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101 Philosophy Problems

101 PHILOSOPHY PROBLEMS

by: Cohen, Martin
Format: Paperback

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Product description Now in its second edition, this ever-engaging, humorous and extremely popular book challenges readers to think philosophically about every day dilemmas. This fully updated new edition includes brand new problems, such as 'A Nasty Transplant' and the 'Three Embryos', from the field of medical ethics, and 'Deep Thought Speaks', which tackles issues in Artificial Intelligence. These new conundrums accompany old favourites, such as the 'Hanging Judge', 'The Unexpected exam', 'The Sentence' paradox and 'Descartes' big problem', all explained and explored in Martin Cohen's clear, witty and individual style. 101 Philosophy Problems will stimulate hours of lively philosophical debate. Review '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 About the Author Martin Cohen is editor of The Philosopher and teaches at the Centre for Applied Ethics, Queensland, Australia.

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Product Code: 9780415261296
ISBN: 0415261295
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: 2001-12-28
Number of Pages: 248 pages
Languages: english
Edition: 2
Dimension: 5.12 x 0.91 x 7.72 inches
Shipping Weight: 0.45 pounds