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    DescriptionHow to know that you exist. How to be an object of desire. How to think like a bat. How to bring meaning to life. From the realm of the unconscious to the principles of logic, How to Outwit Aristotle will help you think like a philosopher. Witty and accessible, this is a superb introduction to the subject by one of Britain's most engaging philosophical writers.


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    Title
    How to Outwit Aristotle
    Subtitle
    And 34 Other Really Interesting Uses of Philosophy
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Peter Cave
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 259 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780857388322
    ISBN 10: 0857388320
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PHI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.6
    BISAC V2.8: PHI000000
    Ingram Subject Code: PH
    DC22: 100
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25210
    BIC subject category V2: HPX
    DC23: 100
    Thema V1.0: QDX
    Illustrations note
    Black and white illustrations
    Publisher
    Quercus Publishing Plc
    Imprint name
    Quercus Publishing Plc
    Publication date
    02 August 2012
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Peter Cave teaches philosophy at the Open University and City University in London, UK. He is a frequent broadcaster, having scripted the 'Paradoxical Fair' series for BBC Radio 4. His previous publications include the best-selling Can a Robot be Human? and What's Wrong with Eating People? He lives in London.
    Table of contents
    Introduction. How to know that you exist. How to awake as a gigantic insect. How to fire the neurons in your head. How to be free. How to outwit Aristotle. How to know what knowledge is. How to stop worrying about the evil genius. How to be a ghost in the machine. How not to have feelings or beliefs. How to tell the future. How to be a philosophical scientist. How to turn noise into meaning. How to know what we are talking about. How to live on slippery slopes. How to judge whom to save. How not to eat people. How not to be harmed by your death. How to be God. How to sympathize with the devil. How to be a monkey endlessly typing. How to be seduced by logic. How to be an object of desire. How not to be nasty, brutish and short. How to tolerate the intolerable. How not to be a three-legged frog. How not to be squeezed by time. How to outdo artificial intelligence. How to deceive yourself. How to love what does not exist. How not to be left looking after the clothes. How to hear the Sirens' song in safety. How to think like a bat. How to see beauty. How to know when to stop. How to bring meaning to life. Glossary. Index.