By Stephen Law
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
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A -very- good multilevel introduction to every day's philosophy. In everyday stories, eg at the dentist, in court, BIG questions are introduced, discussed and addressed, and some are actually solved. Some chapters: what is knowledge, is creationism scientific, can machines think? Achilles and the turtle, brains in a vat, Ockhams's razor are there as well.
Great last chapter with seven paradoxes, which cannot be solved. Big plus: Every chapter ends with a conclusion and a 'for further reading section' in case you are still puzzled. www.thinking-big.co.uk
Jw. said on Jan 25, 2014, 20:18
A highly thought provoking exercise for your brain. Anyone who like to think should take a look. In addition,the book tells you the difficulty in the beginning of each chapter. You can plan accordingly to avoid the difficult ones.
Waleswong said on May 15, 2013, 08:20