Five Thousand B.C. and Other Philosophical Fantasies

Raymond Smullyan

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Five Thousand B.C. and Other Philosophical Fantasies by Raymond Smullyan is a collection of paradoxes, dialogues, problems, and essays exploring philosophical ideas. This fascinating book will challenge your understanding of reality, truth, morality, existence, and death.

Raymond Smullyan is a logician, mathematician, and philosopher and is the author of books including The Tao Is Silent, What Is the Name of This Book?, To Mock a Mockinbird and others.

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5000 B.C> and Other Philosophical Fantasies
1Why Are You Truthful?1Why Are You Truthful?MORALIST: I have gathered you good people together on this occasion because I know that you are among the most truthful people on earth, and so I propose that we hold a symposium on truthfulness. I wish to learn from each of you your reasons for being truthful. Adrian, what is your reason for being truthful?ADRIAN: My reason is quite simple. It says in the Bible that one should be truthful, and I take the Bible seriously. Since my greatest duty on earth is obedience to the will of God and God commands me

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Five Thousand B.C. and Other Philosophical Fantasies
Raymond Smullyan

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St. Martin's Press
February 1983
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ISBN: 9781429952651
ISBN10: 1429952652
224 pages
$7.99

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St. Martin's Press
February 1983
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ISBN: 9780312295165
ISBN10: 0312295162
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