The Pig that Wants to be Eaten: And Ninety-nine Other Thought Experiments

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Granta, 2006 - Philosophy - 306 pages
The author presents 100 thought experiments 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. Baggini offers some ways of approaching each problem.

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User Review  - Beholderess - LibraryThing

An interesting and thought-provoking exploration of ethics. Struggling with the examples - and with why I'd choose one course of action over the other - helped me to better understand my own position. Read full review

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User Review  - TheDivineOomba - LibraryThing

It took me a bit of effort to get into this book. The first 20 puzzles weren't all that interesting. But than... I started to really think about what each story was asking - how was it the same or ... Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Julian Baggini is the editor and co-founder of The Philosophers' Magazine. He writes regularly for the Guardian, Independent and Independent on Sunday, Prospect and the TES, and has regularly appears on Radio 4 He is the author of several books on philosophy, including What's It All About? Philosophy and the Meaning of Life.

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