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

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Penguin, Jun 27, 2006 - Games - 336 pages
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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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Review: The Pig That Wants to Be Eaten: 100 Experiments for the Armchair Philosopher

User Review  - Bernard O'Leary - Goodreads

Part of the fashionable trend of superficial pop philosophy books. The setups are too jokey and the analysis is too vague, and the whole thing feels like a waste of time. Instead of tearing through ... Read full review

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User Review  - Tim Murray - Goodreads

This starts off very well as a brief but interesting introduction to philosophy. However by the 4th time you've read a variation on the theme of "if you could save 20 people by killing 1, should you ... Read full review

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

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