Can a Robot be Human?

Pages: 248
Subject: Philosophy
Imprint: Oneworld

Can a Robot be Human?

33 Perplexing Philosophy Puzzles

Peter Cave

In this fun and entertaining book of puzzles and


paradoxes, Peter Cave introduces some of life's


most important questions with tales and tall


stories, reasons and arguments, common sense


and bizarre conclusions.
Paperback
9781851686476 (1 Sep 2008)
RRP £7.99 / US$12.95

The Book

In this fun and entertaining book of puzzles and


paradoxes, Peter Cave introduces some of life's


most important questions with tales and tall


stories, reasons and arguments, common sense


and bizarre conclusions. From speedy tortoises


to getting into heaven, paradoxes and puzzles


give rise to some of the most exciting problems


in philosophy—from logic to ethics and from


art to politics. Illustrated with quirky cartoons


throughout, Can A Robot Be Human? takes the


reader on a taster tour of the most interesting and


delightful parts of philosophy. It's for everyone who


puzzles about the world!

Additional Information

Subject Philosophy
Pages 248
Imprint Oneworld

 

About the Author

Writer and broadcaster Peter Cave teaches philosophy for The Open University and City University, London. He chairs the Humanist Philosopher s Group and is often in debate, talking about paradoxes,' while arguing for good reasoning, especially in ethical, political and religious life. He frequently contributes to philosophy magazine, from the serious to the fun, lectures abroad, and introduced BBC radio listeners to a paradoxical fair of fun.

Reviews

"The book continues to be unputdownable"

- Philosophy Now

"A chirpy introduction to philosophy through thought-experiments and paradoxes."

- The Guardian

"Lightly written, but definitely no dumbing down. A simulating read, the subject ranges wide and far."

- Publishing News

"With its wonderful varied selection of topics, plus Cave's admirable lightness of touch, this is one of the most entertaining and thought provoking books I've come across in years. So stop messing around with trivia like Sudoku and give your brain a real treat by buying this book."

- Focus Magazine

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