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The Pig That Wants to be Eaten: And Ninety-nine Other Thought Experiments

-By Julian Baggini

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Presents 100 thought experiments: short scenarios which pose a problem in a vivid and concrete way, and invites the reader to think about possible answers for him/herself. Experiments cover identity, religion, art, ethics, language, knowledge and more. This book aims to make philosophy not only mind-stretching but also entertaining.

Julian Baggini presents 100 thought experiments: short scenarios which pose a problem in a vivid and concrete way, and invites the reader to think about possible answers for him/herself. Experiments cover identity, religion, art, ethics, language, knowledge and many more. From "Zeno's Paradox" to "Groundhog Day" (how do you make sense of a life of eternal recurrence?), via "The Pig that Wants to be Eaten" (so should you eat him?), "Plato's Cave", "Minority Report" (is it right to punish people for what they are going to do, but haven't yet done?), and an "American Werewolf in London" (how can we tell whether we are awake or dreaming?), this book makes philosophy not only mind-stretching but also entertaining. short..

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ISBN-13 9781862078550
Publisher Granta Books
Imprint Granta Books
Number of Pages 256
Publication Date 03072006
Language English
Binding Paperback