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Imprint: Oneworld Publications

Subject: Philosophy

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. 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!

  • Publication date: September 13, 2007
  • ISBN: 9781780740089
  • RRP: £4.99
  • Pages: 256

Reviews

"A chirpy introduction to philosophy through thought-experiments and paradoxes."
The Guardian
"The book introduces some of life's most important questions with tales and tall stories, reasons and arguments, common sense and bizarre conclusions."
UCL Alumni Webpage
"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
"This is a chirpy introduction to philosophy through thought-experiments and paradoxes."
The Guardian
"The examples are engaging and wittily explained, and enhanced by amusing cartoons"
The Good Book Guide
"The book continues to be unputdownable"
Philosophy Now

Peter Cave

Writer and broadcaster Peter Cave teaches philosophy for The Open University and City University London. Author of the bestselling Can A Robot Be Human?, he chairs the Humanist Philosophers’ Group, frequently contributes to philosophy journals and magazines, from the academic to the popular, and has presented several philosophy programmes for the BBC. He lives in London.

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