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The Big Think Book

Discover Philosophy Through 99 Perplexing Problems

Published by Oneworld Publications
Distributed by Simon & Schuster



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About The Book

What makes me, me – and you, you?

What is this thing called ‘love’?

Does life have a point?

Is ‘no’ the right answer to this question?

Philosophy transports us from the wonderful to the weird, from the funny to the very serious indeed. With the aid of tall stories, jokes, fascinating insights and common sense, Peter Cave offers a comprehensive survey of all areas of philosophy, addressing the big puzzles in ethics and politics, metaphysics and knowledge, religion and the emotions, aesthetics and logic. Replete with a smorgasbord of amusing and mind-boggling examples, The Big Think Book is perfect for anyone who delights in life’s conundrums.

About The Author

Writer and broadcaster Peter Cave teaches philosophy for The Open University and City University London. Author of the bestselling Can A Robot Be Human?, he chairs the Humanist Philosophers’ Group, frequently contributes to philosophy journals and magazines, from the academic to the popular, and has presented several philosophy programmes for the BBC. He lives in London.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Oneworld Publications (November 10, 2015)
  • Length: 544 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781780747422

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