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    Toward Peace
    Ethics and International Affairs 34 (1): 77-84. 2020.
    As part of the roundtable “World Peace,” this essay argues that an ideal state of peace might not be attainable, but a positive form of peace could be achieved on a global scale if states and peoples made a serious investment—comparable to their investment in military expenditure—in promoting the kind of mutual cultural understanding that reduces tensions and divisions and fosters cooperation. Peacemaking usually focuses on diplomatic and military détente; the argument in this essay is that thes…Read more
  • War: An Enquiry
    Yale University Press. 2017.
    _A renowned philosopher challenges long-held views on just wars, ethical conduct during war, why wars occur, how they alter people and societies, and more_ For residents of the twenty-first century, a vision of a future without warfare is almost inconceivable. Though wars are terrible and destructive, they also seem unavoidable. In this original and deeply considered book, A. C. Grayling examines, tests, and challenges the concept of war. He proposes that a deeper, more accurate understanding of…Read more
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    PART I Ideas
    In Friendship, Yale University Press. pp. 17-120. 2017.
  • Notes
    In Friendship, Yale University Press. pp. 203-213. 2017.
  • Index
    In Friendship, Yale University Press. pp. 219-230. 2017.
  •  3
    In Friendship, Yale University Press. 2017.
  • Introduction
    In Friendship, Yale University Press. pp. 1-16. 2017.
  •  3
    In Friendship, Yale University Press. 2017.
  •  5
    In Friendship, Yale University Press. pp. 214-218. 2017.
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    In Friendship, Yale University Press. 2017.
  •  5
    Part III experiences
    In Friendship, Yale University Press. pp. 167-202. 2017.
  •  2
    PART II Legends
    In Friendship, Yale University Press. pp. 121-166. 2017.
  •  9
    Truth, Meaning and Realism
    Analysis 69 (1): 169-171. 2009.
    The ten essays gathered together in this book treat of truth, meaning, realism, natural kind terms, and related topics. Almost all began life as invited contributions to conferences. From the Preface we learn that Grayling, in contrast to those colleagues whose perfectionism leads them to publish too little, preferred to ‘venture ideas as if they were letters to friends’. The style could hardly be called epistolary, however; a high level of generality is maintained throughout, and there is much …Read more
  •  1
    A cultural possession
    The Philosophers' Magazine 38 52-55. 2007.
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    Interview - A. C. Grayling
    The Philosophers' Magazine 40 (40): 42-43. 2008.
    AC Grayling is Britain’s leading popular philosopher. A professor at Birkbeck College, University of London, he has written over 20 books, ranging from academic monographs such as Truth, Meaning and Realism to more accessible works such as What is Good? and The Mystery of Things. His most recent books are Towards The Light and The Choice of Hercules
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    Critiques of theistic arguments
    In Stephen Bullivant & Michael Ruse (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Atheism, Oxford University Press. pp. 38. 2013.
    Within the history of western philosophy, there have been a number of classic ways of arguing for the existence of God. The most important of these are the teleological argument, the ontological argument, the cosmological argument, the moral argument, and a loose family of pragmatic considerations affirming the prudence or desirability of theistic belief. Demonstrating the weaknesses of these approaches is crucial for establishing the ‘negative’ case for atheism. This essay begins by defining wh…Read more
  •  7
    A man for all reasons
    The Philosophers' Magazine 26 28-30. 2004.
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    In this series of studies A. C. Grayling looks at approaches the problem of how sceptical challenges can be met.
  • The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Humanism (edited book)
    with Andrew Copson
    Wiley-Blackwell. 2015.
    _The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Humanism_ presents an edited collection of essays that explore the nature of Humanism as an approach to life, and a philosophical analysis of the key humanist propositions from naturalism and science to morality and meaning. Represents the first book of its kind to look at Humanism not just in terms of its theoretical underpinnings, but also its consequences and its diverse manifestations Features contributions from international and emerging scholars, plus renow…Read more
  • Philosophy: a Guide Through the Subject
    with Nicholas Bunnin and E. P. Tsui-James
    Philosophical Quarterly 47 (188): 421-422. 1997.
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    Epistemology and Realism
    Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 92. 1992.
  • In his major new book A.C. Grayling examines the different ways to live a good life, as proposed from classical antiquity to the recent present. Grayling focuses on the two very different conceptions of what a good life should be: one is a broadly secular view rooted in attitudes about human nature and the human condition; the other is a broadly transcendental view which locates the source of moral value outside the human realm. In the modern world - the world shaped by the rise of science in th…Read more