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
9781780747422 (1 Oct 2015)
RRP £9.99 / US$15.99

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 lectures in philosophy for The Open University and New York University (London). He is the author of eight books on philosophy, making it accessible to a wide audience, including the bestselling Can a Robot be Human?: 33 Perplexing Philosophy Puzzles.


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