A fresh and original introduction to philosophy, written in a clear and entertaining style. The first part of the book presents philosophical problems, the second part contains solutions and further discussions.
This is a fresh and original introduction to philosophy, written in a clear and entertaining style. The book contains: * 101 philosophical problems * discussion of each problem in the second half of the book * a glossary of unfamiliar terms * classical as well as contemporary problems from the fields of medical ethics, modern physics and artificial intelligence Problems include: * The Cow in the Field * The Society for Useless Information * The Dog and the Professor * Unmarried Bachelors * Descartes' Big Problem. 101 Philosophy Problems combines scholarship with humour and is suitable for all those who come to philosophy for the first time.
'Are all moral claims synthetic? Or analytic? Or a priori? Or a posteriori? Or both? Or neither? What about tables? Can you see one? Ask yourself: does it exist? Too easy? Go out of the room and ask yourself again. The next sentence is true. The previous sentence is false. Obey the brain warning at the beginning and don't read all 101 problems at once. On free will: You don't always act yourself if you're suffering from a paranoid personality disorder.' - The Guardian
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements; Forward!; How to use this book; 10 Logical Loops and Paradoxical Problems to get started with; Six Ethical Stories; Half a dozen of your number problems...; Some value judgments; Picture Puzzles; Problems with Time; Personal Problems; Paradoxical Pictures; Twelve Traditional Problems No One Really Cares About Anyway; Some Nasty Medical Problems; Two Chinese Problems; Ten Religious Problems; Elementary Problems of Natural Philosophy; Pretty final Problems; DISCUSSIONS; Glossary; Reading guide
101 Philosophy Problems by Martin Cohen
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