The Big Think Book

Pages: 544
Subject: Philosophy
Imprint: Oneworld

The Big Think Book

Discover Philosophy Through 99 Perplexing Problems

Peter Cave

A thorough introduction to Philosophy… without the boring bits

The Book

What makes me, me - and you, you?

What is this thing called ‘love'?  

Does life have a point? 

Is ‘no' the right answer to this question?

Philosophy transports us from the wonderful to the weird, from the funny to the very serious indeed. With the aid of tall stories, jokes, fascinating insights and common sense, Peter Cave offers a comprehensive survey of all areas of philosophy, addressing the big puzzles in ethics and politics, metaphysics and knowledge, religion and the emotions, aesthetics and logic. Replete with a smorgasbord of amusing and mind-boggling examples, The Big Think Book is perfect for anyone who delights in life's conundrums. 

Additional Information

Subject Philosophy
Pages 544
Imprint Oneworld


About the Author

Peter Cave is a lecturer in philosophy for The Open University and a member of the Council of the Royal Institute of Philosophy. He is also the author of Ethics: A Beginner's Guide, Humanism: A Beginner's Guide and The Big Think Book: Discover Philosophy Through 99 Perplexing Puzzles (all Oneworld).


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