Plato at the Googleplex : why philosophy won't go away
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New York : Pantheon Books, [2014].
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First edition.
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459 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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From the acclaimed writer and thinker--whose award-winning books include both fiction and non-fiction--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 21st century and set out on a multi-city 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 21st century, she demonstrates that the questions he first posed continue to confound and enlarge us--,Provided by publisher.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Goldstein, R. (2014). Plato at the Googleplex: why philosophy won't go away. First edition. New York: Pantheon Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Goldstein, Rebecca, 1950-. 2014. Plato At the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won't Go Away. New York: Pantheon Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Goldstein, Rebecca, 1950-, Plato At the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won't Go Away. New York: Pantheon Books, 2014.

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Goldstein, Rebecca. Plato At the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won't Go Away. First edition. New York: Pantheon Books, 2014. Print.

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