Michael Newman

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Philosophy Bites by David Edmonds
Philosophy Bites by David Edmonds
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5.0 out of 5 stars Engaging Philosophy, 29 Sep 2010
David Edmonds and Nigel Warburton have now carried out well over a hundred audio podcast interviews with philosophers. This remarkable series has now attracted more than eight million hits, demonstrating the potential popularity of philosophy when made available in an accessible form. This selection of twenty-five of those interviews in written form demonstrates just why the series has been so successful.

The volume is intelligently arranged. It begins with the struggling attempts of the interviewees to answer the question, 'What is Philosophy?'. Perhaps their difficulties were related to the range of topics and approaches covered by the subject area, as the main part of the… Read more
Law, Violence and Sovereignty Among West Bank Pale&hellip by Tobias Kelly
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Most discussion of the West Bank focuses on the violence between Israelis and Palestinians and the intractable nature of the conflict. Tobias Kelly, a social anthropologist, has written a fascinating book, which illuminates these issues by considering them in a quite different way. Between 2000 and the spring of 2002 he lived in a Palestinian village twenty kilometres away from Ramallah, observing the impact of both the Oslo Peace Accords and the second intifada on the lives of ordinary people. Concentrating particularly on employment and labour disputes, he explains the plight of those who suffer from numerous forms of discrimination as they seek to enforce their rights in the… Read more