The Big Questions series is designed to let renowned experts confront the 20 most fundamental and frequently asked questions of a major branch of science or philosophy.
Each 3000-word essay simply and concisely examines a question that has eternally perplexed enquiring minds, and provides answers from history's great thinkers.
This ambitious project is a unique distillation of humanity's best ideas. In Big Questions: Philosophy, bestselling author Simon Blackburn addresses 20 essential questions.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 208 pages, 50 2-colour illustrations
- Publisher: Quercus Publishing
- Publication Date: 26/11/2009
- Category: Popular philosophy
- ISBN: 9781849160001
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Review by j.napier
The Big Questions. People in the world have an interest in everyday questions but then you have people that have questions that science hasn't figured out. Questions that science hasn't figured out have a very broad spectrum and it always interesting to hear other people's ideas or opinions about these questions. Questions like How can I deceive myself?, Is death to be feared?, What fills ups space?. These are all quite broad and philosophy is something everyone seems to know. Questions like the ones above are answered by the Research Professor of Philosophy in North Carolina, Simon Blackburn, he is also one of the most distinguished philosophers of our time. This book gets a 5/5 from me!