Do You Think What You Think You Think?: The Ultimate Philosophical Handbook

Penguin, 28.08.2007 - 192 Seiten
Explore the gray areas in your gray matter with philosophical brainteasers from armchair philosopher and bestselling author of The Pig That Wants to Be Eaten, Julian Baggini.

Is your brain ready for a thorough philosophical health check?

Julian Baggini, the author of the international bestseller The Pig That Wants to Be Eaten, and his fellow founding editor of The Philosopher's Magazine Jeremy Stangroom have some thought-provoking questions about your thinking: Is what you believe coherent and consistent, or a jumble of contradictions? If you could design a God, what would He, She, or It be like? And how will you fare on the tricky terrain of ethics when your taboos are under the spotlight?

Do You Think What You Think You Think features a dozen philosophical quizzes guaranteed to make armchair philosophers uncomfortably shift in their seats. Fun, challenging, and surprising, this book will enable you to discover the you you never knew you were.

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Nutzerbericht  - psiloiordinary - LibraryThing

Another book in my campaign to step outside of my skull and have a good rummage around inside it. This book catches you out in errors of thought that you didn't know you were making - a fantastic gift ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Nutzerbericht  - dandv - LibraryThing

Rather than challenging your philosophy, the book points out what's inconsistent within itself or with reality. An easy read, with each chapter being presented as a short introduction to the topic ... Vollständige Rezension lesen


How to use this book
The Philosophical Health Check
So You Think Youre Logical?
The Syllogymnasium
The DoItYourself Deity
Morality Play
Shakespeare vs Britney Spears
Are You Officially Ethical?
Staying Alive
How Free Are You?
The Ultimate Philosophy Quiz

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Über den Autor (2007)

Julian Baggini is the editor of The Philosopher’s Magazine.

Jeremy Stangroom is an elected Fellow of the Committee for the Scientific Examination of Religion. He is a cofounder of The Philosophers’ Magazine and its New Media editor. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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