Lively, clever, and thought-provoking, The Pig That Wants to Be Eaten is a portable feast for the mind that is sure to satisfy any intellectual appetite. BACKCOVER: Thinking again is what this taut, incisive, bullet-hard book is dedicated to promoting.
The Sunday Times (London)
This book is like the Sudoku of moral philosophy: apply your mind to any of its `thought experiments' while stuck on the Tube, and quickly be transported out of rush-hour hell.
Very, very interesting and inspiring. Even if you're not that interested in ethics or philosophical problems at large you may like to see this book as a collection of everyday problems and dilemma illustrated with sound reasonings. It's not a Q&A, but it can lead you to carry on a reasonable and strong discussion....Continua
Yet, don't take it too seriously ... it may bring you to some philosophical thinking, yet you need to go to the heart of the problem by reading some other serious stuff ... oversimplication is the risk you will take in reading this ...
complicated cross referencing which doesn't really add pleasure to your reading...
No ordinary book. When you read a book you usually expect to learn more when you finish it. But after finishing this Pig, I was only to find that I actually know less!
This book really can be considered a treasure house of dilemmas that can help you find the flaw in your own philosophical system. Invoke interest.
But is merely the commencement.
Also can be very helpful for LD debaters or other philosophy debaters. You just need to throw one of these dilemmas to your opponent and watch them falling into the trap.
The only thing I don't like about the book is its categorization, or lack of it. The author seems to be seeking the atmosphere of relaxed "armchair" reading, as he arranged the articles in the book almost completely randomly....Continua