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101 Philosophy Problems

101 Philosophy Problems

by Martin Cohen (Author)

Synopsis

101 Philosophy Problems, Second edition, is a new and fully updated version of the highly successful first edition. In this ever engaging and humorous exploration of philosophy, Martin Cohen challenges the reader to think philosophically about every day dilemmas. Problems such as the 'Hanging Judge', 'The Unexpected exam' and 'The Sentence' paradox give examples of the more familiar type of philosophical riddles, but there are also wholly new problems with which to contend. 'A Nasty Transplant Problem', the 'Three Embryos Problem' come from the new field of medical ethics, whilst 'Deep Thought Speaks' raises issues in Artificial Intelligence. Each problem is presented with a separate discussion designed to stimulate hours of lively philosophical debate. The new edition includes: Many new problems, each with separate discussion; Classic and contemporary problems taken from the media to physics, medical ethics to sport. A fully revised and updated glossary of unfamiliar philosophical terms 101 Philosophy Problems, Second Edition combines wit with philosophical scholarship and is ideal for anyone interested in this exciting and stimulating topic.

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 248
Edition: 2nd Revised edition
Publisher: Routledge
Published: 15 Nov 2001

ISBN 10: 0415261295
ISBN 13: 9780415261296

Media Reviews
'Are all moral claims synthetic? Or analytic? Or a priori? Or a posteriori? Or both? Or neither? What about tables? Can you see one? Ask yourself: does it exist? Too easy? Go out of the room and ask yourself again. The next sentence is true. The previous sentence is false. Obey the brain warning at the beginning and don't read all 101 problems at once. On free will: You don't always act yourself if you're suffering from a paranoid personality disorder.' - The Guardian