The Pig That Wants to Be Eaten

The Pig That Wants to Be Eaten

100 Experiments for the Armchair Philosopher

Paperback - 2005
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Both entertaining and startling, The Pig That Wants to Be Eaten offers one hundred philosophical puzzles that stimulate thought on a host of moral, social, and personal dilemmas. Taking examples from sources as diverse as Plato and Steven Spielberg, author Julian Baggini presents abstract philosophical issues in concrete terms, suggesting possible solutions while encouraging readers to draw their own conclusions:

Lively, clever, and thought-provoking, The Pig That Wants to Be Eaten is a portable feast for the mind that is sure to satisfy any intellectual appetite.

Publisher: New York : Plume, c2005.
ISBN: 9780452287440
0452287448
Branch Call Number: 100
Characteristics: xiii, 306 p. ; 21 cm.

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madison382 Aug 15, 2012

This book is not one that you can read and forget, it really exercises your mind.

unbalancedbutfair Jun 04, 2012

An excellent book. You won't agree with everything in it. You'll be angry at the author's interpretations sometimes. You'll be angry with yourself for not seeing some things. You'll think with pride "well I already thought of that". And you should. But there will be things in here that you haven't seen before. Some of the thought experiments are ham handed, some are flawed, and the author's point of view comes into the interpretations but they're all worth considering. Some will make you think. When I was reading this I read it before bed and it kept me up late, thinking and reading "just one more". If you are interested in expanding your mind, shifting your worldview, or experiencing another paradigm check it out.

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