What's Wrong with Eating People? : 33 More Perplexing Philosophy Puzzles, Paperback Book

What's Wrong with Eating People? : 33 More Perplexing Philosophy Puzzles Paperback

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In this stunning sequel to last Christmas's bestselling surprise hit, Can a Robot be Human?, Peter Cave once again engages the reader in a romp through the best bits of philosophical thought. With the aid of tall stories, jokes, common sense and bizarre insights, Cave tackles some of life's most important questions and introduces the puzzles that will keep you pondering throughout the night.

From encounters with bears (ethical dilemmas) to talking turkeys (the problem of induction), Cave storms through philosophy's classic conundrums with rapier wit and wisdom. Illustrated with quirky cartoons throughout, What's Wrong With Eating People? leaves no stone unturned, covering a smorgasbord of topics including logic, ethics, art and politics. It will provide a perfect gift for anyone who puzzles about the world!


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 252 pages, illustrations
  • Publisher: Oneworld Publications
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  • Category: History of Western philosophy
  • ISBN: 9781851686209

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Another book of philosophical puzzles -- a lot of which I was familiar with, somehow, from doing Religious Studies at GCSE and A Level... It includes stuff like the Ontological Argument, anyway. Like the other book I've read by Peter Cave, it's interesting and presents difficult puzzles quite flippantly. It cross-references the puzzles, so if you're interested in a particular line of thought, you can follow it right through the book.