Should You Judge This Book by Its Cover? : 100 Fresh Takes on Familiar Sayings and Quotations Paperback
This is another rapid-fire selection of short, stimulating and entertaining capsules of philosophy from the master of the genre.
This time Baggini applies his philosophical scalpel to famous sayings, proverbs and pieces of homespun wisdom.
Should you really do as the Romans do when in Rome and practice what you preach?
Is the grass always in fact greener on the other side of the fence, and is there ever smoke without fire?
Is beauty always in the eye of the beholder and is it actually better to be safe than sorry?
Baggini's approach is as witty and deeply thought provoking as ever.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 224 pages
- Publisher: Granta Books
- Publication Date: 01/02/2010
- Category: Popular philosophy
- ISBN: 9781847081551
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Review by seldombites
This book contains a decent selection of proverbs and has the occasional interesting snippet of history. These things are the only things this book has going for it, however. The thought-provoking analysis promised by the blurb is absent in all but a few cases. Interesting to dip into know and then, but I wouldn't go out of my way to purchase it.