You Kant Make it Up!

Pages: 224
Subject: Philosophy
Imprint: Oneworld

You Kant Make it Up!

Strange Ideas from History's Great Philosophers

Gary Hayden

Could you be convinced that you don't exist?
Paperback
9781851688456 (1 Sep 2011)
RRP £8.99 / US$14.95

The Book

Drawing on the writings of the great philosophers, You Kant Make it Up sends the reader on thrilling, non-stop tour of their most outrageous and counter-intuitive conclusions. Harry Potter is real. Matter doesn't exist. Dan Brown is better than Shakespeare. All these statements stem from philosophy's greatest minds, from Plato to Nietzsche. What were they thinking? Overflowing with compelling arguments for the downright strange - many of which are hugely influential today - popular philosopher Gary Hayden shows that just because something is odd, doesn't mean that someone hasn't argued for it. Spanning ethics, logic, politics, sex and religion, this unconventional introduction to philosophy will challenge your assumptions, expand your horizons, infuriate, entertain and amuse you.

Additional Information

Subject Philosophy
Pages 224
Imprint Oneworld

 

About the Author

Gary Hayden is a journalist and popular philosopher. He has a master's degree in philosophy and has written for The Times Educational Supplement, Scotsman, Church Times, and a selection of magazines. He is the author of This Book Does Not Exist: Adventures in the Paradoxical. He lives in the UK.

Reviews

'This book could be picked up and enjoyed by people no matter how much or how little they already know... you should buy two, and give one to someone you could have a good argument with.'

- The Book Bag

"A well-put-together collection of the most intriguing philosophical thoughts and arguments from Socrates to the present day… Provocative and inviting."

- The Good Book Guide

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