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The Philosophy Gym

25 Short Adventures in Thinking

By Stephen Law

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| Hardcover | 9780312314521

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From Descartes to designer babies, "The Philosophy Gym poses questions about some of history's most important philosophical issues, ranging in difficulty from pretty easy to very challenging. He brings new perspectives to age-old conundrums while als Continue

From Descartes to designer babies, "The Philosophy Gym poses questions about some of history's most important philosophical issues, ranging in difficulty from pretty easy to very challenging. He brings new perspectives to age-old conundrums while also tackling modern-day dilemmas -- some for the first time. Begin your warm up by contemplating whether a pickled sheep can truly be considered art, or dive right in and tackle the existence of God. In this radically new way of looking at philosophy, Stephen Law illustrates the problem with a story, then lets the argument battle it out in clear, easily digestible and intelligent prose. This perfect little mental health club is sure to give each reader's mind a great workout.
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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 ...(continue)

    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

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    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.

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    Waleswong said on May 15, 2013 | Add your feedback

Book Details

  • Rating:
    (4)
    • 4 stars
  • English Books
  • Hardcover 224 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 0312314523
  • ISBN-13: 9780312314521
  • Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
  • Publish date: 2003-12-16
  • Dimensions: 129 mm x 903 mm x 1,418 mm
  • Also available as: Paperback
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