From the Back Cover
'Can machines think?' 'What is the meaning of life?' 'Is death to be feared?' 'Why be good?' 'What am I?' and 'WHAT DO WE REALLY KNOW?' These are some of the most fundamental and frequently asked questions in philosophy. In What Do We Really Know? acclaimed author Simon Blackburn draws on his own distinguished work, as well as that of history's great thinkers, to provide a thought-provoking and accessible introduction to this eternally fascinating subject.
About the Author
Simon Blackburn is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Cambridge, Research Professor of Philosophy at the University of North Carolina, and one of the most distinguished philosophers writing today. He is the author of the bestselling books The Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy, Think, Being Good, Lust, Truth: A Guide for the Perplexed and How to Read Hume. He lives in Cambridge.