Can a Robot be Human?

Can a Robot be Human? : 33 Perplexing Philosophy Puzzles

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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!
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Product details

  • Paperback | 248 pages
  • 130 x 194 x 24mm | 281.23g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 15
  • 1851686479
  • 9781851686476
  • 36,755

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"The book continues to be unputdownable" * Philosophy Now * "A chirpy introduction to philosophy through thought-experiments and paradoxes." * The Guardian * "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 *
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About Peter Cave

Writer and broadcaster Peter Cave teaches philosophy for The Open University and City University, London. He chairs the Humanist Philosopher s Group and is often in debate, talking about paradoxes,' while arguing for good reasoning, especially in ethical, political and religious life. He frequently contributes to philosophy magazine, from the serious to the fun, lectures abroad, and introduced BBC radio listeners to a paradoxical fair of fun.
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