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Peter K. Unger (born 1942) is a contemporary American philosopher and professor at New York University. His main interests lie in the fields of metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, and the philosophy of mind. He attended Swarthmore College at the same time as David Lewis, earning a B.A. in philosophy in 1962, and Oxford University, where he studied under A. J. Ayer and earned a doctorate in 1966.

Unger has written a defense of profound philosophical skepticism and claims that many philosophical questions cannot be definitively answered. In the field of applied ethics, he argues that one has a moral duty to make large donations to life-saving charities (such as Oxfam and UNICEF) if one can, even if one has to beg, borrow, or steal in the process. Unger, moreover, has also used the paradox of the heap to argue for mereological nihilism, which entails that he, along with all other composite objects, does not exist.

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Total Books: 24
Empty Ideas A Critique of Analytic Philosophy
2014 - Empty Ideas a Critique of Analytic Philosophy (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780199330812
ISBN-10: 0199330816
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences
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All the Power in the World
2007 - All the Power in the World (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780195339345
ISBN-10: 0195339347
Genre: Nonfiction
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Schwimmen unterrichten
2007 - Schwimmen Unterrichten (Other)
ISBN-13: 9783403044031
ISBN-10: 3403044033
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Hot Runner Technology
2006 - Hot Runner Technology (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781569903957
ISBN-10: 1569903956
Genres: Science & Math, Engineering & Transportation
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Philosophical Papers Volume One
2006 - Philosophical Papers Volume One (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780195155525
ISBN-10: 0195155521
Genre: Nonfiction
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Philosophical Papers Volume Two
2006 - Philosophical Papers Volume Two (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780195301588
ISBN-10: 0195301587
Genre: Nonfiction
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Heikanaltechnik
2004 - Heikanaltechnik (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783446225855
ISBN-10: 3446225854
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Philosophical Relativity
2002 - Philosophical Relativity (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780195155532
ISBN-10: 019515553X
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Sylt kulinarisch
2001 - Sylt Kulinarisch (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783934170070
ISBN-10: 3934170072
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Der Spritzgiewerkzeugbau in 130 Beispielen
1998 - Der Spritzgiewerkzeugbau in 130 Beispielen (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783446192416
ISBN-10: 3446192417
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Living High and Letting Die Our Illusion of Innocence
1996 - Living High and Letting Die Our Illusion of Innocence (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780195075892
ISBN-10: 0195075897
Genre: Nonfiction
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Identity Consciousness and Value
1992 - Identity Consciousness and Value (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780195079173
ISBN-10: 0195079175
Genre: Nonfiction
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Ignorance A Case for Scepticism
1979 - Ignorance a Case for Scepticism [Clarendon Library of Logic & Philosophy] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780198244172
ISBN-10: 0198244177
Genre: Nonfiction
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1970 - Studies in the Theory of Knowledge [A.P.Q.Monograph] (Paperback)
Achieving Laboratory Accreditation A How to Guide
Achieving Laboratory Accreditation a How to Guide (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781883337285
ISBN-10: 1883337283
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Ursachen Der Politischen Unruhen in Polen Im Winter 1970/71 Eine Okonomische Und Politische Analyse [Europaische Hochschulschriften : Reihe 29, Sozialokonomie - German Edition] (Other)
Walter Benjamin als Rezensent D Reflexion e Intellektuellen auf d zeitgeschichtl Situation
Walter Benjamin Als Rezensent D Reflexion E Intellektuellen Auf D Zeitgeschichtl Situation [Europaische Hochschulschriften : Reihe 1, Deutsche Literatur und Germanistik - German Edition] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9783261024589
ISBN-10: 3261024585
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