The Pig That Wants to Be Eaten: 100 Experiments for the Armchair Philosopher

The Pig That Wants to Be Eaten: 100 Experiments for the Armchair Philosopher

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By (author) Julian Baggini

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  • Publisher: Plume Books
  • Format: Paperback | 306 pages
  • Dimensions: 132mm x 203mm x 18mm | 204g
  • Publication date: 1 July 2006
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0452287448
  • ISBN 13: 9780452287440
  • Sales rank: 69,976

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Both entertaining and startling, The Pig That Wants to Be Eaten offers one hundred philosophical puzzles that stimulate thought on a host of moral, social, and personal dilemmas. Taking examples from sources as diverse as Plato and Steven Spielberg, author Julian Baggini presents abstract philosophical issues in concrete terms, suggesting possible solutions while encouraging readers to draw their own conclusions: Lively, clever, and thought-provoking, The Pig That Wants to Be Eaten is a portable feast for the mind that is sure to satisfy any intellectual appetite.

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Julian Baggini is the editor of The Philosopher's Magazine.

Review quote

"This book is like the Sudoku of moral philosophy: apply your mind to any of its 'thought experiments' while stuck on the Tube, and quickly be transported out of rush-hour hell." --New Statesman