Do Llamas Fall in Love?

33 Perplexing Philosophy Puzzles

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About The Book

The sensational follow-up to the bestsellers Can a Robot be Human? and What's Wrong with Eating People?

In this stunning sequel to his bestselling philosophy books, "Can a Robot be Human?" and "What's Wrong with Eating People", Peter Cave once again engages the reader in a romp through the best bits of philosophical thought. With the aid of tall stories, jokes, common sense and bizarre insights, Cave tackles some of life's most important questions and introduces the puzzles that will keep you pondering throughout the night. Illustrated with quirky cartoons throughout, "Do Llamas Fall in Love?" leaves no stone unturned, covering a smorgasbord of topics including logic, ethics, art and politics. It will provide a perfect gift for anyone who puzzles about the world.

About The Author

Writer and broadcaster Peter Cave teaches philosophy for The Open University and City University, London. He chairs the Humanist Philosopher s Group and is often in debate, talking about paradoxes,' while arguing for good reasoning, especially in ethical, political and religious life. He frequently contributes to philosophy magazine, from the serious to the fun, lectures abroad, and introduced BBC radio listeners to a paradoxical fair of fun.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Oneworld Publications (September 1, 2010)
  • Length: 288 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781780740171

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Raves and Reviews

"another romp through the best bits of philosophical thought."

– The Bookseller

"Now we can all be philosophers. Engaging and mentally stimulating."

– New Scientist

"Britain's wittiest philosopher."

– Raymond Tallis

"Highly entertaining and thought-provoking. Peter Cave is always worth reading!"

– Stephen Law - Author of The Philosophy Gym and editor of Think

"Every point is made with a quip, but behind the badinage lies a wealth of learning and a talent for making things clear."

– David Papineau - Professor of Philosophy of Science, King's College, London

"Fun, incisive, and a sheer pleasure to read – this is amazingly rare for a book on philosophy!The whole book has the `touch of the master' about it."

– Imre Leader - Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge

"A first-class package of puzzles, stamped with humor and handled with flair."

– Laurence Goldstein - Professor of Philosophy, University of Kent

"If llamas can fall in love with philosophy, this witty, clear, entertaining and learned little book is the just the thing to make them."

– Timothy Chappell - Professor of Philosophy, The Open University

"Delightfully witty! Spanning the gamut of philosophical topics, this book serves as brilliant introduction to philosophy."

– William Irwin - Professor of Philosophy, King's College Pennsylvania and Editor of The Blackwell

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