--
Alison Liebling on successful prisons by Alison Liebling( )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

About this Podcast, What makes a good prison? For Alison Liebling, a criminologist at the University of Cambridge and the director of the Institute of Criminology's Prisons Research Centre, the answer is the existence and the practice of trust. Liebling has years of going into dozens of individual lockups and believes that good prisons are possible. "A good prison," she details, "is one where prisoners feel safe and the environment is not threatening--and therefore they can concentrate on their own personal development." In this podcast, Liebling discusses her ongoing research in the prison environment. In methodological terms Liebling has adopted an appreciative inquiry approach, which she came to almost accidentally while trying to discover a way to describe what works in a prison and how prisons differ from each other. Appreciative inquiry seeks to identify what is working well, analyze why it is working well, and then support people or organizations in building on these self-determined positives. "So instead of telling me about your offending," she would ask, "tell me something you're most proud of."
Wie Ludwig Wittgenstein Karl Popper mit dem Feuerhaken drohte eine Ermittlung by David Edmonds( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in German and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chambers dictionary of abbreviations by David Edmonds( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bobby Fischer goes to war : how the Soviets lost the most extraordinary chess match of all time by David Edmonds( Recording )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For two months in 1972, the world watched, spellbound, as Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky dueled for supremacy in chess. The match was as much about chess as it was a contest between the dysfunctional, manipulative Fischer and tournament officials; between the free-spirited Spassky who distrusted the Soviet system and the entrenched Soviet bureaucracy that grudgingly supported him; and between the ideologies of communism and free enterprise
Undercover robot : my first year as a human by David Edmonds( Book )

3 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My name is Dotty and I am definitely 100% no-doubt-about-it human. Gotcha! I'm actually a super-high-tech android, although you can't tell anyone. Because if I can pass as a human kid for a whole school year, I'll win a massive prize: millions of pounds for my "dad" Professor Katnip and, more importantly, the title of best bot on the planet. And honestly, being human seems like a piece of coke. There's just one problem: this super-smart (and super-annoying) kid in my class might have guessed my secret. It's time to get real human, real fast
Auf den Schultern von Riesen 27 Philosophen sprechen über ihre Lieblingsphilosophen by David Edmonds( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in German and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sander van der Linden on viral altruism by Sander Van der Linden( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

About this Podcast: Social media users will have come across social campaigns which appeal to the morals of their audiences and ask for a small effort to support or propagate the campaign. 'Viral altruism' is a phenomenon whereby such campaigns cause a behaviour, which is then quickly spread through the network effect of social media. The prime example of this is the ALS ice bucket challenge. In this discussion social psychologist Sander van der Linden delves into the how and why of campaigns which result in viral altruism. "The idea," van der Linden says, "is that you can 'catch' altruism in a behavioral way. When someone acts altruistically online, you catch that behavior as a social contagion, which then causes you to adopt that behavior and encourage other people in your network to also engage in that behavior, which then spreads quickly and rapidly." van der Linden describes the mechanics of these processes using something he calls SMArT, which breaks down online altruistic efforts by their social influence, moral imperative, affective reactions, and translational impact. Using datasets of unique events, van der Linden has been able to find commonalities between viral campaigns. This knowledge has potential for leveraging digital networks for long-term engagement with issues such as climate change, though the short-lived nature of viral altruism may act as a barrier to this. His current research looks into the #MeToo movement to see if it fits into his model of viral altruism
Melinda Mills on sociogenomics by Melinda Mills( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

About this Podcast: When considering the causes of social behaviour there has traditionally been fierce debate over 'nature versus nurture'. The idea that behaviour can be explained through either nature or nurture alone is no longer mainstream thought. Despite this, different academic fields tend to explain behaviour largely according to their own discipline. In this conversation Melinda Mills, Nuffield Professor of Sociology at University of Oxford describes how an encounter with researchers from other fields, namely biology and genetics, led her to break free from the limits of her own field. Mills originally studied the sociology and demography of families and family formation from a purely social science perspective. This included factors like when people choose to have a child, what a woman's age is when she first gives birth, or the number of children someone might have. In reflection, Mills explains that, ‶I was looking at them in a very socially deterministic way. I was looking at things such as childcare institutions or gender equality or the kind of jobs that women and men have, and was childcare available and affordable and . . . I was using those as explanations and predictors." Mills now studies 'sociogenomics' which combines social science and genetics, with a particular emphasis on how these interplay in the areas of inequality and life course. This involves collaboration, with each part of the triad - social scientists, biologists, and geneticists - bringing their research to the table. This has led to the discovery of new knowledge across the fields. The effort also harnesses the use of big data within genetics technology, tapping into databases like the UK Bio Bank and direct-to-consumer testing services like 23andMe
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Wittgenstein's poker : the story of a ten-minute argument between two great philosophers
Wittgenstein's poker : the story of a ten-minute argument between two great philosophersBobby Fischer goes to war : how the Soviets lost the most extraordinary chess match of all timeRousseau's dog : two great thinkers at war in the Age of EnlightenmentCaste wars : a philosophy of discriminationChambers dictionary of abbreviationsBobby Fischer goes to war : how the Soviets lost the most extraordinary chess match of all time
Alternative Names
Aidemengzi, Dawei 1964-

Da wei Ai de meng zi 1964-

David Edmonds British philosopher

David Edmonds filòsof britànic

David Edmonds filósofo británico

David Edmonds filosofo britannico

David Edmonds filósofu británicu

David Edmonds filosoof

David Edmonds philosophe britannique

Dawei-Aidemengzi 1964-

De i bi deu E deu meon jeu 1964-

Deibideu-Edeumeonjeu 1964-

Edeumeonjeu, Deibideu 1964-

Edmonds, Daiṿid 1964-

Edmonds, David J.

Edmonds, David J. 1964-

Ėdmonds, Dėvid 1964-

Ėdmons, Dėvid 1964-

Edŭmŏnjŭ, Teibidŭ 1964-

Idmūndz, Dīwīd 1964-

Эдмондс Дэвид

אדמונדס, דייויד 1964-

에드먼즈, 데이비드 1964-

エドモンズ, デイヴィッド

エドモンズ, デヴィッド