Part philosophical ramble, part travelogue, The Meaning of Travel begins in the Age of Discovery, when philosophers first started taking travel seriously. It meanders forward to consider Montaigne on otherness, John Locke on cannibals, and Henry Thoreau on wilderness. On our travels with Emily Thomas, we discover the dark side of maps, how the philosophy of space fuelled mountain tourism, and why you should wash underwear in woodland cabins... We also confront profound issues, such as the ethics of 'doom tourism' (travel to 'doomed' glaciers and coral reefs), and the effect of space travel on human significance in a leviathan universe.
The first ever history of the places where history and philosophy meet, this book is not just a geographical journey, but a philosophical one too: a journey through space, time and intellectual thought. This book will reshape your understanding of travel.
An inclusive philosophy book for the next generation of thinkers, exploring the big questions that tackle identity, life, truth, culture and creativity. By author and activist Jamia Wilson and illustrated by Andrea Pippins, Big Ideas for Young Thinkers spans millennia of philosophers and gives children the chance...
In Black Mirror and Philosophy, original essays written by a diverse group of scholars invite you to peer into the void and explore the philosophical, ethical, and existential dimensions of Charlie Brooker’s sinister stories. The collection reflects Black Mirror’s anthology structure by pairing a chapter with every...
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I think… therefore I am who…? This ‘guess who’ game features 52 great thinkers from Da Vinci to Freud, Machiavelli to Woolf. Players take on the personas of leading figures from the worlds of anthropology, architecture, art, design, literature, philosophy, political theory, psychology, science and...