If Minds Had Toes

If Minds Had Toes

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Fifteen-year-old Ben Warner has a mundane summer job working in the local fish-and-chip shop. Then Lila arrives. She invites him to visit her in the World of Ideas, where she hopes to help Socrates win a bet with his arch-rival Wittgenstein: he and Lila must prove to Ben that philosophy can change his life for the better. So begins a mind-bending guided tour of the big and small questions in life, but will Socrates and Lila be able to convince Ben that the unexamined life is not worth living?show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 130 x 194 x 22mm | 222.26g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New ed.
  • 0747592411
  • 9780747592419
  • 524,646

Review quote

'A book of tremendous originality: funny, clever and hugely beguiling' William Boyd 'Intellectually rigorous ... fun and charming' Alain de Botton, Observer 'A playful exploration of philosophical ideas' Mail on Sunday 'A nimble, witty introduction to the basic tenets of philosophy' Guardianshow more

About Lucy Eyre

Lucy Eyre grew up in London and currently lives in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. This is her first book.show more

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340 ratings
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4 31% (107)
3 40% (136)
2 14% (47)
1 4% (12)
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