The Pig That Wants to be Eaten - Julian Baggini

The Pig That Wants to be Eaten by Julian Baggini presents 100 thought experiments - short scenarios which pose a problem in a vivid and concrete way - and invites the reader to think about possible answers for him/herself. Experiments cover identity, religion, art, ethics, language, knowledge and many more. From Zeno's paradox to Groundhog Day (how do you make sense of a life of eternal recurrence?), via the pig that wants to be eaten (so should you eat him?), Plato's cave, Minority Report (is it right to punish people for what they are going to do, but haven't yet done?), and an American Werewolf in London (how can we tell whether we are awake or dreaming?), this book makes philosophy not only mind-stretching but also entertaining.

Book Title: 

The Pig That Wants to be Eaten

Subtitle: 

and 99 other thought experiments

Author: 

Baggini, Julian

Publisher: 

Granta

Edition: 

4th

Year Published: 

2010

Binding: 

Soft cover

ISBN: 

9781847081285

Pages: 

306

Condition: 

Remainder, fine

Dimensions: 

19.8 × 13 × 2.3 cm

Book Weight: 

0.421 kg

Publisher's Price: 

R205.00

Price: 

R85.00

In Stock: 

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Front cover of The Pig That Wants to be Eaten by Julian Baggini
Back cover of The Pig That Wants to be Eaten by Julian Baggini