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Pig that Wants to Be Eaten

And 99+ Other Thought Experiments

«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»

New Statesman

'Baggini offers us a tempting smorgasbord of some of the most baffling, weird and occasionally downright creepy scenarios ever envisaged... enjoy these mind-boggling tales from the outer limit of thought' Guardian

Is it right to eat a pig that wants to be eaten?
Are you really reading this book cover, or are you in a simulation?
If God is all-powerful, could he create a square circle?

Here are 100 of the most intriguing thought experiments from the history of philosophy and ideas - questions to leave you inspired, informed and scratching your head, dumbfounded. Les mer

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'Baggini offers us a tempting smorgasbord of some of the most baffling, weird and occasionally downright creepy scenarios ever envisaged... enjoy these mind-boggling tales from the outer limit of thought' Guardian

Is it right to eat a pig that wants to be eaten?
Are you really reading this book cover, or are you in a simulation?
If God is all-powerful, could he create a square circle?

Here are 100 of the most intriguing thought experiments from the history of philosophy and ideas - questions to leave you inspired, informed and scratching your head, dumbfounded.

A collection of short, accessible philosophical quandaries to stimulate, challenge and entertain.

'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' New Statesman

Detaljer

Forlag
Granta Publications Ltd
Innbinding
Paperback
Språk
Engelsk
ISBN
9781803510477
Utgivelsesår
2024
Format
20 x 13 cm

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«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»

New Statesman

«Thinking again is what this taut, incisive, bullet-hard book is dedicated to promoting»

Sunday Times

«An eloquent and engaging introduction to the major philosophical quandaries»

Scotland on Sunday

«An engaging read ... It's one to which I'll keep returning - whenever I feel like an argument and have nobody to argue with»

Sunday Herald

«Baggini offers us a tempting smorgasbord of some of the most baffling, weird and occasionally downright creepy scenarios ever envisaged... enjoy these mind-boggling tales from the outer limit of thought»

Guardian

«Baggini frames various philosophical conundrums so that we focus on the nub of the matter without the extraneous considerations that complicate them in real life... helpfully cross- referenced and ideal for reading aloud»

Metro (London)

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