Philosophers Take On the World

Edmonds, D., (Ed.) (2016), Philosophers Take On the World. (Oxford: Oxford University Press)



Every day the news shows us provoking stories about what's going on in the world, about events which raise moral questions and problems. In Philosophers Take On the World a team of philosophers get to grips with a variety of these controversial issues, from the amusing to the shocking, in short, engaging, often controversial pieces. Covering topics from guns to abortion, the morality of drinking alone, hating a sports team, and being rude to cold callers, the essays will make you think again about the judgements we make on a daily basis and the ways in which we choose to conduct our lives.

Philosophers Take On the World is based on the blog run by the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics at the University of Oxford, one of the world's leading centres for applied ethics.

- Philosophers get to grips with what's going on in the world

- Short, bite-sized chapters on fascinating and unusual topics

-  A kaleidoscope of thought-provoking and challenging new ideas

-  Written by a team of experts in ethics, medicine, politics, and current affairs


"Philosophers Take on the World paves the way for people to become independent thinkers, more mindful of the philosophical implications that lurk behind all corners of our lives." - Anna Zanetti, The Oxford Culture Review

"I'm now a convert." - Jonathan Wright, Catholic Herald