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What's Wrong with Eating People?

33 More Perplexing Philosophy Puzzles

Published by Oneworld Publications
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

The sensational follow-up to the bestselling Can a Robot be Human

In this stunning sequel to last Christmas' bestselling surprise hit, "Can a Robot be Human?", 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. From encounters with bears (ethical dilemmas) to talking turkeys (the problem of induction), Cave storms through philosophy's classic conundrums with rapier wit and wisdom. Illustrated with quirky cartoons throughout, "What's Wrong With Eating People?" 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. 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 (September 1, 2008)
  • Length: 252 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781780740737

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Raves and Reviews

"Cave is not just a very gifted philosopher, he's also clear, captivating and funny too." Stephen Law, Author of The Philosophy Gym and editor of Think

"Cave is not just a very gifted philosopher, he's also clear, captivating and funny too."

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

"Provocative and lively. Few students would fail to be stimulated by these puzzles."

– Oliver Leaman - Professor of Philosophy and Zantker Professor of Judaic Studies, University of Kentu

"Prepare to be amused, intrigued, delighted, and illuminated. Britain's wittiest philosopher on top form."

– Raymond Tallis

"Delightfully written and fun to read. The writing is witty and eloquent and the puzzles are explored throughout with both common sense and wisdom."

– Anthony Ellis - Professor of Philosophy in Virginia Commonwealth University

"This charmingly witty and inventive collection of philosophical puzzles is bound to spark lively debates around the dinner table."

– Rick Lewis - Editor of Philosophy Now

"Your personal philosophy trainer. The puzzles offer you a heady work out, leaving you fitter to fight your own intellectual corner."

– Mark Vernon

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